Archive for the ‘Environmental Impact Statements’ Category

Last Week in Environmental Impact Statements: Bailey, Aeneas, Revis and Tunk

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. 20140106, Draft EIS, USFS, WA, Bailey, Aeneas, Revis and Tunk C & H Livestock Grazing Analysis, Comment Period Ends: 05/27/2014, Contact: Phillip Christy 509–486–5137. Website.

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. 20140108, Draft EIS, FTA, MN, Bottineau Transitway Corridor Light Rail Project, Comment Period Ends: 05/29/2014, Contact: Maya Sarna 202–366–5811. Website.

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. 20140112, Final EIS, NOAA, HI, Programmatic—Hawaiian Monk Seal Recovery Actions, Review Period Ends: 05/12/2014, Contact: Amy Sloan 301–427–8401. Website.

 

Amended Notices

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.

Last Week in Environmental Impact Statements: Beaverhead-Deerlodge and Wallowa-Whitman

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. 20140062, Final EIS, NPS, CA, Tuolumne Wild and Scenic River Final Comprehensive Management Plan, Review Period Ends: 04/14/2014, Contact: Kathleen Morse 209–379–1110. Website.

EIS No. 20140063, Draft EIS, BLM, NM, San Juan Basin Energy Connect Project, Comment Period Ends: 04/28/2014, Contact: Marcy Romero 505–564–7600. Website and website.

EIS No. 20140064, Draft Supplement, USFS, MT, Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan to Comply with a District of Montana Court Order (Temporary Roads), Comment Period Ends: 06/12/2014, Contact: Jan Bowey 406–842–5432. Website.

EIS No. 20140065, Draft EIS, USFS, OR, Proposed Revised Land Management Plans for the Malheur, Umatilla, and Wallowa-Whitman National Forests, Comment Period Ends: 06/16/2014, Contact: Sabrina Stadler 541–523–1264. Website.

EIS No. 20140066, Final EIS, BLM, NV, Arturo Mine Project, Review Period Ends:04/14/2014, Contact: John Daniel 775–753–0277. Website.

EIS No. 20140067, Final EIS (Volume 1, Volume 2, Volume 3), USFS, ND, North Billings County Range Allotment Management Plan Revision, Review Period Ends: 04/28/2014, Contact: Nickole Dahl 701–227–7830. Website.

EIS No. 20140068, Draft Supplement, USFS, UT, Leasing and Underground Mining of the Greens Hollow Federal Coal Lease Tract UTU–102, Comment Period Ends: 04/28/2014, Contact: Marianne Orton 435–896–1090. Website.

EIS No. 20140069, Draft EIS, USFS, MT, Divide Travel Plan, Helena National Forest, Comment Period Ends: 04/28/2014, Contact: Heather DeGeest 406–449–5201. Website.

EIS No. 20140070, Final EIS, NASA, CA, Proposed Demolition and Environmental Cleanup Activities at Santa Susana Field Laboratory, Review Period Ends: 04/14/2014, Contact: Allen Elliott 256–544–0662. Website and website.

EIS No. 20140071, Draft EIS (at bottom of web page), NRCS, UT, Green River Diversion Rehabilitation Project, Comment Period Ends: 04/30/2014, Contact: Bronson Smart 801–524–4559. Website.

EIS No. 20140072, Final EIS, NPS, NC, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, General Management Plan, Review Period Ends: 04/14/2014, Contact: David Libman 404–507–5701. Website.

 

Amended Notices

EIS No. 20140054, Revised Draft EIS, USFS, CA, Harris Vegetation Management Project, Comment Period Ends: 04/21/2014, Contact: Emelia H. Barnum 530–926–4511 ext. 1600. Revision to FR Notice Published 03/07/2014; Correcting Comment Period from 4/25/2014 to 4/21/2014. Website.

Last Week in Environmental Impact Statements: Provo and Ochoa

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. 20140046, Draft EIS, USFS, CO, Eldora Mountain Resort Ski Area Projects, Comment Period Ends: 04/14/2014, Contact: Paul Alford 303–541–2506. Website.

EIS No. 20140047, Final Supplement (Doesn’t seem to be published online yet. Check back here for updates.), USAF, FL, F–35 Beddown at Eglin Air Force Base, Review Period Ends: 03/31/2014, Contact: Michael Spaits 850–882–2836. Website.

