Howdy folks. A quick reminder that public comments for the new "rule" are due by midnight on the 19th of this month.
This is a simple process that will take only a little of your time. Feel free to use any information you may find in my blog though I'd appreciate it if you put that information into your own words.
To make comment, go to this website: http://www.regulations.gov and enter “1024-AD85” in the “Keyword or ID” search box, click on submit comment and then proceed to write. EASY!:)
In accordance with the directions provided by NPS for submitting comment, ALL comments must be addressed to either the National Park Service or NPS and include the full rule identifying number (RIN) 1024-AD85.
Here is part of the NPS press release I received from Cyndy Holda on 9/9/2011.
"All submissions must include the words “National Park Service” or “NPS” and
must include the identifying number 1024-AD85. Comments received through
the Federal eRulemaking portal at http://www.regulations.gov will be
available on the regulations.gov web site, usually without change. Before
including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal
identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your
entire comment -- including your personal identifying information -- may be
made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment
to withhold your personal identifying information, we cannot guarantee that
we will be able to do so. To view comments received through the Federal
eRulemaking portal, go to http://www.regulations.gov and enter 1024-AD85 in
the Keyword or ID search box."
So how is NPS screwing us again?
It seems that as I stated in my last post, the extension given for comment submission was not done for those of us affected by the hurricane but in order to give the "darkside" time to get their folks "on the bus". Ample evidence of this is the astounding number of comments received by NPS since the original deadline expired at midnight on 9/6/12.
When I submitted my comment, there were just over 4000 comments that had been received by NPS; a number which has miraculously grown by over 10,000 in the last few days.
The source of these comments, which are all virtually identical, is an action alert published by the tax dollar sucking Defenders of Wildlife and their uninformed and uneducated minions.
Of course since NPS is so busy sucking up to these people, they ignore their own set of published rules for submitting comment which as shown above, CLEARLY state "All submissions must include the words “National Park Service” or “NPS” and
must include the identifying number 1024-AD85."
Clearly NPS is attempting to stack the deck in favor of these anti access groups and will use this as justification to ram this rule down our throats which will destroy a historical way of life that predates the existence of the Seashore, obliterate an economy reeling already from these extraordinary closures, with the ultimate goal of running everybody off the islands.
Please take the time to make comment and help save access to your Seashore!
Information about what's going on here can be found at:
And of course this blog.
I'm extremely pissed and you should be too!