Tier 1, US 8 Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) - Purpose
An EIS is a planning document
that describes and analyzes issues associated with major public
projects. It presents the involved agencies and the public with
specific information to consider before a final decision is made.
An EIS includes specific information about:
Project's purpose and the need to take action.
Different highway design options.
Expected environmental changes due to the project.
Steps to ensure adequate public and agency input.
Development and completion of an EIS generally takes several years and involves widespread coordination, review and public
disclosure of project issues.
Comments have been sought and welcomed at each major step in the
process, including the formal public hearing that was held to
present and discuss the content of the Draft EIS.
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Last modified: October 7, 2011