Last Week in Environmental Impact Statements: Constellation Program

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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. 20120371, Final Supplement, USFS, MT, Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan, To Comply with the District of Montana Court Order, Beaverhead and Jefferson Counties, MT, Contact: Peri Suenram 406–683–3900 Due to an oversight, the above document should have appeared in the 11/23/2012 FR Notice. Website.

EIS No. 20120372, Final EIS, FAA, 00, Adoption—Programmatic-Constellation Program, Development of Flight Systems and Earth-based Ground Infrastructure for Future Missions, Brevard and Volusia Counties, FL; Hancock County, MS; Orlean Parish, LA; Harris County, TX; Madison County, AL; Cuyahoga and Erie Counties, OH; Hampton, VA; Santa Clara County, CA; Dona Ana and Otero Counties, NM; and Box Elder and Davis Counties, UT, Review Period Ends: 12/31/2012, Contact: Daniel Czelusniak 703–624–7115. The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration has adopted the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) final EIS filed 01/09/2008. The NASA was not a cooperating agency for the above final EIS. Recirculation of the document is necessary under Section 1506.3(b) of the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations. Website.

EIS No. 20120373, Draft EIS (Not yet available online. Check back here for updates.), BLM, WY, Continental Divide-Creston Natural Gas Development Project, Carbon and Sweetwater Counties, WY, Comment Period Ends: 01/14/2013, Contact: Dennis Carpenter 307–328–4200. Website.


Amended Notices

EIS No. 20120365, Final EIS, USACE, CA, Withdrawn—Pier S Marine Terminal Development and Back Channel Improvements, Los Angeles County, CA, Review Period Ends: 12/17/2012, Contact: John W. Markham 805–585–2150 Revision to FR Published 11/16/2012; Officially withdrawn by the preparing agency. Website.

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