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  • Three steps in preparing an Environmental Assessment according to the Office of Environmental Quality Control Draft an Environmental Assessment Make it available for public review Incorporate public comments and corrections into a final Environmental Assessment There are slight differences if you’re a government agency versus a private business G overnment agencies Tend to represent themselves If there are multiple agencies, the agency with the most responsibility submits the EA, as the “proposing agency” Private entity Need a sponsoring “approving agency” to submit the EA to the OEQC on its behalf In both cases, the agency in charge submits the EAs, circulates copies, replies to comment letters and makes the determination
  • EA Presentation

    1. 1. how to prepare an environmental assessment government agency? private entity?
    2. 2. determinations & challenges <ul><li>FONSI </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Finding of No Significant Impact </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>May be challenged in court within 30 days </li></ul></ul><ul><li>EISPN </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Environmental Impact Statement Preparation Notice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Starts a 30 day consultation period </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>May be challenged in court within 60 days </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. draft EA <ul><li>Summary </li></ul><ul><li>Technical, economic, social & environmental characteristics </li></ul><ul><li>Maps </li></ul><ul><li>Cultural Impact Assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Impacts & mitigation measures </li></ul><ul><li>Alternative methods </li></ul><ul><li>Expected determination </li></ul><ul><li>Permits, variances & approvals </li></ul><ul><li>Correspondence </li></ul>
    4. 4. public notification <ul><li>OEQC’s The Environmental Notice </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Starts the 30 day public review period </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// www.state.hi.us/health/oeqc/notice/index.html </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Direct distribution </li></ul><ul><li>Public library copies </li></ul>
    5. 5. final EA <ul><li>Identification of agencies </li></ul><ul><li>Description of proposed action </li></ul><ul><li>FONSI or EISPN determination </li></ul><ul><li>Contact information </li></ul><ul><li>Agencies to be consulted for EIS preparation </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion of impacts on draft EA criteria </li></ul><ul><li>All comment letters & responses </li></ul>

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