Crater Rim Drive Rehabilitation
Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park proposes to rehabilitate 2.8 miles of Crater Rim Drive, beginning just after the junction with State Highway 11 (just before the park entrance station), and continuing to the gate just west of the Jaggar Museum parking area.
The Crater Rim Drive Rehabilitation Environmental Assessment (EA) is available for public review and comment. The EA is available for a 30-day public review in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and National Park Service guidelines. The comment deadline for the EA is June 30, 2010; comments must be transmitted or postmarked no later than this date.
The EA has been distributed to Hawaii Island public libraries and the Hawaii State Library. The document is available electronically from the park's website and on the National Park Service's Planning, Envionment, and Public Comment site (PEPC) at http://parkplanning .nps.gov/havo
Comments are being accepted online through PEPC. Comments may also be submitted by mail at the following address:
Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park Superintendent
We would consider all public comments in making a decision, which would be documented in a Finding of No Significant Impact, if appropriate. Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, please be aware that our practice is to make comments including names, and/or home addresses, home phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of respondents available for public review. If you wish us to withhold this information, you must state it prominently at the beginning of your comment. We would always make submissions from organizations or businesses and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations and businesses, available for public inspection in their entirety.
Did You Know?
During the 1800's, vast quantities of fragrant sandalwood were the first major export of the Hawaiian Islands. The trade nearly caused the extinction of `iliahi or sandalwood (Santalum paniculatum).