This Week in Online Environmental Impact Statements: Proposed Modernization

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. 20130064, Final Supplement, USFS, AK, Bell Island Geothermal Leases, Review Period Ends: 04/22/2013, Contact: Sarah Samuelson 907–789–6274. Website.

EIS No. 20130065, Draft EIS, BLM, MT, HiLine District Draft Resource Management Plan, Comment Period Ends: 06/20/2013, Contact: Brian Hockett (406) 262–2837. Website.

EIS No. 20130066, Final EIS, USN, GA, Proposed Modernization and Expansion of Townsend Bombing Range, Review Period Ends: 04/22/2013, Contact: Veronda Johnson 571–256–2783. Website.

EIS No. 20130067, Draft EIS, WAPA, ND, Wilton IV Wind Energy Center, Comment Period Ends: 05/06/2013, Contact: Rod O’Sullivan 720–962–7260. Website.

EIS No. 20130068, Draft EIS (Currently unable to locate.), USACE, CA, Berryessa Creek Project, Comment Period Ends: 05/06/2013, Contact: Tyler Stalker 916–557–5107. Website.

EIS No. 20130069, Final Supplement, FHWA, WA, I–90 Snoqualmie Pass East, Avalanche Structures, Contact: Liana Liu 360–753–9553. Website.

EIS No. 20130070, Draft EIS, WAPA, USFWS, 00, PROGRAMMATIC—Upper Great Plains Wind Energy, Comment Period Ends: 05/21/2013, Contact: Mark Wieringa 720–962–7448. The U.S. Department of Energy’s Western Area Power Administration and the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Fish and Wildlife Service are Joint Lead Agencies for this project. Website.

EIS No. 20130071, Draft EIS (Not yet available online. Check back here for updates.), BLM, NV, Pan Mine Project, Comment Period Ends: 05/07/2013, Contact: Miles Kreidler 775–289–1893. Website.

Amended Notices

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: 04/10/2013, Contact: Larry Vinzant 916–498–5040. Revision to FR Notice Published 01/25/2013 and 03/08/2013; Extending Comment Period to 04/10/2013. Website.

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