EIS No. 20140048, Draft EIS, USFS, NM, Southwest Jemez Mountains Landscape Restoration Project, Comment Period Ends: 04/15/2014, Contact: Chris Napp 505–438–5448. Website.

EIS No. 20140049, Final EIS, USFS, ID, Beaver Creek, Review Period Ends: 04/08/2014, Contact: Clinton Scott 208–769–3030. Website.

EIS No. 20140050, Draft EIS (Not yet available online. Check back here for updates.), NRC, OH, GENERIC—License Renewal of Nuclear Plants Regarding Davis-Besse Nuclear Station, Comment Period Ends: 04/14/2014, Contact: Elaine Keegan 301–415–8517. Website.

EIS No. 20140051, Draft EIS, DOI, UT, Provo River Delta Restoration Project, Comment Period Ends: 05/07/2014, Contact: Richard Mingo 801–524–3168. Website.

EIS No. 20140052, Final EIS, BLM, NM, Ochoa Mine Project, Review Period Ends: 03/31/2014, Contact: Shiva Achet 575–234–5924. Website.

 

Amended Notices

EIS No. 20140001, Draft EIS, APHIS, 00, Determinations of Nonregulated Status for 2, 4–D–Resistant Corn and Soybean Varieties, Comment Period Ends: 03/11/2014, Contact: Sid Abel 301–734–6352. Revision to FR Notice Published 01/03/2014; Comment Period will remain open through 03/11/2014, per request of the lead agency. Website.

EIS No. 20140038, Draft Supplement, NMFS, 00, Fishery Management Plan for Regulating Offshore Marine Aquaculture in the Gulf of Mexico, Comment Period Ends: 04/04/2014, Contact: Jess Beck-Stimpert 727–551–5755. Revision to FR Notice Published 02/07/2014; Extending Comment Period from 3/31/2014 to 4/04/2014. Website and website.

EIS No. 20140043, Draft EIS, USFS, UT, Energy Gateway South Transmission Project, Comment Period Ends: 05/22/2014, Contact: Kenton Call 435–865–3730. Revision to FR Notice Published 02/14/2014; Correcting Lead Agency from AFS to USFS. Website.

Last Week in Environmental Impact Statements: Constitution Pipeline

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. 20140039, Draft EIS, FERC, NY, Constitution Pipeline and Wright Interconnect Projects, Comment Period Ends: 04/07/2014, Contact: Kevin Bowman 202–502–6287. Website.

EIS No. 20140040, Draft Supplement, BLM, AK, Alpine Satellite Development Plan GMT1 Development Project, Comment Period Ends: 04/21/2014, Contact: Bridget Psarianos 907–271–4208. Website.

EIS No. 20140041, Draft EIS (Not yet available online – keep your eyes out for Supplement 51 here.), NRC, MO, Generic—Renewal of Nuclear Plants, Supplement 51, Regarding Callaway Plant, Unit 1, Comment Period Ends: 04/07/2014, Contact: Carmen Fells 301–415–6337. Website or website.

EIS No. 20140042, Final EIS, BIA, MT, Proposed Strategies to Benefit Native Species by Reducing the Abundance of Lake Trout in Flathead Lake, Review Period Ends: 03/24/2014, Contact: Barry Hansen 406–883–2888. Website.

EIS No. 20140043, Draft EIS (Not yet available online, check back here for updates.), AFS, UT, Energy Gateway South Transmission Project, Comment Period Ends: 05/22/2014, Contact: Kenton Call 435–865–3730. Website.

EIS No. 20140044, Draft EIS, USACE, WA, Skokomish River Ecosystem Restoration, Comment Period Ends: 04/14/2014, Contact: Nancy C. Gleason 206–764–6577. Website.

EIS No. 20140045, Draft EIS, BLM, WY, Energy Gateway South Transmission Project and Land-use Plan Amendments, Comment Period Ends:  05/22/2014, Contact: Tamara Gertsch 307–775–6115. Website.

Amended Notices

EIS No. 20130001, Draft EIS, BIA, CA, WITHDRAWN—Shu’Luuk Wind Project, Campo Indian Reservation,  Lease Approval, San Diego County, CA, Comment Period Ends: 02/25/2013, Contact: Lenore Lamb 951–276–6625 ext. 254. Revision to FR Notice Published 01/11/2013; Officially Withdrawn by preparing agency.

