C&O Canal National Historical Park Invites Public to Comment on Proposed Project

C&O Canal National Historical Park Invites Public to Comment on Proposed Project - Retaining Wall, 11900 River Road, Potomac, Maryland

Hagerstown, MD- The National Park Service (NPS) is evaluating a request from the property owner of 11900 River Road, Potomac, Maryland to rebuild a failed retaining wall within the scenic easement the NPS holds on the property. The proposed project falls within 200 feet of the canal in an area of the scenic easement where the construction or replacement of structures is prohibited.
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and other laws, regulations and policies, the NPS invites public scoping comments regarding this project. Comments received will be used to develop and guide the environmental evaluation for the project. The National Park Service will be accepting public scoping comments beginning November 1, 2007 through November 30, 2007.
There will be a public scoping meeting on November 7, 2007 at the Hoover Middle School, 8810 Postoak Road, Potomac, Maryland, 20854.
The meeting will be held from 6:30 - 9:00 PM. All interested citizens are invited to attend.
Further information about this project is located on the NPS Planning, Environment & Public Comment (PEPC) website (http://parkplanning.nps.gov/choh). Written comments should be submitted through the PEPC website.