Last Week in Environmental Impact Statements: Mt. Bachelor

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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.

The EPA is still looking for agencies willing to participate in a new pilot program for electronic submission of EIS filings. To participate in the pilot, agencies should register at: https://cdx.epa.gov

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EIS No. 20120165, Draft EIS, USACE, FL, Central Florida Phosphate District, Phosphate Mining, To Expand Existing Mines and Create New Phosphate Mines, Issuance of Permits, USACE Section 404 Permit, Charlotte, DeSoto, Hardee, Lee, Menatee, Polk, and Sarasota Counties, FL, Comment Period Ends: 07/16/2012, Contact: John Fellows 813–769–7067. Website.

EIS No. 20120166, Draft EIS, BLM, NV, Hollister Underground Mine Project, Transitioning from Underground Exploration Activities to a Full Scale Producing Underground Gold and Silver Mine, Elko County, NV, Comment Period Ends: 07/16/2012, Contact: Janice Stadelman 775–753–0346.

EIS No. 20120167, Draft EIS, USFS, OR, Mt. Bachelor Ski Area Improvements Project, Implementation, Bend-Ft. Rock Ranger District, Deschutes National Forest, Deschutes County, OR, Comment Period Ends: 07/16/2012, Contact: Amy Tinderholt 541–383–4708. Website.

EIS No. 20120168, Revised Draft EIS, USFS, 00, Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, Land and Resource Managment Plan, Updated Forest Plan, Implementation, Alpine, El Dorado, Placer Counties, CA and Douglas and Washoe Counties, AZ, Comment Period Ends: 08/29/2012, Contact: Randy Moore 707–562–900. Website.

EIS No. 20120169, Final Supplement, USFS, OR, Invasive Plant Treatments within the Deschutes and Ochoco National Forests and the Crooked River National Grassland, Updated Information on Three New Alternatives, Proposal for Treatment of Invasive Plant Infestation and Protection of Uninfested Areas, Implementation, Several Cos. OR, Review Period Ends: 07/02/2012, Contact: Debra Mafera 541–416–6588. Website.

EIS No. 20120170, Final EIS (Appendices), USFS, MN, Federal Hardrock Mineral Prospecting Permits Project, To Conduct Mineral Exploration Drilling and Geophysical Activities on the Superior National Forest, Issuance of Special Use Permit, Cook, Lake, St. Louis and Koochiching Counties, MIN, Review Period Ends: 07/23/2012, Contact: Peter Taylor 218–626–4368. Website.

EIS No. 20120171, Final EIS (Appendices), BLM, MN, Adoption—Federal Hardrock Mineral Prospecting Permits Project, To Conduct Mineral Exploration Drilling and Geophysical Activities on the Superior National Forest, Issuance of Prospecting Permits, Cook, Lake, St. Louis and Koochiching Counties, MN, Review Period Ends: 07/23/2012, Contact: Kurt Wadzinski 414–297–4408. Website.

U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has adopted the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service Final EIS. BLM was a cooperating agency for the above project, recirculation of the FEIS is not necessary under Section 1506.3(3) of the CEQ Regulations.

As a cooperating agency, the Bureau of Land Management will issue a Record of Decision (ROD) that will be available at the conclusion of the FEIS review period but no sooner than 50 days from the beginning of the Forest Service appeal period.

One response to this post.

  1. Updated 6/4/2012 with link to EIS No. 20120169, Final Supplement, USFS, OR, Invasive Plant Treatments within the Deschutes and Ochoco National Forests and the Crooked River National Grassland.

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