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

While Federal agencies are required to prepare Environmental Impact Statements in accordance with 40 CFR Part 1502, and to file the EISs with the EPA as specified in 40 CFR 1506.9, the EPA doesn’t yet provide a central repository for filing and viewing EISs electronically. Instead, each week they prepare a digest of the preceding week’s filed EISs, which is published every Friday in the Federal Register under the title, “Notice of Availability” (NOA).

We’ve done the dirty work for you. Below, we’ve located and linked to the EISs referenced in last week’s NOA (available here). Please note that some of these documents can be very large, and may take a while to load.

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

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EIS No. 20110259, Draft EIS, FHWA, FL, Crosstown Parkway Extension Project, New Bridge Crossing of the North Fork St. Lucie River Crosstown Parkway from Manth Lane to U.S. 1, St. Lucie County, FL, Comment Period Ends: 10/03/2011, Contact: Cathy Kendall 850–553–2225.

EIS No. 20110260, Draft EIS, NPS, FL, Biscayne National Park, General Management Plan, Implementation, Miami-Dade County, FL, Comment Period Ends: 10/17/2011, Contact: Morgan Elmer 303–969–2317.

EIS No. 20110261, Final EIS, USFS, NV, Mountain City, Ruby Mountains, and Jarbidge Ranger Districts, Combined Travel Management Project, Implementation, Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, Elko and White Pine Counties, NV, Review Period Ends: 10/03/2011, Contact: James Winfrey 775–355–5308.

EIS No. 20110262, Draft EIS, NPS, FL, Canaveral National Seashore Project, General Management Plan, Implementation, Brevard and Volusia Counties, FL, Comment Period Ends: 10/17/2011, Contact: Chris Church 303–969–2276.

EIS No. 20110263, Draft EIS, USACE, CA, Salton Sea Species Conservation Habitat Project, To Serve as a Proof of Concept for the Restoration of Shallow Water Habitat that Currently Support Fish and Wildlife Dependent Upon the Salton Sea, within the southern portion of the Salton Sea, Imperial County, CA, Comment Period Ends: 10/17/2011, Contact: Lanika Cervants 760–602–4838.

EIS No. 20110264, Final EIS, FHWA, MT, Russell Street/South 3rd Street Reconstruction Project, To Address Current and Projected Safety and Operational needs, Funding and U.S. Army COE Section 404 Permit, City of Missoula, Missoula County, MT, Review Period Ends: 09/20/2011, Contact: Brian Hasselbach 406–449–5302.

EIS No. 20110265, Draft EIS, ARS, ID, U.S. Sheep Experiment Station Grazing and Associated Activities Project 2010, To Develop Integrated Methods for Increasing Production Efficiency of Sheep, Dubois, ID, Comment Period Ends: 10/03/2011, Contact: Sue Wingate 603–569–3114.

EIS No. 20110266, Final EIS, BR, CA, Nimbus Hatchery Fish Passage Project, To Create and Maintain a Reliable System for Collecting Adult Fish to Allow Reclamation, Rancho Cordova, Gold River, CA, Review Period Ends: 09/19/2011, Contact: Dave Robinson 916–989–7179.

EIS No. 20110267, Final EIS, USFS, CA, Keddie Ridge Hazardous Fuels Reduction Project, Implementation, Plumas National Forest, Mt. Hough District, Plumas County, CA, Review Period Ends: 09/19/2011, Contact: Katherine Carpenter 530–283–7619.

EIS No. 20110268, Second Final EIS (Tiering), NCPC, DC, Tier-2 FINAL—Smithsonian Institution National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC), Construction and Operation, Between 14th and 15th Streets NW. and Constitution Avenue, NW. and Madison Drive, NW., Washington, DC, Review Period Ends: 09/19/2011, Contact: Jane Passman 202–633–6549.

EIS No. 20110269, Draft Supplement, USN, 00, Surveillance Towed Array Sensor System Low Frequency Active (SURTASS LFA) Sonar Systems, Updated and Additional Information on Employment of Four SURTASS LFA Sonar Systems for Routine Training, Testing, and Military Operation, Implementation, Comment Period Ends: 10/17/2011, Contact: CDR Neil T. Smith 703–465–8404.

EIS No. 20110270, Draft EIS, NOAA, HI, PROGRAMMATIC—Hawaiian Monk Seal Recovery Actions, To Prevent the Extinction of the Species, HI, Comment Period Ends: 10/17/2011, Contact: Jeff Walters 808–944–2200.

EIS No. 20110271, Final EIS, FHWA, CO, North 1–25 Corridor, To Identify and Evaluate Multi-Modal Transportation Improvement along 61 miles from the Fort Collins-Wellington Area, Funding and U.S. Army COE Section 404 Permit, Denver, CO, Review Period Ends: 09/19/2011, Contact: Monica Pavlik 720–963–3012.

Amended Notices:

EIS No. 20110176, Draft EIS, BLM, NV, Clark, Lincoln, and White Pine Counties Groundwater Development Project, Construction and Operation of Pipeline System and Associated Infrastructure, Right-Of-Way Application, Clark, Lincoln, White Pine, NV, Comment Period Ends: 10/11/2011, Contact: Penny Woods 775–861–6466 Revision to FR Notice 06/10/2011: Extending comment period from 09/08/2011 to 10/11/2011.

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