EIS No. 20130340, Draft EIS, USFS, AZ, PROGRAMMATIC—Revision of the Coronado National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan, Comment Period Ends: 03/06/2014, Contact: Yolynda Begay 520–388–8370. Revision to FR Notice Published 11/22/2013; Extending Comment Period from 02/20/2014 to 03/06/2014. Website.

EIS No. 20130365, Draft EIS, NMFS, CA, Bay Delta Conservation Plan, Comment Period Ends: 06/13/2014, Contact: Ryan Wulff 916–930–3733. Revision to the FR Notice Published 12/13/2013; Extending Comment Period from 4/14/2014 to 06/13/2014. Website and website.

Does Your Environmental Impact Statement Raise Environmental Objections from the EPA?

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Note: this is an updated version of a post from a few years ago. There was no Notice of Availability posted this week, so we thought we’d take the time to refresh our collective memories on the EPA’s comment process. Enjoy!

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Many Knowledge Mosaic subscribers are probably intimately familiar with SEC Comment Letters, in which SEC staff review and comment on selected EDGAR filings. But did you know there’s a similar review process for environmental impact statements filed with the EPA?

The EPA reviews and rates draft EISs in two main ways: the environmental impact of the action (LO-lack of objections, EC-environmental concerns, EO-environmental objections, or EU-environmentally unsatisfactory), and the adequacy of the draft EIS (1-adequate, 2-insufficient information, or 3-inadequate). More details about the two rating systems are laid out here.

According to the EPA’s manual on Policy and Procedures for the Review of Federal Actions Impacting the Environment, the EPA has the specific authority and responsibility under Section 309 of the Clean Air Act (42 USC 7609) to review and comment on Federal actions affecting the quality of the environment, and make those comments available to the public. When a draft EIS is rated EO, EU, or 3, consultation must be initiated with the lead agency, which continues at “increasing levels of management,” as appropriate, until “EPA’s concerns are resolved or further negotiations are pointless.”

Each week, the Green Mien hunts down recently released environmental impact statements for you. And each week, we remind you that you can find available EPA comments on EISs here. However, as the EPA has 45 days to provide comments on a draft EIS (and 30 days to comment on a final EIS), you are unlikely to find EPA comments on these fresh-off-the-grill EISs.

But don’t give up. Check back here for EPA comments issued within the last 60 days.

For instance, the EPA recently released a comment on the Draft EIS for the Disposal and Reuse of the Former Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base. The EIS received a rating of “EC2” – there were “environmental concerns” regarding the proposal, and the information in the DEIS was deemed, overall, to be “insufficient” for evaluating the environmental impacts. Specifically, the EPA has concerns with “impacts to human health and the environment due to on-site contamination and on-going remedial activities as well as environmental justice, transportation, and cumulative impacts.”

While Knowledge Mosaic hasn’t yet made these comments available and easily searchable on our Laws, Rules, and Agency Materials page, the idea has been on our radar for a long time. If we add them, Green Mien readers will be the first to know.

Last Week in Environmental Impact Statements: Keystone XL Project – Final SEIS Now Available

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. 20140025, Final EIS, USACE, FL, Lake Worth Inlet, Palm Beach Harbor Project, Review Period Ends: 03/10/2014, Contact: Angela Dunn 904–232–2108. Website.

EIS No. 20140026, Draft EIS, USAF, NH, Second Main Operating Base KC–46A Beddown Alternative Air National Guard Installations, Comment Period Ends: 03/24/2014, Contact: Kevin Marek 240–612–8855. Website.

EIS No. 20140027, Draft EIS, USFS, MT, Buckhorn Project, Comment Period Ends: 03/24/2014, Contact: Sarah Canepa 406–295–4693. Website.

EIS No. 20140028, Draft EIS, DOS, DC, Foreign Missions Center at the Former Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Comment Period Ends: 03/31/2014, Contact: Geoffrey Hunt 202–351–9077. Website.

EIS No. 20140029, Draft EIS, BLM, CA, Modified Blythe Solar Power Project, Comment Period Ends: 03/24/2014, Contact: Frank McMenimen 760–833–7150. Website.

