This Week in Online Environmental Impact Statements: Salt River

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. 20130086, Revised Final EIS, USFS, ID, Lower Orogrande, North Fork Ranger District, Clearwater National Forest, Review Period Ends: 05/28/2013, Contact: George Harbaugh 208–935–4260. Website.

EIS No. 20130087, Draft EIS, BLM, NM, TriCounty Resource Management Plan, Comment Period Ends: 07/11/2013, Contact: Jennifer Montoya 575–525–4316. Website.

EIS No. 20130088, Final Supplement, BOEM, 00, Gulf of Mexico OCS Oil and Gas Lease Sales: 2013–2014 Western Planning Area Lease Sale 233 Central Planning Area Lease Sale 231, Review Period Ends: 05/13/2013, Contact: Poojan B. Tripathi 703–787–1738. Website.


Amended Notices

EIS No. 20130041, Draft EIS, USFS, AZ, Salt River Allotments Vegetative Management, Comment Period Ends: 05/08/2013, Contact: Debbie Cress 928–467–3220, Revision to FR Notice Published 02/22/2013; Extending Comment Period from 04/08/2013 to 05/08/2013. Website.

EIS No. 20130047, Draft EIS, NPS, FL, Everglades National Park Draft General Management Plan/East Everglades Wilderness Study, Comment Period Ends: 05/13/2013, Contact: Eric Thuerk 303–987–6852, Revision to FR Notice Published 03/01/2013; Extending Comment Period from 4/15/2013 to 5/13/2013. Website.

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