Last Week in Online Environmental Impact Statements: This website is not available due to government shutdown edition

UPDATE as of 10/18/2013: This post has since been updated to include links that were previously unavailable due to government shutdown.

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. 20130287, Final EIS, USFS, ID, Idaho Panhandle National Forests, Revised Land Management Plan, Review Period Ends: 11/26/2013, Contact: Mary Farnsworth 208–765–7223. The above document was inadvertently omitted from EPA’s Federal Register Notice Published 09/27/2013. The review/wait period will start 09/27/2013 and end 11/26/2013. Website.

EIS No. 20130288, Final EIS, USACE, TX, Luce Bayou Interbasin Transfer Project, Review Period Ends: 11/04/2013, Contact: Jayson Hudson 409–766–3108. Website.

EIS No. 20130289, Draft EIS, USACE, CA, Los Angeles River Ecosystem Restoration Integrated Feasibility Report, Comment Period Ends: 11/18/2013, Contact: Erin Jones 213–300–9723. Website.

EIS No. 20130290, Draft EIS, NPS, CA, Restoration of Native Species in High Elevation Aquatic Ecosystems Plan, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, Comment Period Ends: 11/25/2013, Contact: Woodrow Smeck 559–565–3101. Website.

EIS No. 20130291, Final EIS (Volume 1, Volume 2), BOEM, 00, Gulf of Mexico OCS Oil and Gas Lease Sales: 2014 and 2016; Eastern Planning Area Lease Sales 225 and 226, Review Period Ends: 11/04/2013, Contact: Gary Goeke 504–736–3233. Website.

EIS No. 20130292, Final Supplement, DOE, NM, Long-Term Management and Storage of Elemental Mercury, Review Period Ends: 11/04/2013, Contact: David Levenstein 301–903–6500. Website.

EIS No. 20130293, Final EIS (Only Draft EIS available online at this time.), BLM, ID, Jump Creek, Succor Creek, and Cow Creek Watersheds Grazing Permit Renewal, Review Period Ends: 11/04/2013, Contact: Jake Vialpando 208–373–3814. Website.

EIS No. 20130294, Final EIS, USACE, MA, South Coast Rail Project, Review Period Ends: 11/04/2013, Contact: Alan R. Anacheka-Nasemann 978–318–8214. Website.

EIS No. 20130295, Final EIS, USAF, UT, United States Air Force F–35A Operational Basing, Review Period Ends: 11/04/2013, Contact: Nicholas Germanos 757–764–5007. Website.

EIS No. 20130296, Final EIS, AFS, WY, Sherman Cattle and Horse Allotment Grazing Authorization and Management Project, Review Period Ends: 11/15/2013, Contact: Chad Hayward 307–276–5817. Website.

EIS No. 20130297, Draft EIS, USACE, LA, Calcasieu Lock Louisiana Feasibility Study, Comment Period Ends: 11/18/2013, Contact: Timothy K. George 314–331–8459. Website.

EIS No. 20130298, Final EIS, NRCS, AR, ADOPTION—Bayou Meto Basin, Arkansas General Reevaluation Project, Contact: Charlotte Bowie 501–301–3148. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has adopted the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ FEIS #20060499, filed 11/30/2006. The NRCS was a cooperating agency. Recirculation of the document is not necessary under Section 1506.3(b) of the Council of Environmental Quality Regulations. Website (USACE)..

EIS No. 20130299, Final EIS, NRCS, AR, ADOPTION—Grand Prairie Area Demonstration Project, Contact: Charlotte Bowie 501–301–3148. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has adopted the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ FEIS #19990465, filed 12/08/1999. The NRCS was a cooperating agency. Recirculation of the document is not necessary under Section 1506.3(b) of the Council of Environmental Quality Regulations. Website (USACE).

Amended Notices

EIS No. 20130087, Draft EIS, BLM, NM, TriCounty Resource Management Plan, Comment Period Ends: 10/15/2013, Contact: Jennifer Montoya 575–525–4316. Revision to FR Notice Published 04/12/2013; Extending Comment Period from 07/11/2013 to 10/15/2013. Website.

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