Last Week in Online Environmental Impact Statements: Invasive House Mouse

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. 20130244, Draft EIS, USFWS, CA, South Farallon Islands Invasive House Mouse Eradication Project, Farallon National Wildlife Refuge, Comment Period Ends:09/30/2013, Contact: Gerry McChesney 510-792-0222, ext. 222 This document was inadvertently omitted from the FR Notice published 8/16/2013. The Comment Period will end09/30/2013. Website.

EIS No. 20130245, Final EIS, BR, CO, Arkansas Valley Conduit and Long-Term Excess Capacity Master Contract, Review Period Ends: 09/23/2013, Contact: J. Signe Snortland 701-221-1278. Website.

EIS No. 20130246, Draft EIS, USFS, NV, Greater Sage Grouse Bi-State Distinct Population Segment Forest Plan Amendment, Comment Period Ends: 11/20/2013, Contact: James Winfrey 775-355-5308. Website.

EIS No. 20130247, Final EIS, FHWA, LA, Interstate 69 Segment of Independent Utility 15, US 171 to I-20, Review Period Ends: 10/07/2013, Contact: Carl M. Highsmith 225-757-7615. Website.

EIS No. 20130248, Final EIS (Use the section links at the bottom of the page), USDA, NC, ADOPTION – North Topsail Beach Shoreline Protection Project, Review Period Ends: 09/23/2013, Contact: Frank Mancino 202-720-1827. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Housing Service has adopted the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers FEIS #20100025, filed 01/26/2010 with the USEPA. The Rural Housing Service was not a cooperating agency to this project. Recirculation of the document is necessary under Section 1506.3 (b) of the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations. Website and website.

EIS No. 20130249, Draft EIS, USACE, LA, West Shore Lake Pontchartrain Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction, Comment Period Ends: 10/07/2013, Contact: William Klein504-862-2540. Website.

AMENDED NOTICES

EIS No. 20130237, Final EIS, NMFS, NJ, FEIS Amendment 14 to the Atlantic Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish Fishery Management Plan, Review Period Ends: 09/16/2013, Contact: Aja Szumylo 978-281-9195. Revision to FR Notice Published 08/16/2013; Correction to Review Period Ends: Change from 10/14/2013 to 09/16/2013. Website.

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