Last Week in Online Environmental Impact Statements: Plum Island and Ruby Pipeline

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. 20130186, Final EIS, WAPA, CO, Granby Pumping Plant Switchyard—Windy Gap Substation Transmission Line Rebuild, Review Period Ends: 07/29/2013, Contact: Jim Hartman 720–962–7255. The above project was inadvertently omitted from EPA’s FR Notice Published 06/28/2013. Website.

EIS No. 20130187, Final EIS, BR, CA, San Luis Reservoir State Recreation Area Resource Management Plan/General Plan, Review Period Ends: 08/05/2013, Contact: Dave Wooley 559–487–5049. Website.

EIS No. 20130188, Final EIS, BLM, 00, ADOPTION—Ruby Pipeline Project, Proposed Natural Gas Pipeline Facilities, Contact: Mark Mackiewicz 435–636–3616 The U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has adopted the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s FEIS # 20100001, filed 01/07/2010 and appeared in the FR 01/15/2010. The BLM was a cooperating agency for the above project. Recirculation of the FEIS is not necessary under Section 1506.3(c) of the CEQ Regulations. Website.

EIS No. 20130189, Final EIS, GSA, NY, Public Sale of Plum Island, Review Period Ends: 08/05/2013, Contact: John Dugan 617–565–5709. Website.

EIS No. 20130190, Final EIS, BLM, NV, Hollister Underground Mine Project, Review Period Ends: 08/05/2013, Contact: Janice Stadelman 775–753–0346. Website.

EIS No. 20130191, Final EIS, BLM, CA, Casa Diablo IV Geothermal Development Project, Review Period Ends: 08/05/2013, Contact: Collin Reinhardt 760–872–5024. Website.

EIS No. 20130192, Final EIS, NOAA, WA, Final Duwamish River NRDA PEIS and Restoration Plan, Review Period Ends: 08/05/2013, Contact: Rebecca Hoff 206–526–6276. Website.

EIS No. 20130193, Draft EIS (Not yet available online, check back here for updates.), CALTRANS, CA, State Route 58 (SR–58) Kramer Junction Expressway Project, Comment Period Ends: 08/19/2013, Contact: Kurt Heidelberg 909–388–7028. Website.

EIS No. 20130194, Draft EIS, USFS, OR, Fox Canyon Cluster Allotment Management Plans, Comment Period Ends: 08/19/2013, Contact: Jeff Marszal 541–416–6436. Website.

EIS No. 20130195, Draft EIS, USCG, FL, Proposed New Bridge across the Manatee River, Comment Period Ends: 08/19/2013, Contact: Randall Overton 305–415–6736. Website.

EIS No. 20130196, Draft EIS, BR, CA, Shasta Lake Water Resources Investigation, Comment Period Ends: 09/30/2013, Contact: Katrina Chow 916–978–5067. Website.

EIS No. 20130197, Final EIS, USACE, FL, Everglades Agricultural Area A–1 Shallow Flow Equalization Basin, Review Period Ends: 08/05/2013, Contact: Alisa Zarbo 561–472–3506. Website.

EIS No. 20130198, Draft Supplement, BLM, 00, Ruby Pipeline Project, Comment Period Ends: 08/19/2013, Contact: Mark Mackiewicz 435–636–3616. Website.

Amended Notices

EIS No. 20130091, Draft EIS, USFWS, 00, Niobrara Confluence and Ponca Bluffs Conservation Areas Land Protection Plan, Comment Period Ends: 09/30/2013, Contact: Nick Kaczor 303–236–4387. Revision to FR Notice Published 04/08/2013; Extending Comment Period from 06/03/2013 to 09/30/2013. Website.

EIS No. 20130129, Draft EIS (website temporarily out of order), USA, TX, Implementation of Energy, Water, and Solid Waste Sustainability Initiatives at Fort Bliss, Texas & New Mexico, Comment Period Ends: 07/31/2013, Contact: Pamela M. Klinger 210–466–1595 Revision to FR Notice Published 05/17/2013; Extending Comment Period from 07/01/2013 to 07/31/2013.

EIS No. 20130159, Final Supplement, USACE, IN, Indianapolis North Flood Damage Reduction Project, Review Period Ends: 09/06/2013, Contact: Keith Keeney 502–315–6885 Revision to FR Notice Published 06/14/2013; Extending Review Period from 07/08/2013 to 09/06/2013. Website.

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