Last Week in Online Environmental Impact Statements: Domenigoni Parkway and Ochoco National Forest

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. 20130019, Draft EIS, USFS, OR, Ochoco Summit Trail System Project, Ochoco National Forest, Wheeler and Crook Counties, OR, Comment Period Ends: 03/25/2013, Contact: Dede Steele 541–416–6500. Website.

EIS No. 20130020, Second Final EIS (Tiering), FHWA, ME, Aroostook County Transportation Study, Tier 2—Presque Isle Bypass, Aroostook County, ME, Review Period Ends: 03/11/2013, Contact: Mark Hasselmann 207–512–4913. Website.

EIS No. 20130021, Draft EIS, USFS, MS, Revised Land and Resource Management Plan for the National Forests in Mississippi, Comment Period Ends: 05/08/2013, Contact: Jeff Long 601–965–1629. Website.

EIS No. 20130022, Final EIS, NPS, AK, Brooks River Visitor Access, Katmai National Park and Preserve, AK, Review Period Ends: 03/11/2013, Contact: Brooke Merrell (907) 644–3397. Website.

EIS No. 20130023, Final EIS, BR, CA, Water Transfer Program for the San Joaquin River Exchange Contractors Water Authority, 2014–2038, To Execute Agreements for Water Transfers/or Exchanges, San Joaquin Valley, Fresno, Madera, Merced, and Stanislaus Counties, CA, Review Period Ends: 03/11/2013, Contact: Brad Hubbard 916–978–5204. Website.

EIS No. 20130024, Draft EIS, USFS, MT, Pilgrim Creek Timber Sale Project, Kootenai National Forest, Cabinet Ranger District, Sanders County, MT, Comment Period Ends: 03/25/2013, Contact: Doug Grupenhoff 406–827–0741. Website.

EIS No. 20130025, Draft EIS, CALTRAN, CA, State Route 79 Realignment Project, Domenigoni Parkway to Gilman Springs Road, Riverside County, CA, Comment Period Ends: 03/25/2013, Contact: Aaron Burton 909–383–2841. Website.


Amended Notices

EIS No. 20120401, Final EIS, DOE, MA, Adoption—Cape Wind Energy Project Nantucket Sound, Offshore of Massachusetts, DOE/EIS–0470, Barnstable, Nantucket and Duke Counties, MA and Washington County, RI, Review Period Ends: 03/11/2013, Contact: Matthew McMillen 202–586–7248. Revision to FR Notice Published 12/31/2012; Extending Review Period from 01/29/2013 to 03/11/2013. Website.

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