This Week in Online Environmental Impact Statements: Middle Fork

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. 20130043, Final EIS (Not yet available online. Check back here for updates.), USAF, CA, F-15 Aircraft Conversion, 144th Fighter Wing, California Air National Guard, Fresno-Yosemite International Airport, Review Period Ends: 04/01/2013, Contact: Robert Dogan 240-612-8859. Website.

EIS No. 20130044, Draft EIS (Not yet available online. Check back here for updates.), FHWA, NV, Pyramid Way and McCarran Boulevard Intersection Improvement Project, Comment Period Ends: 04/15/2013, Contact: Abdelmoez Abdalla 775-687-1231. Website.

EIS No. 20130045, Draft EIS, USACE, 00, Update of the Water Control Manual for the Alabama-Coosa-Tallapoosa River Basin in Georgia and Alabama, Comment Period Ends: 05/01/2013, Contact: Lewis Sumner 251-694-3857. Website.

EIS No. 20130046, Final EIS, FERC, CA, Middle Fork American River Project, Review Period Ends: 04/01/2013, Contact: Matt Buhyoff 202-502-6824. Website.

EIS No. 20130047, Draft EIS, NPS, FL, Everglades National Park Draft General Management Plan/East Everglades Wilderness Study, Comment Period Ends: 04/15/2013, Contact: Eric Thuerk 303-987-6852. Website.

EIS No. 20130048, Draft EIS, BOEM, 00, Gulf of Mexico OCS Oil and Gas Lease Sales: 2014 and 2016 Eastern Planning Area Lease Sales 225 and 226, Comment Period Ends: 04/15/2013, Contact: Gary D. Goeke (504) 736-3233.

AMENDED NOTICES

EIS No. 20120392, Draft EIS, USACE, 00, Lower Snake River Programmatic Sediment Management Plan, Washington and Idaho, Comment Period Ends: 03/26/2013, Contact: Sandra Shelin 509-527-7265 Revision to FR Notice Published 12/21/2012; Extending Comment Period to 03/26/2013. Website.

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