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Draft environmental impact statement

management of the national wildlife refuges

by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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Published by The Service in Washington, D.C.] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Natural resources,
  • Wildlife management,
  • Directories,
  • Environmental aspects,
  • Administration,
  • Wildlife refuges

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesManagement of the national wildlife refuges: draft environmental impact statement
    Statementprepared by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsSK361 .U56d
    The Physical Object
    Pagination1 volume (various pagings) :
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26389245M
    OCLC/WorldCa19061484

    Those violations gained a national profile earlier this year after the company said it was unable to stop a months-long natural gas leak in Alaska's Cook Inlet as long as there was ice on the water. From to p. Supplemental EISs are also prepared when the size and scope of a federal action changes, when a significant period of time has lapsed since the FEIS was completed to account for changes in the surrounding environment during that time, or when all of the proposed alternatives in an EIS are deemed to have unacceptable environmental impacts and new alternatives are proposed. Cesium is taken up from the soil into locally grown foodstuffs such as coconut, Pandanus and breadfruit. During this comment period we look forward to discussing this draft EIS with the Beaufort Sea coastal communities and getting meaningful feedback on ways it can be refined and enhanced. Supplemental EIS SEIS : Typically prepared after either a Final EIS or Record of Decision has been issued and new environmental impacts that were not considered in the original EIS are discovered, requiring the lead agency to re-evaluate its initial decision and consider new alternatives to avoid or mitigate the new impacts.

    The internal dose delivered to people eating these products will be directly proportional to the concentration of cesium in the food and the amount consumed. The agency can then proceed with the project and skip the remaining steps. Cesium is taken up from the soil into locally grown foodstuffs such as coconut, Pandanus and breadfruit. Unlike agencies who may have other priorities, analysts are often sympathetic to environmental issues.

    Resettlement workers presently living on the islands receive an average internal dose from cesium of less than 1 mrem 0. The average annual effective ingestion dose for Rongelap Island resettlement in is estimated to be around mrem per year when imported foods are made available and proposed remediation efforts take effect. Similarly, the occasional consumption of terrestrial foods including coconut crab from the northern islands is not expected to add significantly to the radiological health risk of living on Rongelap Island. It is estimated that a person spending 8 hours 1 work day in the interior of the Rongelap Atoll northern islands will receive a maximum additional external dose of around 0.


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Draft environmental impact statement book

Published Under:. The Liberty project is being weighed at a time when the Trump administration is trying to open up more of the Arcticincluding the nearby Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, to oil development.

That's roughly the same amount as was spilled during the Deepwater Horizon disaster, but in harsh, icy conditions that would make the emergency response and cleanup much harder. It also encourages communication and cooperation between all the actors involved in environmental decisions, including government officials, private businesses, and citizens.

For example, two recently-completed sections of Interstate 69 in Kentucky were granted a CATEX from NEPA requirements as these portions of I utilize existing freeways that required little more than minor spot improvements and a change of highway signage.

Citizens and groups are welcome to send in comments helping the agency identify the issues it must address in the EIS or EA. Similarly, many states and local jurisdictions have enacted environmental laws and ordinances, requiring additional state and local permits before the action can proceed.

If the action may or may not cause a significant impact, the agency can first prepare a smaller, shorter document called an Environmental Assessment EA. In particular, this report responds to the following tasks given to the committee: assess the scientific information, analysis, and conclusions presented in the DEIS for Drakes Bay Oyster Company Special Use Permit, and evaluate whether the peer review of the DEIS is fundamentally sound and materially sufficient.

The Liberty project was initially planned by BP, which spent nearly 20 years trying to develop it before selling 50 percent of its stake—and percent of the operating responsibility—to Hilcorp in Comment: Affected individuals then have the opportunity to provide feedback through written and public hearing statements.

Army Corps of Engineers Nov. Tiering[ edit ] On exceptionally large projects, especially proposed highway and railroad corridors that cross long distances, the lead agency may use a two-tiered process prior to implementing the proposed action.

The most important radioactive element remaining on the atoll is radioactive cesium cesium The icy, stormy waters make Arctic drilling inherently hazardous, and Hilcorp has a history of spills and regulatory violations," said Kristen Monsell, an attorney with the Center for Biological Diversity.

