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MKARNS Master Plan Revision

MKARNS Public Comment Form

 The comment period is over

Thank you for your interest and support of the Master Plan Revision for the MKARNS. At this time the public comment period is over. Please continue to visit this website and our Facebook page for more information about the Master Plan Revision process.

Other ways to submit comments

Comments may be submitted via mail, email, or fax with attention to:

MKARNS MP Planner, Natural Resources Management Section
USACE, Little Rock District,
P.O. Box 867, Little Rock, AR 72203
Fax: (501) 324-6230

Written comments must be postmarked, e-mailed, faxed, or otherwise submitted by August 27, 2021.


AUTHORITY: ER 1130-2-406, and the laws and regulations referenced therein.
PRINCIPAL PURPOSE(S): To provide a means for the maximum practicable public participation in Master Plan formulation, preparation and subsequent revisions,
through the use of public meetings, group workshops, open houses or other public involvement.
ROUTINE USE(S): Information you provide will be available for public review or may be disclosed to members of the Department of Defense or other Government
agencies who have a need for the information in performance of their official duties, and where use of such information is compatible with the purpose for which the
information is collected.
DISCLOSURE: Voluntary; however, failure to furnish the requested information may prevent the Agency from being able to direct meeting notices or provide
additional information to commenters.

What is NEPA?

The National Environmental Policy Act is our basic national charter for protection of the environment. It is foremost a procedural law that helps ensure that federal decision makers take a hard look at the potential effects of a proposed action and allow the public and other stakeholders to comment on the federal agency’s effects analysis and consideration of reasonable alternatives. The NEPA analysis helps these decision makers understand the environmental consequences of the alternatives in comparative form before making a decision. This “hard look” is informed by the public and other stakeholders, starting with a project or study’s scoping phase.

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The environmental review process that accompanies Corps planning studies and its value to the public are not always easy to understand. Recognizing this, and to help the public and organizations effectively participate in federal agency environmental reviews, the Council on Environmental Quality wrote the informational A Citizen’s Guide to the NEPA