This Week in Online Environmental Impact Statements: Yuba-Bear

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. 20130131, Draft EIS, FHWA, UT, West Davis Corridor, Comment Period Ends: 08/23/2013, Contact: Paul Ziman 801–955–3525. Website.

EIS No. 20130132, Final EIS, USFWS, AK, Shadura Natural Gas Development Project within Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, Review Period Ends: 06/24/2013, Contact: Peter Wikoff 907–786–3837. Website.

EIS No. 20130133, Draft EIS, BLM, CO, Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area Draft Resource Management Plan, Comment Period Ends: 08/15/2013, Contact: Samantha Staley 970–244–3188. Website and website.

EIS No. 20130134, Draft EIS, FERC, CA, Drum-Spaulding Hydroelectric Project and Yuba-Bear Hydroelectric Project for Hydropower License, Comment Period Ends: 07/23/2013, Contact: Alan Mitchnick 202–502–6074. Website.

EIS No. 20130135, Revised Final EIS (not currently able to locate), USACE, LA, Morganza to the Gulf of Mexico, Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction System Project, Review Period Ends: 06/24/2013, Contact: Nathan Dayan 504–862–2530. Website and website (though this link is currently broken…).

EIS No. 20130136, Draft EIS, USACE, NV, Truckee Meadows Flood Control Project, Comment Period Ends: 07/08/2013, Contact: Tyler Stalker 916–557–5100. Website and website.

EIS No. 20130137, Draft EIS, USFS, WY, Mackey Road Relocation, Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests and Thunder Basin National Grassland, Comment Period Ends: 07/09/2013, Contact: Amy Ormseth 307–358–4690. Website.

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