Last Week in Online Environmental Impact Statements: Highly Migratory Species

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. 20130250, Draft EIS, USACE, FL, Central Everglades Planning Project, Comment Period Ends: 10/15/2013, Contact: Gretchen Ehlinger 904-232–1682. Website.

EIS No. 20130251, Final EIS, USFS, MN, BWCAW Non-native Invasive Plant Management Project, Review Period Ends: 10/15/2013, Contact: Jack Greenlee 218–229–8817. Website.

EIS No. 20130252, Final EIS, USN, CA, Hawaii-Southern California Training and Testing, Review Period Ends: 09/30/2013, Contact: Cory Scott 808–472–1420. Website.

EIS No. 20130253, Final EIS, USN, 00, Atlantic Fleet Training and Testing, Review Period Ends: 09/30/2013, Contact: Lesley Dobbins 757–322–4645. Website.

EIS No. 20130254, Draft EIS, USFS, UT, Smiths Fork Vegetation Restoration Project, Comment Period Ends: 10/15/2013, Contact: Pete Gomben 801–999–2182. Website.

EIS No. 20130255, Draft EIS, NOAA, 00, Amendment 7 to the 2006 Consolidated Atlantic Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Fishery Management Plan (FMP), Comment Period Ends: 10/23/2013, Contact: Thomas A Warren 978–281–9260. Website.

Amended Notices

EIS No. 20130087, Draft EIS, BLM, NM, TriCounty Resource Management Plan, Comment Period Ends: 09/12/2013, Contact: Jennifer Montoya 575–525–4316. Revision to FR Notice Published 04/12/2013; Extending Comment Period from 07/11/2013 to 09/12/2013. Website.

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