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The National Park Service (NPS) is seeking public review and comment on the Final Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Clara Barton House Rehabilitation Project. The EA evaluates feasible alternatives to install a new fire suppression system, construct a climate management system and rehabilitate a falling metal roof at the Clara Barton National Historic Site in Glen Echo, Md. Comments are being accepted through April 8, 2015.
The purpose of the project is to preserve the historic house, and to protect the museum collections on exhibit and in museum storage by installing a fire suppression system, a climate management system, and by rehabilitating a falling metal roof in a manner that is consistent with the historic significance of the house.
Action is needed because the historic structure greatly exceeds building and fire code limitations for an unprotected wooden-framed structure, the existing hot water heating system is inadequate and inefficient, and the low-pitched metal roofs have experienced frequent failures from seasonal expansion and contraction.
How to Comment
Members of the public and organizations are encouraged to provide comments online through the National Park Service Planning, Environment, and Public Comment website, which is used by the agency to manage official correspondence and analyze public comment in the planning process. Please visit https://parkplanning.nps.gov/GWMP to comment.
Comments may also be submitted in writing to:
Clara Barton House EA
Attn: Claire Rozdilski
National Park Service
George Washington Memorial Parkway
c/o Turkey Run Park
McLean, VA 22101
Comments must be entered into the website or postmarked by April 8, 2015 to receive consideration. Please be aware that the entire comment submitted - including personal identifying information such as address, phone number, e-mail address - may be made publicly available. Requests to withhold such personal identifying information from public release will be considered, but there is no guarantee that they will be withheld.