Last Week in Environmental Impact Statements: Soda Mountain

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).

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.

Starting October 1, 2012, EPA no longer accepts paper copies or CDs of EISs for filing purposes. All submissions on or after October 1, 2012 must be made through e-NEPA. Electronic submission does not change requirements for distribution of EISs for public review and comment. To begin using e-NEPA, you must first register with EPA’s electronic reporting site. An EPA source says that as EISs begin to come in electronically, they will appear alongside EPA comments here.

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EIS No. 20130349, Draft EIS, FHWA, NY, New York Gateway Connections Improvement Project to the US Peace Bridge Plaza, Comment Period Ends: 01/13/2014, Contact: Jonathan McDade 518–431–4127. Website.

EIS No. 20130350, Final Supplement, NRC, TX, Generic—License Renewal of Nuclear Plants, Supplement 48, Regarding South Texas Project Units 1 and 2, Review Period Ends: 12/30/2013, Contact: Tam Tran 301–415–3617. Website.

EIS No. 20130351, Final EIS, BIA, CA, Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians’ Proposed 534-Acre Trust Acquisition and Casino Project, Review Period Ends: 12/30/2013, Contact: John Rydzik 916–978–6051. Website.

EIS No. 20130352, Final Supplement (Currently only Draft Supplement available online), USACE, CA, Sutter Basin Pilot Feasibility Study, Review Period Ends: 12/30/2013, Contact: Brad Johnson 916–557–7812. Website.

EIS No. 20130353, Draft EIS, BLM, CA, Soda Mountain Solar Project, Comment Period Ends: 03/03/2014, Contact: Jeff Childers 951–697–5308. Website.

EIS No. 20130354, Final EIS, FHWA, FL, Crosstown Expressway Extension, Review Period Ends: 12/30/2013, Contact: Cathy Kendall 850–553–2225. Website.

Amended Notices

EIS No. 20130335, Final EIS, BLM, NV, Pan Mine Project, Review Period Ends: 12/19/2013, Contact: Miles Kreidler 775–289–1893 Revision to FR Notice Published 11/20/2013; Extending Review Period from 12/16/2013 to 12/19/2013. Website.

EIS No. 20130348, Draft EIS, BLM, UT, TransWest Express Transmission Project, Contact: Sharon Knowlton 307–775–6124; Revision to FR Notice Published 11/22/2013; Retracted due to erroneous filing. Website.

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