The City of Kalispell is proposing the Glacier Rail Park and Kalispell Trail Project. The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) is providing partial funding for construction of the Project through a grant under the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) program. In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and FRA’s NEPA procedures, the City and FRA have prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) to evaluate the potential impacts of the Project on the human and natural environment.
The EA is being made available for a 30-day public review and comment period that will begin May 19, 2017, and end June 17, 2017. The EA will be available online on the City’s website at http://www.kalispell.com/community_economic_development and FRA’s website at https://www.fra.dot.gov/Page/P0214. The EA will also be available for viewing in hardcopy at Kalispell City Hall, 201 First Avenue East, Kalispell, Montana 59901 or ImagineIF Libraries Kalispell, 247 First Avenue East, Kalispell, Montana 59901.
Interested persons may submit written comments on this EA to the City of Kalispell via U.S. Mail to Katharine Thompson, City of Kalispell Community and Economic Development Department, Post Office Box 1997, Kalispell, Montana 59903 or via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please call (406) 758-7713 for information or assistance.
This comment period is also intended to satisfy the public involvement requirements of Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act and Section 4(f) of the U.S. Department of Transportation Act. These two laws afford protection to resources such as historic properties, parks, and recreational areas.
FRA and the City will consider comments received during the public comment period before FRA makes a final NEPA decision and Section 4(f) determination.
Legal Publication Dates: Sunday, May 14, 2017 and updated legal on Friday, May 19, 2017 in the Daily Inter Lake