Last Week in Environmental Impact Statements: Standards for Living Organisms in Ships

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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. 20120062, Draft EIS, NPS, CO, Grand Ditch Breach Restoration, To Restore the Natural Hydrological Processes, Ecological Services and Wilderness Character of the Area in the Upper Kawuneeche Valley, Rocky Mountain National Park, Grand County, CO, Comment Period Ends: 05/25/2012, Contact: Ben Bobowski 970–586–1350.

EIS No. 20120063, Final EIS, USFS, OR, Wallowa-Whitman National Forest Travel Management Plan, Designate Roads Trails and Areas for Motor Vehicle User, Baker, Grant, Umatilla, Union and Wallowa Counties, OR, Review Period Ends: 04/16/2012, Contact: Cindy Christensen 541–962–8501.

EIS No. 20120064, Final EIS (halfway down in Project Documents section), USFS, MT, Cabin Gulch Vegetation Treatment Project, Restore Fire-Adapted Ecosystems, Existing and Desired Conditions, Townsend Ranger District, Helena National Forest, Broadwater County, MT, Review Period Ends: 04/16/2012, Contact: Sharon Scott 406–449–5201.

EIS No. 20120065, Final EIS, BLM, UT, Uinta Basin Natural Gas Development Project, To Develop Oil and Natural Gas Resources within the Monument Butte-Red Wash and West Tavaputs Exploration and Developments Area, Applications for Permit of Drill and Right-of-Way Grants, Uintah and Duchesne Counties, UT, Review Period Ends: 04/16/2012, Contact: Stephanie Howard 435–781–4469.

EIS No. 20120066, Draft EIS, USFWS, WA, Malheur National Wildlife Refuge Comprehensive Conservation Plan, Implementation, Harney County, WA, Comment Period Ends: 05/04/2012, Contact: Tim Bodeen 541–493–2612.

EIS No. 20120067, Final EIS, BIA, NV, K Road Moapa Solar Facility, Construction and Operation of a 350MW Solar Generation Facility, Approval of Right-of-Way Applications, Clark County, NV, Review Period Ends: 04/16/2012, Contact: Amy Heuslein 602–379–6570.

EIS No. 20120068, Final EIS, USCG, 00, Programmatic—Ballast Water Discharge Standard, Rulemaking for Standards for Living Organisms in Ships, U.S. Waters, Review Period Ends: 04/16/2012, Contact: Greg Kirkbride 202–372–1479.

Amended Notices

EIS No. 20120017, Draft EIS, FHWA, NY, Tappan Zee Hudson River Crossing Project, To Provide an Improved Hudson River Crossing between Rockland and Westchester Counties, Funding, USACE Section 10 and 404 Permits, Rockland and Westchester Counties, NY, Comment Period Ends: 03/30/2012, Contact: Jonathan D. McDade 518–431–4125; Revision to FR Notice Published 01/27/2012; Extending Comment Period from 03/15/2012 to 3/30/2012.

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