Last Week in Online Environmental Impact Statements: Volcanoes

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.

Starting October 1, 2012, EPA no longer accepts 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. 20130009, Final EIS, NPS, HI, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Project, Protecting and Restoring Native Ecosystems by Managing Non-Native Ungulates, Hawaii County, HI, Review Period Ends: 02/25/2013, Contact: Rhonda Loh 808–986–6098. Website.

EIS No. 20130010, Draft EIS, BLM, CO, Grand Junction Field Office Resource Management Plan, Mesa, Garfield, Montrose and Rio Blanco Counties, CO, Comment Period Ends: 04/25/2013, Contact: Collin Ewing 970–244–3627. Website.

EIS No. 20130011, Draft EIS, NPS, TX, Lake Meredith National Recreation Area, Off-Road Management Plan, TX, Comment Period Ends: 03/26/2013, Contact: Arlene Wimer 806–857–0300. Website.

EIS No. 20130012, Draft EIS, USFS, MT, Blackfoot Travel Plan, Lincoln Ranger District, Helena National Forest, Lewis and Clark and Powell Counties, MT, Comment Period Ends: 03/11/2013, Contact: Amber Kamps 406–362–7002. Website.

EIS No. 20130013, Final EIS, USFS, ID, Scriver Creek Integrated Restoration Project, Emmett Ranger District, Boise National Forest, Boise and Valley Counties, ID, Review Period Ends: 03/12/2013, Contact: Randal Hayman 208–373–4157. Website.

EIS No. 20130014, Final EIS, FHWA, 00, Illiana Corridor Project Tier One Transportation System Improvements, Will and Kankakee Counties, IL and Lake County, IN, Contact: J. Michael Bowen 217–492–4600. Website.

EIS No. 20130015, Draft Supplement, FHWA, CA, Mid County Parkway, a new Freeway from the City of Perris to the City of San Jacinto, Riverside County, CA, Comment Period Ends: 03/11/2013, Contact: Larry Vinzant 916–498–5040. Website.


Amended Notices

EIS No. 20090231, Draft EIS, BIA, CA, Point Molate Mixed-Use Tribal Destination Resort and Casino, Proposed Project is to Strengthen the Tribal Government and Improve the Social Economic Status, Guidiville Band of Pomo Indian of the Guidiville Rancheria (Tribe), City of Richmond, Contra Costa County, CA, Comment Period Ends: 10/23/2009, Contact: Larry Blevin 916–978–6037. Revision to FR Notice Published 10/09/2009; The U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Indian Affairs has Officially Cancelled the above project. Website.

EIS No. 20120369, Draft EIS, NOAA, CA, Authorization of Incidental Take and Implementation of the Mendocino Redwood Habitat Conservation Plan/Natural Community Conservation and Timber Management Plan, Mendocino County, CA, Comment Period Ends: 04/22/2013, Contact: Eric Shott 707–575–6089. Revision to FR Notice Published 11/23/2012; Extending Comment Period from 02/21/2013 to 04/22/2013. 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: 04/15/2013, Contact: William H. Miller 602–230–6954. Revision to FR Notice Published 11/23/2012; Extending Comment Period from 02/21/2013 to 04/22/2013. Website.

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