Last Week in Environmental Impact Statements: West Chocolate Mountains

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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. 20120379, Final EIS, BLM, CA, West Chocolate Mountains Renewable Energy Evaluation Area, Proposed California Desert Conservation Area Plan Amendment, Imperial County, CA, Review Period Ends: 01/14/2013, Contact: Sandra McGinnis 916–978–4427. Website.

EIS No. 20120380, Draft EIS, BLM, AK, Ring of Fire Resource Management Plan Amendment, Haines Block Planning Area, Southeast Alaska, Comment Period Ends: 03/14/2013, Contact: Molly Cobbs 907–267–1221. Website.

EIS No. 20120381, Draft Supplement, NRC, TX, GENERIC—License Renewal of Nuclear Plants Supplement 48 Regarding South Texas Project, Units 1 and 2 (NUREG 1437) Matagorda County, TX, Comment Period Ends: 02/22/2013, Contact: Tam Tran 301–415–3617. Website.

EIS No. 20120382, Draft Supplement, FTA, MN, Central Corridor Light Rail Transit Project, Construction-Related Potential Impacts on Business Revenue, St. Paul and Twin Cities Metropolitan Area, MN, Comment Period Ends: 01/30/2013, Contact: Maya Sarna 202–366–5811. Website.

EIS No. 20120383, Draft EIS, USACE, CA, Gregory Canyon Landfill, Application for Permit Authorizing Discharge of Fill in U.S. Waters, San Diego County, CA, Comment Period Ends: 02/12/2013, Contact: William H. Miller 602–230–6954. Website.

EIS No. 20120384, Final EIS, BLM, NV, Searchlight Wind Energy Project, NVN–084626 and NVN–086777, Application for Right-of-Way Grant on Public Land to Develop, Construct, Operate, Maintain and Decommission of a 200 megawatt Wind Energy Facility, USACE Section 404 Permit, Clark County, NV, Review Period Ends: 01/14/2013, Contact: Gregory Helseth 702–515–5173. Website.

EIS No. 20120385, Final EIS, DOE, WA, Hanford Site Tank Closure and Waste Management Project, Richland, Benton County, WA, Review Period Ends: 01/14/2013, Contact: Mary Beth Burandt 888–829–6347. Website.

EIS No. 20120386, Final EIS, FTA, MD, Red Line Project, Implementation of a new East-West Light Rail Transit Alignment, Baltimore County, MD, Review Period Ends: 01/28/2013, Contact: Daniel Koenig 202–219–3528. Website.

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