This Week in Online Environmental Impact Statements: Atchafalaya River Bar Channel

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. 20130178, Draft EIS, USACE, FL, Port Everglades Harbor Navigation Improvements, Comment Period Ends: 08/13/2013, Contact: Terri Jordan-Sellers 904–232–1817. Website.

EIS No. 20130179, Draft EIS (Not yet available online – check back here for updates.), BLM, WY, Buffalo Field Office Planning Area Resource Management Plan, Comment Period Ends: 09/28/2013, Contact: Thomas Bills 307–684–1133. Website.

EIS No. 20130180, Draft EIS (Not yet available online – check back here for updates.), BLM, WAPA, 00, TransWest Express Transmission Project, Comment Period Ends: 09/25/2013, Contact: Sharon Knowlton 307–775–6124. The U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Western Area Power Administration are joint lead agencies for the above project. Website.

EIS No. 20130181, Final EIS (Not yet available online – check back here for updates.), USAF, AK, Modernization and Enhancement of Ranges, Airspace and Training Areas in the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex in Alaska, Review Period Ends: 07/29/2013, Contact: Tania Bryan 907–552–2341. Website.

EIS No. 20130182, Draft EIS, EPA, LA, Designation of the Atchafalaya River Bar Channel Ocean Dredged Material Disposal Site West, Pursuant to Section 102(c) of the Marine Protection, Research, and Sanctuaries Act of 1972, Comment Period Ends: 08/12/2013, Contact: Jessica Franks 214–665–8335. Website.

EIS No. 20130183, Final Supplement, NRC, NY, Generic—License Renewal of Nuclear Plants, Supplement 38, Regarding Indian Point Nuclear Generating Unit Nos. 2 and 3, Review Period Ends: 07/29/2013, Contact: Lois James 301–415–3306. Website.

EIS No. 20130184, Draft Supplement, FHWA, AK, Gravina Access Project, Comment Period Ends: 08/13/2013, Contact: Kris Riesenberg 907–465–7413. Website.

EIS No. 20130185, Draft Supplement, Caltrans, CA, San Diego Freeway (I–405) Improvement Project, Comment Period Ends: 08/12/2013, Contact: Smita Deshpande 949–724–2000. Website.

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