Last Week in Environmental Impact Statements: Elverta, Malheur, and Shadura

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. 20120387, Draft EIS, FHWA, VA, I–64 Hampton Roads Bridge- Tunnel, from I–664 in the City of Hampton to I–564 in the City of Norfolk, VA, Comment Period Ends: 02/13/2013, Contact: Marisel Lopez-Cruz 804–775–3376. Website.

EIS No. 20120388, Draft EIS (scroll down and expand Elverta Specific Plan under Environmental Impact Statements Under Preparation), USACE, CA, Elverta Specific Plan Project, Master Planned Community Development, Sacramento County, CA, Comment Period Ends: 02/04/2013, Contact: Marc A. Fugler 916–557–5255. Website.

EIS No. 20120389, Final EIS, USFWS, WA, Malheur National Wildlife Refuge Comprehensive Conservation Plan, Harney County, WA, Review Period Ends: 01/22/2013, Contact: Tim Bodeen 541–493–2612. Website.

EIS No. 20120390, Draft EIS, USFWS, AK, Shadura National Gas Development Project, Kenai National Wildlife Refuge and Kenai Peninsula Borough, AK, Comment Period Ends: 02/04/2013, Contact: Peter Wikoff 907–786–3357. Website.

EIS No. 20120391, Final EIS, BLM, CA, McCoy Solar Energy Project, Proposed Plan Amendment, Riverside County, CA, Review Period Ends: 01/22/2013, Contact: Jeffery K. Childers 951–697–5308. Website.

EIS No. 20120392, Draft EIS, USACE, 00, Lower Snake River Programmatic Sediment Management Plan, Washington and Idaho, Comment Period Ends: 02/08/2013, Contact: Sandra Shelin 509–527–7265. Website.

EIS No. 20120393, Final EIS, WAPA, AZ, Quartzsite Solar Energy Project and Proposed Yuma Field Office Resource Management Plan Amendment, La Paz County, AZ, Review Period Ends: 01/22/2013, Contact: Matthew Blevins 720–962–7261. Website.

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