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[Federal Register: January 14, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 10)]
[Notices]
[Page 2389-2390]
 >From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
[DOCID:fr14ja00-47]
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
[FRL-6249-9]

Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of
EPA Comments
Availability of EPA comments prepared pursuant to the Environmental
Review Process (ERP), under section 309 of the Clean Air Act and
Section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act as amended.
Requests for copies of EPA comments can be directed to the Office of
Federal Activities at www.epa.gov/oeca/ofa. An explanation of the
ratings assigned to draft environmental impact statements (EISs) was
published in FR dated April 09, 1999 (64 FR 17362).


Final EISs

ERP No. F-FRC-F03006-00, EIS No. 990428, Independence Pipeline and
Market Link Expansion Projects, Construction and Operation, Interstate
National Gas Pipeline, (Docket Nos. CP97-315-001, CP97-319-000, CP98-
200-000 and CP-540-000, NPDES and COE Section 404 Permits, IL, IN, MI,
OH, PA, and NJ.
Summary: EPA continues to have concerns that the EIS: (1) does not
substantiate the Purpose and Need for the proposal, and (2) does not
recommend that the projects' proponents develop and implement upland
forest mitigation plans to mitigate for the entire 1,310.7 acres of
upland forest that would be permanently lost if this project is
constructed.

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