Last Week In Environmental Impact Statements: Windy Gap Firming

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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. 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. 20110409, Final EIS (and Appendices), BLM, NM, Taos Resource Management Plan, To Provide Broad-Scale Guidance for the Management of Public Lands and Resource Administered by Taos Field Office, Colfax, Harding, Los Alamos, Mora, Rio Arriba, Santa Fe, Taos and Union Counties, NM, Review Period Ends: 01/09/2012, Contact: Brad Higdon (575) 751–4725.

EIS No. 20110410, Draft EIS, FAA, CA, Gnoss Field Airport Project, Proposed Extension to Runway 13/31/, Funding, Marin County, CA, Comment Period Ends: 02/06/2012, Contact: Doug Pomeroy (680) 827–7612.

EIS No. 20110411, Final Supplement, USFS, 00, Programmatic—Kootenai, Idaho Panhandle, and Lolo National Forest Plan Amendments for Access Management within the Selkirk and Cabinet-Yaak Grizzly Bear Recovery Zones, Alternative E Updated has been Identified as the Forest Service’s Preferred Alternative, ID, WA, MT, Review Period Ends: 01/09/2012, Contact: Kark Dekome (208) 765–7479.

EIS No. 20110412, Final EIS, USFS, CA, Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit South Shore Fuel Reduction and Healthy Forest Restoration, To Manage Fuel Reduction and Forest health in the Wildland Urban Intermit (WUI), El Dorado County, CA, Review Period Ends: 01/09/2012, Contact: Duncan Leao (530) 543–2660.

EIS No. 20110413, Final EIS, BR, CO, Windy Gap Firming Project, Construct a New Water Storage Reservoir to Deliver Water to Front Range and West Slope Communities and Industries, Funding, NPDES and US Army COE Section 404 Permit, Grand and Larimer Counties, CO, Review Period Ends: 01/09/2012, Contact: Lucy Maldonado (970) 962–4369.

EIS No. 20110414, Draft EIS, NOAA, 00, Amendment 18A to the Fishery Management Plan for the Snapper-Grouper Fishery of the South Atlantic Region, To Limit Participation and Effort in the Black Sea Bass Pot Fishery, South Atlantic Region, NC, SC FL and GA, Comment Period Ends: 01/23/2012, Contact: Roy E. Crabtree (727) 824–5301.

EIS No. 20110415, Final EIS, RUS, GA, Biomass Power Plant Project, Application for Financial Assistance To Construction 100 Megawatt (MW) Biomass Plant and Related Facilities, Warren County, GA, Review Period Ends: 01/09/2012, Contact: Stephanie A Strength (970) 403–3559.

EIS No. 20110416, Final EIS, USACE, FL, Everglades Restoration Transition Plan (ERTP), To Defined Water Management Operating Criteria for Central and Southern Florida Project (C&SF) features and the Constructed features of the Modified Water Deliveries and Canal-III Project until a Combined Operational Plan is Implemented, Broward and Miami-Dade Counties, FL, Review Period Ends: 01/16/2012, Contact: Dr. Gina Paduano Ralph (904) 232–2336.

Amended Notices

EIS No. 20110381, Draft EIS, WAPA, AZ, Quartzsite Solar Energy Project and Proposed Yuma Field Office Resource Management Plan Amendment, Implementation, Right-of- Way Application to the BLM, La Paz County, AZ, Comment Period Ends: 02/10/2012, Contact: Liana Reilly (720) 962–7253. Revision to FR Notice 11/10/2011: Extending Comment from 02/08/2012 to 02/10/2012.

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