Crouching NOA, Hidden EIS: Last Week In Environmental Impact Statements

As discussed a few weeks ago, many of you are familiar with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), which requires federal agencies to prepare detailed reports known as Environmental Impact Statements (EIS). These reports attempt to compel federal agencies to consider the potential environmental impacts of proposed federal actions and any viable alternatives.

Federal agencies are required to prepare EISs in accordance with 40 CFR Part 1502, and to file the EISs with the EPA as specified in 40 CFR 1506.9. Each week the EPA prepares a digest of the preceding week’s filed EISs, which it publishes every Friday in the Federal Register under the title, “Notice of Availability” (NOA).

Last week’s NOA can be found here, but this time  I had trouble locating two of the “available” documents. If you know where to find them, leave a note in the comments!

You can read any available EPA comments on these EISs here.

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EIS No. 20110188, Draft EIS (Volume 1, Volume 2), FHWA, TX, TX–99/Grand Parkway Improvement Project, Segment H and I–1, from United States Highway (US) 59 (N) to Interstate Highway (IH) 10 (E), Transportation Improvement, Right-of-Way Permit, Montgomery, Harris, Liberty and Chambers Counties, TX, Comment Period Ends: 09/21/2011, Contact: Daniel Mott 512–536–5964.

EIS No. 20110189, Draft EIS, USFS, MO, Integrated Non-Native Plant Control Project, Proposes a Forest-Wide Integrated Management Strategy to Control the Spread of Non-Native Invasive Plant Species (NNIP), Mark Twain National Forest in Portions of Barry, Bellinger, Boone, Butler, Callaway, Carter, Christian, Crawford, Dent, Douglas, Howell, Iron, Laclede, Madison, Oregon, Ozark, Phelps, Pulaski, Reynolds, Ripley, Shannon, Ste. Genevieve, St. Francois, Stone, Taney, Texas, Washington, Wayne and Wright Counties, MO, Comment Period Ends: 08/08/2011, Contact: Becky Bryan 573–341–7436.

EIS No. 20110190, Draft EIS, FRA, MS, Tupelo Railroad Relocation Planning and Environmental Study, To Improve Mobility and Safety by Reducing Roadway Congestion, City of Tupelo, MS, Comment Period Ends: 08/08/2011, Contact: John Winkle 202–493–6067.

EIS No. 20110191, Draft EIS, BPA, WA, Mid-Columbia Coho Restoration Program. Proposes to Fund the Construction Operation and Maintenance of the Program to help Mitigate for Anadromous Fish, Okanogan Counties, WA, Comment Period Ends: 08/08/2011, Contact: Stephanie Breeden 503–230–5192.

EIS No. 20110192, Draft EIS, USFS, NC, Uwharrie National Forest, Proposed Land and Resource Management Resource Plan, Implementation, Montgomery, Randolph and Davidson Counties, NC, Comment Period Ends: 09/21/2011, Contact: Ruth Berner 823–257–4862.

EIS No. 20110193, Final EIS, USAF, FL, Eglin Air Force Base (AFB) and Hurlburt Field, Proposes to Implement the Military Housing Privatization Initiative (MHPI), FL, Review Period Ends: 07/25/2011, Contact: Mike Spaits 850–882–2836.

EIS No. 20110194, Draft EIS, USACE, LA, Louisiana Coastal Area Barataria Basin Barrier Shoreline Restoration, To Restore the Barrier Shoreline Ecosystem and Significantly Reduce the Loss of Estuarine and Freshwater Wetlands, Caminada Headland in Lafourche and Jefferson Parishes and Shell Islands in Plaguemines Parish, LA, Comment Period Ends: 08/08/2011, Contact: Dr. William P. Klein, Jr. 504–862–2540.

EIS No. 20110195, Draft EIS, BOP, 00, Criminal Alien Requirement (CAR) 12 Procurement Project, To Award a Contract to House a Population of Approximately 1,750 Federal, Low-Security Adult Male Criminal Alien in a Contractor Owned and Operated Facility, Possible Site Selection: McRae Correctional Facility, McRae, Georgia, Great Plains Correctional Facility, Hinton, Oklahoma and Scott County, Mississippi, Comment Period Ends: 08/08/2011, Contact: Richard A. Cohn 202–514–6470. (Couldn’t for the life of me locate. Any reader tips?)

EIS No. 20110196, Final Supplement, USACE, LA, New Orleans To Venice (NOV), Federal Hurricane Protection Levee. Restoring, Armoring and Accelerating the Completion of the Existing NOV, Plaquemines Parish, LA, Review Period Ends: 07/25/2011, Contact: Christopher Koeppel 601–631–5410

EIS No. 20110197, Final EIS, NRC, AK, Lost Creek In-Situ Uranium Recovery (ISR) Project, Proposal to Construct, Operate, Conduit Aquifer Restoration, and Decommission an In-Situ Recovery (ISR) Uranium Milling Facility, Sweetwater County, WY, Review Period Ends: 07/25/2011, Contact: Alan B. Bjornsen 301–415–1195.

EIS No. 20110198, Final EIS, NHTSA, 00, Medium-and Heavy-Duty Fuel Efficiency Improvement Program, Proposing Coordinated and Harmonized Fuel Consumption and Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Standards, United States, Review Period Ends: 07/25/2011, Contact: Angel Jackson 202–366–0154.

Amended Notices

EIS No. 20110117, Final EIS, BLM, CA, First Solar Desert Sunlight Solar Farm (DSSF) Project, Proposing To Develop a 550-Megawatt Photovoltaic Solar Project, Also Proposes to Facilitate the Construction and Operation of the Red Bluff Substation, California Desert Conservation Area (CDCA Plan, Riverside County, CA, Contact: Allison Shaffer 760–833–7104 The U.S. Department of Energy, has ADOPTED the U.S. Department of Interior, Bureau of Land Management FEIS #20110117, filed on 04/08/2011. DOE was a Cooperating Agency for the above project. Recirculation of the FEIS is not necessary under 40 CFR 1506.3(c).

2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Paul on June 28, 2011 at 7:59 pm

    For 20110193, go to and click on MHPI EIS. That is the Final EIS dated May’11.


  2. Thanks for the tip, Paul! I’ve updated the link above.


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