EIS No. 20140030, Final EIS, FHWA, CA, Ferguson Slide Permanent Restoration Project, Review Period Ends: 03/10/2014, Contact: Scott Smith 559–445–6172. Website.

EIS No. 20140031, Final Supplement (Vol. 1, Vol. 2), USFS, ID, Salmon-Challis National Forest Travel Planning and OHV Route Designation Project, Review Period Ends: 03/31/2014, Contact: Karen Gallogly 208–756–5103. Website.

EIS No. 20140032, Final Supplement, DOS, 00, Keystone XL Project, Review Period Ends: 03/10/2014, Contact: Mary D. Hassell 202–736–7428. Website.

EIS No. 20140033, Second Draft Supplement, USACE, WA, Grays Harbor Navigation Improvement Project, Comment Period Ends: 03/24/2014, Contact: Josh Jackson 206–764–6583. Website.

EIS No. 20140034, Final EIS, NRC, SD, Dewey-Burdock Project, Supplement to the In-Situ Leach Uranium Milling Facilities, Review Period Ends: 03/10/2014, Contact: Haimanot Yilma 301–415–8029. Website.

Last Week in Environmental Impact Statements: Wolf Fuels

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. 20140019, Draft EIS, FRA, NY, High Speed Rail Empire Corridor Tier 1, Comment Period Ends: 03/24/2014, Contact: Michelle W. Fishburne 202–493–0398. Website.

EIS No. 20140020, Final EIS (Not yet available online – check back here or here for updates.), USA, AK, Fort Wainwright Hangars 2 and 3 Disposition, Review Period Ends: 03/03/2014, Contact: Matthew Sprau 907–361–9688. Website.

EIS No. 20140021, Draft EIS, USFS, CA, BEH Rangeland Allotments, Comment Period Ends: 03/17/2014, Contact: Crispin Holland 209–532–3671 ext. 274. Website.

EIS No. 20140022, Final EIS, BIA, NY, Stockbridge-Munsee Community, Proposed Fee to Trust Conveyance of Property and Casino Project, Review Period Ends: 03/03/2014, Contact: Chester McGhee 615–564–6830. Website.

EIS No. 20140023, Draft EIS, USFS, OR, Wolf Fuels and Vegetation Management Project, Comment Period Ends: 03/17/2014, Contact: Jeff Marszal 541–416–6436. Website.

EIS No. 20140024, Draft Supplement, USFS, MT, Miller West Fisher Project, Comment Period Ends: 03/17/2014, Contact: Denise Beck 406–293–7773. Website.

Amended Notices

EIS No. 20130376, Draft EIS, BLM, WY, Wyoming Greater Sage-Grouse Draft Land Use Plan Amendment, Comment Period Ends: 03/26/2014, Contact: Lisa Solberg Schwab 307–367–5340 Revision to FR Notice Published 12/27/2013; Correction to Comment Period End Date from 2/10/2014 to 3/26/2014. Website.

Last Week in Environmental Impact Statements: Remote Vaccination Program

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. 20140012, Draft EIS, HHS, GA, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Roybal Campus 2015–2025 Master Plan, Comment Period Ends: 03/10/2014, Contact: George Chandler 404–245–2763. Website.

EIS No. 20140013, Third Final Supplement (This supplement does not appear to be online yet), USACE, NM, Rio Grande Floodway, San Acacia to Bosque del Apache Unit, Review Period Ends: 02/24/2014, Contact: Jerry Nieto 505–342–3362.Website and website.

EIS No. 20140014, Second Draft EIS (Tiering) (Not yet available online), FHWA, IL, Illiana Corridor Project Tier Two Transportation System Improvements, Comment Period Ends: 03/10/2014, Contact: Catherine A. Batey 217–492–4600. Website.

EIS No. 20140015, Final EIS, NPS, WY, Remote Vaccination Program to Reduce the Prevalence of Brucellosis in Yellowstone Bison, Review Period Ends: 02/24/2014, Contact: Jennifer Carpenter 307–344–2528. Website.

EIS No. 20140016, Draft EIS, USFWS, OH, Ballville Dam Project, Comment Period Ends: 03/26/2014, Contact: Brian Elkington 612–713–5168. Website.

