This Week in Online Environmental Impact Statements: Steller Sea Lions

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). However, starting October 1, 2012 all EIS submissions must be made through e-NEPA. An EPA source says that as EISs begin to come in electronically, they will appear alongside EPA comments here.

In the meantime, 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.

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EIS No. 20130125, Draft Supplement, FTA, CA, Mid-Coast Corridor Transit Project, Comment Period Ends: 07/17/2013, Contact: Mary Nguyen 213–202–3960. Website.

EIS No. 20130126, Final EIS, BLM, AZ, Mohave County Wind Farm Project, Review Period Ends: 06/17/2013, Contact: Jackie Neckels 602–417–9262. Website.

EIS No. 20130127, Draft EIS, NMFS, AK, Steller Sea Lion Protection Measures for Groundfish Fisheries in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area, Comment Period Ends: 07/16/2013, Contact: Melanie Brown 907–586–7228. Website.

EIS No. 20130128, Final EIS, USFS, MT, Pilgrim Timber Sale Project, Kootenai National Forest, Review Period Ends: 06/17/2013, Contact: Doug Grupenhoff 406–827–0741. Website.

EIS No. 20130129, Draft EIS (Not yet available online, check back here for updates.), USA, TX, Implementation of Energy, Water, and Solid Waste Sustainability Initiatives at Fort Bliss, Texas and New Mexico, Comment Period Ends: 07/01/2013, Contact: Pamela M. Klinger 210–466–1595. Website.

EIS No. 20130130, Draft EIS, USFS, WY, Clinker Mining Addition Project, Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests and Thunder Basin National Grassland, Comment Period Ends: 07/01/2013, Contact: Amy Ormseth 307–358–4690. Website.

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