Last Week in Online Environmental Impact Statements: Purple Line

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. 20130256, Draft Supplement, USFWS, CA, Coachella Valley Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Plan and Natural Community Conservation Plan, Comment Period Ends: 10/21/2013, Contact: Ken Corey 760–322–2070. Website.

EIS No. 20130257, Final EIS, BLM, NV, Winnemucca District Proposed Resource Management Plan, Review Period Ends: 10/07/2013, Contact: Zwaantje Rorex 775–623–1727. Website.

EIS No. 20130258, Final EIS, USFS, WI, Lakewood Southeast Project, Review Period Ends: 10/15/2013, Contact: Marilee Houtler 715–276–6333. Website.

EIS No. 20130259, Final EIS, FTA, MD, Purple Line Draft Section 4(f) Evaluation, Review Period Ends: 10/07/2013, Contact: Daniel Koenig 202–219–3528. Website.

EIS No. 20130260, Draft EIS, BIA, NV, Moapa Solar Energy Center, Comment Period Ends: 10/14/2013, Contact: Amy Heuslein 602–379–7650. Website.

EIS No. 20130261, Draft Supplement, NPS, CA, Golden Gate National Recreation Area Draft Dog Management Plan, Comment Period Ends: 12/04/2013, Contact: Michael B. Edwards 303–969–2694. Website.

EIS No. 20130262, Final EIS, USCG, NY ADOPTION—Kosciuszko Bridge Project, Queens, Kings and Queens Counties, NY, Contact: Gary Kassof 212–668–7021. The U.S. Coast Guard has adopted the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration FEIS #20080517, filed 12/10/2008 with the USEPA. The USCG was a cooperating agency to the project. Recirculation of the EIS is not necessary under 1506.3(c) of the CEQ Regulations. Website and website.

Amended Notices

EIS No. 20130223, Draft EIS, USACE, MO, St. Johns Bayou and New Madrid Floodway Project, Comment Period Ends: 11/25/2013, Contact: Joshua Koontz 901–544–3975. Revision to FR Notice Published on 07/26/2013; Extending Comment Period from 09/09/2013 to 11/25/2013. Website.

3 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Elizabeth on September 10, 2013 at 1:37 pm

    The final EIS posted for the Purple Line Extension in Maryland (EIS No. 20130259), which was indeed released this week, links mistakenly to an old EIS from the Los Angeles Purple Line extension project. Has anyone been able to find the Maryland EIS online? Thanks!


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