Last Week in Environmental Impact Statements: Operational Basing and Beddown

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.

* * *

 EIS No. 20120098, Draft EIS, USAF, 00, F–35A Operational Basing, Beddown and Operation of F–35A Aircraft for the Combat Air Forces at One or More Locations throughout the Contiguous U.S. from 2015 through 2020, Comment Period Ends: 06/04/2012, Contact: Nicholas Germanos 757–764–5994.

EIS No. 20120099, Draft EIS, BLM, CA, Desert Harvest Solar Project, Construction, Operation, Maintenance, and Decommissioning of a 150-megawatt Photovoltaic Solar Energy Facility and Generation-Intertie Transmission Line, Consideration of Issuance of a Rightof-Way Grant, Riverside County, CA, Comment Period Ends: 07/13/2012, Contact: Lynnette Elser 951–697–5233.

EIS No. 20120100, Final EIS, NRC, WA, Generic—License Renewal of Nuclear Plants, Supplement 47 Regarding Columbia Generating Station (NUREG–1437), Issuance of a Renewed Operating License for an Additional 20 Years, Benton County, WA, Review Period Ends: 05/14/2012, Contact: Paula Cooper 301–415–2323.

EIS No. 20120101, Draft EIS, USACE, MS, Pascagoula Lower Sound/Bayou Casotte Channel Widening, Issuance of a Permit to Dredge or Excavate Adjacent to a Federal Navigation Channel in or Affecting Navigable Waters of the U.S., Jackson County, MS, Comment Period Ends: 05/29/2012, Contact: Philip Hegji 251–690–3222.

EIS No. 20120102, Final Supplement (halfway down Analysis section), USFS, MT, Young Dodge Project, Proposed Timber Harvest and Associate Activities, Updated Information on the First 3 Alternatives, Prescribed Burning, Road and Recreation Management, Kootenai National Forest, Rexford Ranger District, Lincoln County, MT, Review Period Ends: 05/14/2012, Contact: Moira McKelvey 406–296–2536.

Amended Notices

EIS No. 20120078, Second Draft Supplement (I believe this is the “Limited Scope Supplemental”), FHWA, TX, Trinity Parkway Project, Construction of a Six-Lane Controlled Access Toll Facility from IH–35 E/TX–183 to US–175/TX–310, Additional Information on the Compatibility with Levee Remediation Plans for the Dallas Floodway and New Information on Historic Resources, U.S. Army COE Section 10 and 404 Permits, Dallas County, TX, Comment Period Ends: 05/18/2012, Contact: Salvador Deocampo 512–536–5950 Revision to FR Notice Published 03/23/2012: Extending Comment Period from 5/7/2012 to 5/18/2012.

2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Paul Mannix on April 18, 2012 at 8:00 am

    EIS 20120098 (F-35A Operational) can be found here:

    Google Chrome did not work for me, but the links showed up when I tried IE9.


  2. Thanks for catching that! I’ll update my link.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: