Last Week in Environmental Impact Statements: Stanford and Stateline Solar

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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.

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. 20120366, Final EIS, NOAA, CA, Authorization for Incidental Take and Implementation of the Stanford University Habitat Conservation Plan, San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties, CA, Review Period Ends: 12/24/2012, Contact: Gary Stern 707–575–6060. Website.

EIS No. 20120367, Draft EIS, BPA, WA, I–5 Corridor Reinforcement Project, Cowlitz and Clark Counties, WA, Comment Period Ends: 03/01/2013, Contact: Nancy Wittpenn 503–230–3297. Website.

EIS No. 20120368, Draft EIS (Appendices), BLM, CA, Stateline Solar Farm Project, San Bernardino County, CA, Comment Period Ends: 02/21/2013, Contact: Jeffery Childers 951–697–5308. Website.

EIS No. 20120369, Draft EIS, NOAA, USFWS, CA, Authorization of Incidental Take and Implementation of the Mendocino Redwood Habitat Conservation Plan/Natural Community Conservation and Timber Management Plan, Mendocino County, CA, Comment Period Ends: 02/21/2013, Contact: Eric Shott 707–575–6089. The Department of Commerce’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Department of the Interior’s Fish and Wildlife Service are joint lead agencies for the above project. Website.

EIS No. 20120370, Draft Supplement, NRC, SD, Dewey-Burdock Project, Supplement to the In-Situ Leach Uranium Milling Facilities, Custer and Fall River Counties, SD, Comment Period Ends: 01/07/2013, Contact: Haimanot Yilma 301–415–8029. Website.

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