Last Week in Online Environmental Impact Statements: Wild and Scenic River Comprehensive Management Plans

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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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Draft EISs

EIS No. 20130002, Draft EIS, NRCS, 00, Henrys Fork Salinity Control Project Plan, Irrigation Improvements, Sweetwater and Uinta Counties, WY and Daggett and Summit Counties, WY, Comment Period Ends: 03/04/2013, Contact: Astrid Martinez 307–233–6750. Website.

EIS No. 20130003, Draft EIS, NPS, CA, Tuolumne Wild and Scenic River Comprehensive Management Plan, Yosemite National Park, CA, Comment Period Ends: 03/18/2013, Contact: Kathleen Morse 209–379–1270. Website.

EIS No. 20130005, Draft EIS, NPS, CA, Merced Wild and Scenic River Comprehensive Management Plan, Yosemite National Park, CA, Comment Period Ends: 04/18/2013, Contact: Kathleen Morse 209–579–1270. Website.

EIS No. 20130007, Draft EIS, BLM, NV, Arturo Mine Project, Development, Elko County, NV, Comment Period Ends: 03/04/2013, Contact: John Daniel 775–753–0277. Website.


Final EISs

EIS No. 20130004, Final EIS, NOAA, 00, Issuing Annual Quotas to the Alaska Eskimo Whaling Commission (AEWC) for a Subsistence Hunt on Bowhead Whales for the Years 2013 through 2017/2018, Contact: Steven K. Davis 907–271–3523. Website.

EIS No. 20130006, Final EIS, NRC, MI, Enrico Fermi Unit 3 Combined License (COL) Application, Construction and Operation of a Power Reactor, U.S. Corp of Engineer 10 and 404 Permits, NUREG–2105, Monroe County, MI, Contact: Bruce Olson 301–415–3731. Website.

EIS No. 20130008, Final EIS, NPS, 00, Blue Ridge Parkway General Management Plan, Implementation, Virginia and North Carolina, Contact: Chris Church 303–969–2276. Website.


Amended Notices

EIS No. 20120362, Draft EIS, BLM, CA, Casa Diablo IV Geothermal Development Project, Mono County, CA, Comment Period Ends: 01/15/2013, Contact: Collin Reinhardt 760–872–5024. Revision to FR Notice Published 11/16/2012; Extending Comment Period from 01/15/2013 to 01/30/2013. Website.

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