Last Week in Environmental Impact Statements: To Decrease the Density of Trees

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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. 20120093, Draft EIS, USFS, OR, Rim-Paunina Project and Forest Plan Amendment, To Decrease the Density of Trees, Implementation, Crescent Ranger District, Deschutes National Forest, Klamath County, OR, Comment Period Ends: 05/21/2012, Contact: Tim Foley 541–433–3200.

EIS No. 20120094, Draft EIS, BOEM, 00, Programmatic—Geological and Geophysical Activities in Federal Waters of the Mid- and South Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf and Adjacent State Waters, Comment Period Ends: 06/04/2012, Contact: Jill Lewandowski 703–787–1703.

EIS No. 20120095, Final EIS (halfway down list of Project Documents), USFS, ID, Mill Creek-Council Mountain Landscape Restoration Project, Proposed Landscape Restoration Treatment Activities on 51,975 Acres, Council Ranger District, Payette National Forest, Adams County, ID, Review Period Ends: 05/07/2012, Contact: Stephen Penny 208–253–0164.

EIS No. 20120096, Final EIS, BLM, UT, Greater Natural Buttes Area Gas Development Project, Development of Additional Well Pads and Associated Infrastructure, Application Approvals, Uintah County, UT, Review Period Ends: 05/07/2012, Contact: Stephanie Howard 435–781–4469.

EIS No. 20120097, Final EIS, FHWA, CA, Phase II—CA–11 and Otay Mesa East Port of Entry Project, Construction of a new Toll Highway (CA11) and Port of Entry in the East Otay Mesa Area and Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Facility, County of San Diego, CA, Review Period Ends: 05/07/2012, Contact: Manuel E. Sanchez 619–699–7336.

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