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.
The EPA is still looking for agencies willing to participate in a new pilot program for electronic submission of EIS filings. To participate in the pilot, agencies should register at: http://cdx.epa.gov
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EIS No. 20120223, Draft EIS, USFWS, TX, Edwards Aquifer Recovery Implementation Program Habitat Conservation Plan, Application for an Incidental Take Permit of 11 Federally Listed or Petitioned Species, Several Counties, Texas, Comment Period Ends: 10/10/2012, Contact: Adam Zerrenner 512–490–0057. Website.
EIS No. 20120224, Draft EIS, FHWA, IL, Illiana Corridor Project Tier One Transportation System Improvements, Will and Kankakee Counties, IL and Lake County, IN, Comment Period Ends: 08/29/2012, Contact: Norman Stoner 217–492–4600. Website.
EIS No. 20120225, Draft EIS (Appendices), USFS, AZ, Bill Williams Mountain Restoration Project, Kaibab National Forest, Coconino County, AZ, Comment Period Ends: 08/27/2012, Contact: Martie Schramm 928–635–5630. Website.
EIS No. 20120226, Final EIS, USFS, CA, Creeks II Forest Restoration Project, Proposal to Protect Rural Communities from Hazards by Constructing Fuel Breaks known as Defensible Fuel Profile Zones (DFPZs), Lassen National Forest, Almanor Ranger District, Plumas County, CA, Review Period Ends: 08/13/2012, Contact: Al Vazquez 530–258–2141. Website.
EIS No. 20120227, Draft EIS, USMC, GA, Proposed Modernization and Expansion of Townsend Bombing Range, Acquiring Additional Property and Constructing Infrastructure to Allow the Use of Precision-Guided Munitions, McIntosh and Long Counties, GA, Comment Period Ends: 08/27/2012, Contact: Veronda Johnson 571–256–2783. Website.
EIS No. 20120228, Final EIS, NHTSA, 00, Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards Passenger Cars and Light Truck, Model Years 2017–2025, To Reduce National Energy Consumption by Increasing the Fuel Economy of Passenger Cars and Light Trucks sold in the U.S., Review Period Ends: 08/13/2012, Contact: James MacIsaac 202–366–9108. Website.
EIS No. 20120229, Draft EIS, FHWA, CA, I–710 Corridor Project, Improvements, from Ocean Boulevard in the City of Long Beach to State Route 60 in East Los Angeles, Funding, Los Angeles County, CA, Comment Period Ends: 08/27/2012, Contact: Cesar E. Perez 916–498–5065. Website.
EIS No. 20120161, Draft EIS, USFS, NM, North Fork Eagle Creek Wells, Special Use Authorization Project, Operation of Four Municipal Supply Water Wells, Lincoln National Forest, Lincoln County, NM, Comment Period Ends: 09/07/2012, Contact: Dave Warnack 575–257–4095 Revision to FR Notice Published 5/25/2012; Extending Comment Period to 09/07/2012. Website.
EIS No. 20120196, Draft EIS, NPS, OH, Cuyahoga Valley National Park Comprehensive Trail Management Plan, Cuyahoga and Summit Counties, OH, Comment Period Ends: 08/20/2012, Contact: Stan Austin 330–657–2752 Revision to FR Notice Published 06/22/2012; Change Comment Period from 08/06/201 to 8/20/2012. Website.