Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Facility Improvements #53780

Commenting on This Project

The Tongass National Forest released a supplemental draft environmental impact statement (SDEIS) for the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Facility Improvements Project on January 6, 2023. The SDEIS analyzes several new alternatives that were developed based on public comments on a draft environmental impact statement in the spring of 2022.

Anyone can submit comments on the project, including comments pertaining to the alternatives and the analysis. At this phase of the project, comments that focus on the new alternatives will be most helpful.

  • On January 24, 2023, there was an open house to share information on the project and new alternatives. The video that played during the open house is posted here (~12 minutes):
  • On January 26, 2023, there was a webinar on the project. A recording of the webinar is posted here (~2 hours):
  • A copy of the Notice of Availability of the SDEIS is posted on the project website. The notice published on January 6th 2023 therefore the comment period will end on February 21st 2023 at 11:59 PM Alaska standard time.

Communications from the public regarding this project, including commenters' names and contact information, will become part of the public record. Comments, including anonymous comments, will be accepted at any time. However, comments posted after the close of a designated comment period may not be able to be given full consideration. Anonymous comments and comments submitted after the close of the final designated comment period will not provide the commenter standing for administrative review. Comments, or in some cases other expressions of interest, along with respondent's contact information, submitted during the comment period may be necessary to establish a respondent's eligibility to participate in an administrative review for this proposed action. Interested members of the public should review the proposal's information to determine the applicable administrative review process and the eligibility requirements for that process.

Your comments are requested through 2/21/2023 11:59:59 PM (Alaskan Standard Time).

Option to Submit Comment Electronically

The form below can be used to submit your comments to the responsible project official.

National Forests have the option to post comments for public viewing on this web site via a public reading room. Active reading rooms allow the public to read or download your letter, including your contact information. If this project has an active reading room, a link labeled “Public Comment Reading Room” will appear on the main project page. The agency may withhold letters containing proprietary information, sensitive cultural or habitat locations, profanity, etc. All letters, including those not posted, will be considered and included as part of the project record.

Disclaimer: All contact information is optional; however, anonymous comments will not provide standing to object.

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