The next phase of the dog management project is the preparation of a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) wherein one or more alternatives will contain consensus agreements reached by the Negotiated Rulemaking Committee. We anticipate that the DEIS will be released for public review in the late fall of this year. Additional information on the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) steps for the dog management process, including the DEIS, can be found under the GGNRA project listing for the EIS/Dog Management Plan for GGNRA on the main page of the Park Planning website: https://parkplanning.nps.gov/parkHome.cfm?parkId=303
Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA)initiated a planning process to help the park decide how best to manage dogwalking in the park. As part of this process, a Negotiated Rulemaking Committee for Dog Management representing the diverse interests likely to be affected by a dog management plan was appointed by the Secretary of the Interior in 2006, as allowed by the Negotiated Rulemaking Act of 1990.
The Committee's charter was to work to develop consensus recommendations to the park about where it may be appropriate to allow dogwalking in GGNRA managed lands. The park would then integrate the recommendations of the Committee's efforts into one or more alternatives for analysis in the Draft Environmental Impact Statement which will result from the concurrent National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process.
For committee meeting summaries and to review information provided to the committee at any of the meetings, click on the Document List link on the left.
Agenda of Past Negotiated Rulemaking Committee Meetings
Federal Register Notices of Negotiated Rulemaking Committee MeetingsFederal Register Notices announcing meetings of the Negotiated Rulemaking Committee for Dog Management in Golden Gate National Recreation Area
Federal Register Notices to Establish the Negotiated Rulemaking CommitteeThe Federal Register Notices of Intent and Establishment that are required to establish an advisory committee. The Notice of Intent was open for review and comment from June 28, 2005 to July 28, 2005. The comment period closed on July 28, 2005.
Frequently Asked Questions
Information Presented at 10/27/2007 Committee MeetingInformation presented to the Negotiated Rulemaking Committee at the October 27, 2007 meeting and follow up corrections.
Information Presented at 3/6/2006 Committee Meeting
Information Presented at 4/18/2006 Committee MeetingDocuments - listed in Attachment A of the April 18, 2006 Negotiated Rulemaking Committee meeting summary- not already available on this website that were handed out to committee members during the meeting.
Information Presented at 4/5/2007 Committee Meeting
Information Presented at 5/15/2006 Committee Meeting
Information Presented at 7/31/2006 Committee Meeting
Information Presenting at 9/21/2006 Committee MeetingDocuments and presentations from the September 21, 2006 Negotiated Rulemaking Committee meeting.
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