NPS seeks input on cruise ship use-day quota

The National Park Service is soliciting public comment on the proposed cruise ship use-day quota for the 2012 season. Comments are due by close of business Aug. 15.

Comments may by submitted at or emailed to They may also be mailed to Superintendent Susan Boudreau, Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, P.O. Box 140, Gustavus, AK 99826.

The superintendent has proposed that the 2012 quota for cruise ships remain unchanged from the 2011 levels, meaning a quota of 153 use days for June, July and August. The May and September shoulder season quota would be set at 92 use days. The year-round daily quota for cruise ships remains at two per day in accordance with the 2003 Vessel Quota and Operating Requirements Environmental Impact Statement Record of Decision and existing regulations.


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