Last Week in Online Environmental Impact Statements: Bogue Banks and Butterfish

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. 20130236, Final EIS, NIH, MD, National Institute of Health Animal Center Master Plan, Review Period Ends: 09/16/2013, Contact: Valerie Nottingham 301–496–7775. Website.

EIS No. 20130237, Final EIS, NMFS, NJ, FEIS Amendment 14 to the Atlantic Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish Fishery Management Plan, Review Period Ends: 10/14/2013, Contact: Aja Szumylo 978–281–9195. Website.

EIS No. 20130238, Draft EIS, USACE, NC, Bogue Banks Coastal Storm Damage Reduction, Comment Period Ends: 09/30/2013, Contact: Eric Gasch 910–251–4553. Website.

EIS No. 20130239, Draft EIS, BLM, USFS, CO, Northwest Colorado Greater Sage-Grouse Draft Resource Management Plan Amendment, Comment Period Ends: 11/13/2013, Contact: Erin Jones 970–244–3008. The U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service are joint lead agencies for the above EIS. Website.

EIS No. 20130240, Draft EIS, USA, AZ, PROGRAMMATIC—Yuma Proving Ground Activities and Operations, Comment Period Ends: 09/30/2013, Contact: Mr. Chuck Wullenjohn 928–328–6189. Website.

EIS No. 20130241, Final EIS, USACE, FL, Tarmac King Road Limestone Mine, Review Period Ends: 09/16/2013, Contact: Edward Sarfert 850–439–9533. Website.

EIS No. 20130242, Final EIS, FHWA, IN, I–69 Evansville to Indianapolis, Indiana Project, Section 5, Bloomington to Martinsville, Contact: Michelle Allen 317- 226–7344. Under MAP–21 section 1319, FHWA has issued a single FEIS and ROD. Therefore, the 30-day wait/review period under NEPA does not apply to this action. Website.

EIS No. 20130243, Draft EIS, FHWA, DE, US 113 North/South Millsboro South Area, Comment Period Ends: 10/04/2013, Contact: Nick Blendy 302–734–2966. Website.

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