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. 20140107, Draft EIS, USACE, KS, Removal and Disposal of Sediment and Restoration of Water Storage at John Redmond Reservoir, Comment Period Ends: 05/27/2014, Contact: David Gade 918–669–7579. Website (currently docs are only available in Project Spotlight on Tulsa District home page).
EIS No. 20140109, Final EIS (Only Draft EIS currently available online, check back here for updates.), FHWA, WV, Tier 1—US 220, National Highway System (NHS between I–68 and Corridor H (US 220), Review Period Ends: 05/19/2014, Contact: Jason Workman 304–347–5928. Website.
EIS No. 20140110, Draft EIS, USFS, CA, Smith River National Recreation Area Restoration and Motorized Travel Management, Comment Period Ends: 06/10/2014, Contact: Christy Prescott 707–441–3661. Website.
EIS No. 20140111, Draft EIS, BLM, WAPA, 00, Southline Transmission Line Project and Draft Resource Management Plan Amendment, Comment Period Ends: 07/10/2014, Contact: Mark Mackiewicz (BLM) 435–636–3616 and Mark Wieringa (WAPA) 720–962–7448. The U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Western Area Power Administration are joint lead agencies for the above project. Website.
EIS No. 20140096, Draft EIS, FHWA, IL, 75th Street Corridor Improvement Project, Comment Period Ends: 05/22/2014, Contact: Catherine A. Batey 217–492–4600. Revision to the FR Notice Published 03/20/2014; Change Comment Period from 05/12/2014 to 05/22/2014. Website.