FCC 1.1315 Revised as of October 1, 2014
Goto Year:2013 |
§ 1.1315 The Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS); Comments.
(a) The DEIS shall include:
(1) A concise description of the proposal, the nature of the area
affected, its uses, and any specific feature of the area that has
special environmental significance;
(2) An analysis of the proposal, and reasonable alternatives exploring
the important consequent advantages and/or disadvantages of the action
and indicating the direct and indirect effects and their significance
in terms of the short and long-term uses of the human environment.
(b) When a DEIS and supplements, if any, are prepared, the Commission
shall send five copies of the Statement, or a summary, to the Office of
Federal Activities, Environmental Protection Agency. Additional copies,
or summaries, will be sent to the appropriate regional office of the
Environmental Protection Agency. Public Notice of the availability of
the DEIS will be published in the Federal Register by the Environmental
(c) When copies or summaries of the DEIS are sent to the Environmental
Protection Agency, the copies or summaries will be mailed with a
request for comment to Federal agencies having jurisdiction by law or
special expertise, to the Council on Environmental Quality, to the
applicant, to individuals, groups and state and local agencies known to
have an interest in the environmental consequences of a grant, and to
any other person who has requested a copy.
(d) Any person or agency may comment on the DEIS and the environmental
effect of the proposal described therein within 45 days after notice of
the availability of the statement is published in the Federal Register.
A copy of those comments shall be mailed to the applicant by the person
who files them pursuant to 47 CFR 1.47. An original and one copy shall
be filed with the Commission. If a person submitting comments is
especially qualified in any way to comment on the environmental impact
of the facilities, a statement of his or her qualifications shall be
set out in the comments. In addition, comments submitted by an agency
shall identify the person(s) who prepared them.
(e) The applicant may file reply comments within 15 days after the time
for filing comments has expired. Reply comments shall be filed with the
Commission in the same manner as comments, and shall be served by the
applicant on persons or agencies which filed comments.
(f) The preparation of a DEIS and the request for comments shall not
open the application to attack on other grounds.
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