Goto Section: 1.1314 | 1.1317 | Table of Contents
Revised as of September 1, 2021
Goto Year:2020 |
§ 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 file the Statement with the Office of Federal Activities,
Environmental Protection Agency, consistent with its procedures. Public
Notice of the availability of the DEIS will be published in the Federal
Register by the Environmental Protection Agency.
(c) When copies or summaries of the DEIS are sent to the Environmental
Protection Agency, the copies or summaries will be electronically
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. If an interested person lacks access to electronic mail and
requests a hard copy or summary of the DEIS, it must be provided by
(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 electronically mailed to the
applicant by the person who files them pursuant to § 1.47 and filed
electronically with the Commission. If the interested person is unable
to file electronically or mail the copy electronically, or if it would
be unreasonably burdensome to do so, such person may submit the
comments to the Commission and the applicant by mail, with a request
for waiver under § 1.1304(b). 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 electronically file reply comments within 15 days
after the time for filing comments has expired. Reply comments shall be
filed with the Commission and 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.
[ 51 FR 15000 , Apr. 22, 1986, as amended at 85 FR 85531 , Dec. 29, 2020]
Goto Section: 1.1314 | 1.1317
Goto Year: 2020 |
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