The Director may either ask the agency to revise the EIS, or explain to the protester why their complaints are not actually taken care of. By all internationally agreed scientific criteria, Rongelap Island is considered safe for permanent resettlement.

Eating local fish and other marine life such as clams would also be considered safe. Under the proposed action, Fort Collins would maintain a minimum flow of five cubic feet per second in the North Fork from May 1 to September 30, a minimum flow of three cubic feet per second the remainder of the year, and forego all diversions to the enlarged Halligan Reservoir for the three days that coincide with the forecasted peak runoff flow event for the North Fork.

The agency also provides the public with information regarding how they can become involved in the process. Additional documentation to comply with state and local environmental policy laws and secure required federal, state, and local permits before the action can proceed.

An EIS should be created in a timely manner as soon as the agency is planning development or is presented with a proposal for development.

Because of the intense level of detail required in analyzing the alternatives presented in an EIS or EA, such documents may take years or even decades to compile, and often compose of multiple volumes that can be thousands to tens of thousands of pages in length.

NEPA process[ edit ] The NEPA process is designed to involve the public and gather the best available information in a single place so that decision makers can be fully informed when they make their choices.

Under the guidelines adopted by the Republic of the Marshall Islands Nuclear Claims Tribunal, it is concluded that diving, fishing and visiting any northern island of Rongelap Atoll are safe activities for limited periods.

Supplemental EISs are also prepared when the size and scope of a federal action changes, when a significant period of time has lapsed since the FEIS was completed to account for changes in the surrounding environment during that time, or when all of the proposed alternatives in an EIS are deemed to have unacceptable environmental impacts and new alternatives are proposed.

Even if the statement predicts negative impacts of the project, decision makers can still proceed with the proposal. Similarly, the occasional consumption of terrestrial foods including coconut crab from the northern islands is not expected to add significantly to the radiological health risk of living on Rongelap Island.

The Liberty project represents a departure from Hilcorp's past work in Alaska in two key ways: This would be a brand-new venture, not the company's typical practice, known as "acquire and exploit," of buying up existing, older oil and gas properties. This is the process of EIS Proposal: In this stage, the needs and objectives of a project have been decided, but the project has not been financed.

Social and Economic impacts to local communities, often including consideration of attributes such as impacts on the available housing stock, economic impacts to businesses, property values, aesthetics and noise within the affected area Cost and Schedule Analyses for each alternative, including costs and timeline to mitigate expected impacts, to determine if the proposed action can be completed at an acceptable cost and within a reasonable amount of time While not required in the EIS, the following subjects may be included as part of the EIS or as separate documents based on agency policy.

Every EIS is required to analyze a No Action Alternative, in addition to the range of alternatives presented for study. These workers are known to eat locally grown foods and coconut crabs collected from the northern islands. The Corps is neither a proponent nor an opponent of the proposed project.

Contrary to popular belief, the "No Action Alternative" doesn't necessarily mean that nothing will occur if that option is selected in the Record of Decision.Reference: Final Environmental Impact Statement. Attached is the final environmental impact statement (EIS) for the proposed Sweetheart Lake Hydroelectric Project (No.

), which would be located in the City and Borough of Juneau, Alaska. This final EIS documents the view of governmental agencies, non-governmental. Draft Environmental Impact Statement.

An Arctic Offshore Drilling Plan Advances, but Impact Statement Cites Concerns

FERC Staff Issues the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, LLC, Dominion Transmission, Inc. and Atlantic and Piedmont Natural Gas.

Co., Inc.

HS2 Phase 2a environmental statement

(CP, ; CP; and CP) Issued: December 30, CHAPTER 2. Framing of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement. While reviewing the scientific information and analysis in the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS), the committee found common issues across resource categories that are related to how the DEIS is framed and merit discussion upfront.

revised draft environmental impact statement for d ivert a ctivities and e xercises c ommonwealth of the n orthern m ariana i slands (cnmi) headquarters pacific air forces (hq pacaf). joint base pearl harbor-hickam, hawai‘i october special status species, socioeconomics, historical resources, and cultural resources.

The Draft Environmental Impact Statement will have a day comment period. We will consider all public comments received during the comment period in preparation of. f. Transmittal: This draft environmental impact statement prepared by the Commission’s staff on the hydroelectric license application filed by DWR for Oroville Facilities (FERC Project No.

) is being made available to the public on or about September 29,as required by the National Environmental Policy Act of