EIS No. 20140017, Final EIS (Not yet available online – check back here for updates.), USMC, CA, LEGISLATIVE—Renewal of the Chocolate Mountain Aerial Gunnery Range Land Withdrawal, Review Period Ends: 02/24/2014, Contact: Ms. Kelly Finn 619–532–4452. Website.

EIS No. 20140018, Draft EIS, USN, WA, Northwest Training and Testing, Comment Period Ends: 03/25/2014, Contact: John Mosher 360–257–3234. Website.

Last Week in Environmental Impact Statements: Liquefaction Project

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. 20140002, Final EIS, USFS, OR, Mt. Hood Meadows Parking Improvements, Review Period Ends: 03/04/2014, Contact: Jennie O’Connor Card 406–522–2537. Website.

EIS No. 20140003, Final EIS, USFWS, TX, Comal County Regional Habitat Conservation Plan, Review Period Ends: 02/18/2014, Contact: Marty Tuegel 505–248–6651. Website.

EIS No. 20140004, Final EIS (Not yet available online), USFWS, IN, Fowler Ridge Wind Farm Final EIS, Review Period Ends: 02/18/2014, Contact: Scott Pruitt 812–334–4261. Website.

EIS No. 20140005, Draft EIS, NPS, NV, Jimbilnan, Pinto Valley, Black Canyon, Eldorado, Ireteba Peaks, Nellis Wash, Spirit Mountain, and Bridge Canyon Wilderness Areas Draft Wilderness Management Plan, Comment Period Ends: 03/23/2014, Contact: Greg Jarvis 303–969–2263. Website.

EIS No. 20140006, Draft EIS, NPS, VA, Dyke Marsh Wetland Restoration and Long-term Management Plan, Comment Period Ends: 03/18/2014, Contact: Brent Steury 703–289–2500. Website.

EIS No. 20140007, Final EIS, USFS, WY, Shoshone National Forest Land Management Plan Revision, Review Period Ends: 03/24/2014, Contact: Carrie Christman 307–578–5118. Website.

EIS No. 20140008, Second Draft EIS (Tiering) (Not yet available online. Check back here for updates.), FHWA, MO, Route I–70 Jackson County, from West of The Paseo Interchange to East of the Blue Ridge Cutoff Interchange, Comment Period Ends: 03/07/2014, Contact: Raegan Ball 573–638–2620. Website or website.

EIS No. 20140009, Draft EIS, FERC, LA, Cameron LNG Liquefaction Project, Comment Period Ends: 03/03/2014, Contact: Danny Laffoon 202–502–6257. Website.

EIS No. 20140010, Draft EIS, NPS, FL, East Everglades Expansion Area, Land Acquisition, Comment Period Ends: 03/18/2014, Contact: Brien Culhane 305–242–7717. Website.

EIS No. 20140011, Final EIS (Vol 1, Vol 2), USACE, NV, Truckee Meadows Flood Control Project, Review Period Ends: 02/18/2014, Contact: Dan Artho 916–557–7723. Website.

Amended Notices

EIS No. 20130363, Draft EIS, DOI, 00, PROGRAMMATIC-Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Natural Resource Damage Assessment Early Restoration Plan, Comment Period Ends: 02/19/ 2014, Contact: Nanciann Regalado 678–296–6805. Revision to FR Notice Published 12/13/2013; Extending the Comment Period from 02/04/2014 to 02/19/2014. Website.

EIS No. 20130367, Draft Supplement, USFS, MT, Miller West Fisher Project, Comment Period Ends: 02/03/2014, Contact: Leslie McDougall 406–295–7431. Revision to FR Notice Published 12/20/2013; Retracted by the request of the preparing agency. Website.

Last Week in Environmental Impact Statements: Determinations of Nonregulated Status

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. 20130384, Draft Supplement, USFS, NV, Ely Westside Rangeland Project, Comment Period Ends: 02/24/2014, Contact: Vernon Keller 775–335–5336. Website.

EIS No. 20140000, Draft EIS (haven’t been able to locate full document), USACE, NC, Village of Bald Head Island Shoreline Protection Project, Comment Period Ends: 02/24/2014, Contact: Ronnie Smith 910–251–4829.

EIS No. 20140001, Draft EIS, APHIS, 00, Determinations of Nonregulated Status for 2, 4–D–Resistant Corn and Soybean Varieties, Comment Period Ends: 02/24/2014, Contact: Sid Abel 301–734–6352. Website.

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