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Ozark National Scenic Riverways Seeks Public Input Regarding Akers Concession Land Assignment

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Date: March 22, 2013
Contact: Faye Walmsley, 573-323-4844

Ozark National Scenic Riverways Seeks Public Input Regarding Akers Concession Land Assignment

Van Buren, MO- Ozark National Scenic Riverways Superintendent, William N. Black, invites the public to review and comment on a proposal designating a land assignment for the Akers Concession operations.An environmental assessment (EA) for the project proposal has been developed, and will be available for public review and comment from March 20, 2013 through April 22, 2013.

The park's objective is to designate a single land assignment sized and appropriately located to meet the operational needs of the Akers Canoe Rental as required for the new concession contract that will soon be advertised for bid.A clearly delineated land assignment will allow park management to effectively manage the contract associated with the concession's activity.The selected and designed land assignment site will improve the visitor experience and promote safety around the Ranger Station, Day Use Area and Concession's Store by reducing and managing congestion.

The EA is available electronically for review and comment online by visiting http://parkplanning.nps.gov, the website for the NPS's Planning Environment and Public Comment (PEPC) system. Comments may also be sent to:

Ozarks National Scenic Riverways

Attn: Akers Concessioner Land Assignment EA

P. O. Box 490

Van Buren, MO 63965

Commenters should be aware that their remarks, including names and home addresses, are considered public information and may be released to the public.While commenters can request that their personal identifying information be withheld from public review, the NPS cannot guarantee that this will be possible.

For more information, phone (573) 323-4236 or visit the park's website at www.nps.gov/ozar. Ozark National Scenic Riverways preserves the free-flowing Current and Jacks Fork Rivers, the surrounding natural resources, and the unique cultural heritage of the Ozark people.


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