7 CFR § 799.54 - Draft EIS.

§ 799.54 Draft EIS.

(a) FSA will prepare the draft EIS addressing the information specified in § 799.53.

(b) FSA will circulate the draft EIS as specified in 40 CFR 1502.19.

(c) In addition to the requirements of 40 CFR 1502.19, FSA will request comments on the draft EIS from:

(1) Appropriate State and local agencies authorized to develop and enforce environmental standards relevant to the scope of the EIS;

(2) Tribal governments that have interests that could be impacted; and

(3) If the proposed action affects historic properties, the appropriate SHPO, THPO, and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation.

(d) FSA will file the draft EIS with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as specified in 40 CFR 1506.9 and in accordance with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency filing requirements (available at http://www.epa.gov/compliance/nepa/submiteis/index.html).

(e) The draft EIS will include a cover sheet with the information specified in 40 CFR 1502.11.

(f) FSA will provide for a minimum 45-day comment period calculated from the date the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency publishes the NOA of the draft EIS.