PWC use

Making the decision on PWC use at Cape Lookout National Seashore
Learn how this decision was made.

2001 Draft Cape Lookout National Seashore PWC Determination
The 2001 Draft PWC Determination was issued by Cape Lookout National Seashore to support a decision to close the seashore to PWC one year before the National Park Service Nation-wide PWC Rule would take effect on April 22, 2002. The 2001 PWC closure at Cape Lookout was rescinded by the Department of the Interior in April 2001 because this decision was made with insufficient public input.

Draft PWC Environmental Assessment
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PWC Environmental Assessment -- Errata
Changes to the Environmental Assessment following the comment period. Document in pdf format, 5 pages (140 kb)

Economic Analysis of Management Alternatives for Personal Watercraft in Cape Lookout National Seashore Document in pdf format, 142 pages, (434 kb)

Proposed Special Regulation - Federal Register, Dec. 29, 2005:Cape Lookout National Seashore, NC; personal watercraft use, Pages 77089–77101 [E5–8003] (pdf - 104 kb)

Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)
Document in pdf format, 9 pages (203 Kb)

Press Release September 8, 2006 -- Seashore to Allow Limited PWC Access. The press release includes the list of PWC access points. A map of all PWC access points is available as a pdf.

Final Special Regulation -- Federal Register, Sept 8, 2006:
Cape Lookout National Seashore, NC; Personal Watercraft Use, Pages 53020-53032, [06-7502] (pdf - 103 kb)

Last updated: January 17, 2018

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