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. 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. 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. 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.