Last Week in Environmental Impact Statements: Antelope Valley and Eufaula Lake

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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. 20120374, Draft EIS, NOAA, 00, Amendment 5 to the Consolidated Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Fishery Management Plan, Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, and Gulf of Mexico, Comment Period Ends: 02/12/2013, Contact: Peter Cooper 301–427–8503. Due to an oversight, the above document should have appeared in the 11/23/2012 FR Notice. Website.

EIS No. 20120375, Draft EIS (Haven’t been able to locate online. Any reader tips?), FHWA, FL, U.S. 301 (State Road 200) CR 227 to CR 233, Improvements, Bradford County, FL, Comment Period Ends: 01/22/2013, Contact: Joseph Sullivan 850–553–2248. Website.

EIS No. 20120376, Draft EIS (Appendices), USFWS, AZ, Pima County Multi-Species Conservation Plan, Pima County, AZ, Comment Period Ends: 03/15/2013, Contact: Jeff Servoss 520–670–6150, ext. 231. Website.

EIS No. 20120377, Draft EIS (Vol. 1, Vol. 2), RUS, ND, Antelope Valley Station to Neset Transmission Project, Mercer, Dunn, Billings, Williams, McKenzie, and Mountrail Counties, ND, Comment Period Ends: 01/22/2013, Contact: Dennis Rankin 202–720–1953. Website.

EIS No. 20120378, Draft EIS, USACE, OK, Eufaula Lake Shoreline Management Plan Revision and Master Plan Supplement, Pittsburg, McIntosh, Haskell, Latimer, Muskogee, and Okmulgee Counties, OK, Comment Period Ends: 01/22/2013, Contact: Jeff Knack 918–669–7666. Website.

 

Amended Notices

EIS No. 20120320, Draft EIS, FTA, MN, Southwest Transitway Construction and Operation Light Rail Transit, Hennepin County, MN, Comment Period Ends: 12/31/2012, Contact: Marisol Simon 312–353–2789. Revision to FR Notice Published 10/12/2012; Extending Comment Period from 12/11/2012 to 12/31/2012. Website.

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