Last Week in Online Environmental Impact Statements: Road to Moscow

Photo by Ed Yourdon. Some rights reserved.

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. 20120402, Draft EIS, FHWA, CA, State Route 58 (SR–58) Hinkley Expressway Project, Grade Separate, Widen, and Realign, San Bernardino County, CA, Comment Period Ends: 02/19/2013, Contact: James Shankel 909–383–6379. Website.

EIS No. 20120403, Draft EIS, FHWA, ID, US–95 Thorncreek Road to Moscow, from Milepost 337.67 to Milepost 344.00, Latah County, ID, Comment Period Ends: 02/22/2013, Contact: John A. Perry 208–334–9180 extension 116. Website and website.

EIS No. 20120404, Draft EIS (scroll down to Documents section), BLM, WA, Vantage to Pomona Heights 230 kV Transmission Line Project, Grant, Brenton, Kittitas, and Yakima Counties, WA, Comment Period Ends: 02/19/2013, Contact: William Schurger 509–665–2100. Website.

EIS No. 20120405, Revised Draft EIS (see documents at bottom of list), USACE, LA, Morganza to the Gulf of Mexico, Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction System Project, Improvements and Changes, Terrebonne Parish and Lafourche Parish, LA, Comment Period Ends: 02/19/2013, Contact: Nathan Dayan 504–862–2530. Website.

EIS No. 20120406, Final EIS, USFWS, DE, Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge, Development of a Comprehensive Conservation Plan, Milton, DE, Review Period Ends: 02/04/2013, Contact: Thomas Bonetti 413–253–8307. Website.

Amended Notices

EIS No. 20120395, Draft EIS, USFS, SC, AP Loblolly Pine Removal and Restoration Project, Andrew Pickens Ranger District, Sumter National Forest, Oconee County, SC, Comment Period Ends: 02/13/2013, Contact: Victor Wyant 864–638–9568 Revision to FR Notice Published 12/31/2012; Correcting Project State Location from CA to SC. Website.

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