Last Week in Environmental Impact Statements: Sigurd to Red Butte

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.

UPDATE: Starting October 1, 2012, EPA will not accept paper copies or CDs of EISs for filing purposes. All submissions on or after October 1, 2012 must be made through e-NEPA. Electronic submission does not change requirements for distribution of EISs for public review and comment. To begin using e-NEPA, you must first register with EPA’s electronic reporting site. An EPA source says that as EISs begin to come in electronically, they will appear alongside EPA comments here.

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EIS No. 20120309, Draft EIS (Not currently available online. Check back here for updates.), USACE, CA, SunCreek Specific Plan Project, Development of Plan Area for Mixed Uses, Sacramento County, CA, Comment Period Ends: 11/19/2012, Contact: Lisa Gibson 916–557–5288. Website and website.

EIS No. 20120310, Final EIS, BLM, UT, Sigurd to Red Butte No. 2 345kV Transmission Project, Issuance of Right-of-Way Grant by BLM and Special-Use-Permit by AFS, Sevier, Millard, Iron, Beaver, and Washington Counties, UT, Review Period Ends: 11/05/2012, Contact: Tamara Gertsch 307–775–6115. Website.

EIS No. 20120311, Draft Supplement, FHWA, WA, I–90 Snoqualmie Pass East, Avalanche Structures, Kittitas County, WA, Comment Period Ends: 11/19/2012, Contact: Liana Liu 360–753–9553. Website.

EIS No. 20120312, Final EIS, USFS, NV, Geothermal Leasing on the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, To Facilitate the Development and Production of Geothermal Energy, Ely, Austin, Tonopah and Bridgeport Ranger Districts, NV, Review Period Ends: 11/05/2012, Contact: Keith Whaley 760–932–7070. Website.

EIS No. 20120313, Final EIS (Not yet available online. Check back here for updates.), FHWA, WA, Cattle Point Road Realignment Project, To Maintain Vehicular, Bicycle, and Pedestrian Road Access, San Juan Island National Historical Park and Cattle Point Natural Resources Conservation Area, San Juan County, WA, Review Period Ends: 11/05/2012, Contact: Jerald Weaver 360–378–2223. Website.

EIS No. 20120314, Draft EIS, WAPA, WY, Hermosa West Wind Energy Project, To Approve or Deny an Interconnection Request, Albany County, WY, Comment Period Ends: 11/19/2012, Contact: Mark Wieringa 720–962–7448. Website.

EIS No. 20120315, Draft EIS, TVA, TN, Dam Safety Modifications at Cherokee, Fort Loudoun, Tellico, and Watts Bar Dams, Grainger, Jefferson, Loudoun, Rhea, and Meigs Counties, TN, Comment Period Ends: 11/19/2012, Contact: Charles R. Nicholson 865–632–3582. Website.

EIS No. 20120316, Draft EIS, NIH, MD, National Institutes of Health Animal Center Draft Master Plan, Montgomery County, MD, Comment Period Ends: 12/04/2012, Contact: Valerie Nottingham 301–496–7775. Website.

Amended Notices

EIS No. 20120238, Draft EIS, GSA, NY, Public Sale of Plum Island Animal Disease Center, Long Island Sound, Suffolk County, NY, Comment Period Ends: 10/26/2012, Contact: John Dugan 617–565–5700. Revision to FR Notice Published 07/20/2012; Extending Comment Period from 09/20/2012 to 10/26/2012. Website.

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