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Carlsbad Caverns National Park Requests Input on Lighting Project
Carlsbad, NM – The National Park Service proposes to replace existing underground lighting and electrical systems at Carlsbad Caverns National Park. The project will include the Natural Entrance, King's Palace, and the Big Room sections of the cavern. The project will accomplish the following:
1. Installation/placement of power supply boxes.
2. New hard-wired LED light fixtures.
3. Placement/aiming of the light fixtures.
4. Demolition of old fixtures/visible
electrical cables from the old system.
5. Concealment of new electrical cable, power supply boxes, LED lights, and electrical panel boards (the latter from an earlier phase of the project).
The park is considering two alternatives:
A. No action.
B. Completely replacing the existing underground lighting system as described above with new, state-of-the-art LED lighting and energy efficient electrical systems.
The National Park Service encourages public participation throughout the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process during which the public has two opportunities to formally comment on the project:once during initial project scoping and again following release of the Environmental Assessment/Assessment of Effect. We are currently in the scoping phase of the project, and invite you to submit your written comments online, or to read more about this project, at the NPS Planning, Environment and Public Comment website at https://parkplanning.nps.gov/CAVELighting.
You may also mail comments to: Superintendent Douglas Neighbor, Carlsbad Caverns National Park, 3225 National Parks Highway, Carlsbad, NM 88220 before January 2, 2015.
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