EPA launches interactive EIS map

TO HELP keep the public up to date with proposed developments across the country, the Environmental Protection Authority has launched an interactive online database that provides information about environmental impact statements filed for projects proposed on federal lands.
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The EPA's new interactive Economic Impact Statement online mapping system

Staff Reporter

The EIS Mapper allows users to click on any state and view a list of environmental impact statements, including information about the potential environmental, social and economic impacts of the projects and their progress.

“The EIS Mapper makes it easier for the public to be informed about the environment around them,” EPA Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance assistant administrator Cynthia Giles said.

“Major projects and decisions have the potential to affect the environment where you work and live. I encourage everyone to check out the mapper, stay informed and lend your voice.”

The National Environmental Policy Act requires federal agencies to consider the impacts of proposed actions, as well as any reasonable alternatives as part of their decision-making process.

For proposed projects with potentially significant impacts, federal agencies prepare a detailed EIS that is filed with the EPA and made available for public review and comment.

The EPA said the tool would provide easy access for people to gain information on a project and comment on its EIS.

It said the tool provided users with the information they needed to identify projects with open comment periods, including how to submit comments.

The user can click on a state in the map and is provided with comment letters submitted by the EPA on EISs within the last 60 days.

To use EPA’s EIS Mapper, visit http://eismapper.epa.gov.

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