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Guide to the TAPS Renewal Final EIS (FEIS)

Listed below are summaries of each major section of the FEIS with links to the document text.

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Letter to the Reader

Summary: Introductory letter to the reader.
PDF icon Letter to the Reader (16 KB, 1 pg.)


Covers

Summary: Covers for the FEIS documents.
PDF icon Volume 1 Cover (83 KB, 1 pg.)
PDF icon Volume 2 Cover (80 KB, 1 pg.)
PDF icon Volume 3 Cover (79 KB, 1 pg.)
PDF icon Volume 4 Cover (80 KB, 1 pg.)
PDF icon Volume 5 Cover (78 KB, 1 pg.)
PDF icon Volume 6 Cover (80 KB, 1 pg.)


Executive Summary

Summary: A brief overview of the entire FEIS, including introduction; scope of analysis; description of TAPS; alternatives analyzed; public participation; current and ongoing mitigation; summary of impacts, including information on spills; and cumulative effects.
PDF icon Executive Summary (1.27 MB, 70 pgs.)


Table of Contents

Summary: Detailed table of contents for the FEIS.
PDF icon Volume 1 Table of Contents (34 KB, 2 pgs.)
PDF icon Volume 2 Table of Contents (93 KB, 12 pgs.)
PDF icon Volume 3 Table of Contents (69 KB, 12 pgs.)
PDF icon Volume 4 Table of Contents (43 KB, 4 pgs.)
PDF icon Volume 5 Table of Contents (59 KB, 4 pgs.)
PDF icon Volume 6 Table of Contents (24 KB, 1 pg.)


Notation

Summary: Lists the various units of measure and acronyms mentioned in the FEIS.

PDF icon Volume 1 Notation (34 KB, 2 pgs.)
PDF icon Volume 2 Notation (57 KB, 8 pgs.)
PDF icon Volume 3 Notation (54 KB, 8 pgs.)
PDF icon Volume 4 Notation (55 KB, 8 pgs.)
PDF icon Volume 5 Notation (53 KB, 8 pgs.)
PDF icon Volume 6 Notation (57 KB, 8 pgs.)

NOTE: All of the terms in this document are included in the searchable online Glossary/Acronyms database.


Chapter 1: Introduction

Summary: Introduction to FEIS, including purpose and need for FEIS, scope of decision and analysis, description of TAPS, and relationship of TAPS to BLM policies, plans and programs.
PDF icon Chapter 1: Introduction (72 KB, 6 pgs.)


Chapter 2: Alternatives

Summary: Discussion of alternatives examined in the FEIS. Alternatives discussed in detail include: renewal of the Federal Grant for 30 years (proposed action), renewal of the Federal Grant for less than 30 years (less-than-30-year-renewal or time-dependent alternative), and non-renewal of the Federal Grant (no-action alternative).
PDF icon Chapter 2: Alternatives (255 KB, 38 pgs.)


Chapter 3: Affected Environment

Summary: Detailed description of the physical environment, biological resources, and social systems that may be affected by the proposed action and alternatives. Includes background information on TAPS, including history and description of infrastructure.
PDF icon Sections 3.0 - 3.9 (898 KB, 78 pgs.)
PDF icon Sections 3.10 - 3.19 (1.10 MB, 124 pgs.)
PDF icon Sections 3.20 - 3.24 (861 KB, 116 pgs.)
PDF icon Sections 3.25 - 3.30 (803 KB, 102 pgs.)


Chapter 4: Environmental Consequences

Summary: Detailed description of expected environmental impacts of proposed action and alternatives on the physical environment, biological resources, and social systems. Includes discussion of existing mitigation measures, impacting factors, cumulative impacts, unavoidable adverse impacts, relationship between short-term uses of the environment and long-term productivity, and irreversible and irretrievable commitment of resources.
PDF icon Sections 4.0 - 4.2 (828 KB, 74 pgs.)
PDF icon Section 4.3 (703 KB, 106 pgs.)
PDF icon Sections 4.4 (967 KB, 146 pgs.)
PDF icon Sections 4.5 - 4.6 (781 KB, 108 pgs.)
PDF icon Section 4.7 (828 KB, 118 pgs.)
PDF icon Sections 4.8 - 4.9 (244 KB, 34 pgs.)


Chapter 5: Consultation and Coordination

Summary: Listing of agencies and persons consulted (including the public) in preparation of the FEIS. Includes a description of public scoping process, public comment on the FEIS, government-to-government consultation with Alaska Native Tribes, State of Alaska coordination, other BLM planning activities, and agency consultation.
PDF icon Chapters 5 - 9 (450 KB, 52 pgs.)


Chapter 6: Review and Analysis of Comments Received on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement

Summary: Chapter 6 directs the reader to the Comment and Response Document available in Volume 6 of the FEIS.
PDF icon Chapters 5 - 9 (450 KB, 52 pgs.)


Chapter 7: List of Preparers

Summary: List of individuals who participated in the preparation of the FEIS, including expertise, experience, professional discipline, and contribution to the FEIS.
PDF icon Chapters 5 - 9 (450 KB, 52 pgs.)


Chapter 8: Glossary

Summary: List of technical terms mentioned in the FEIS.
PDF icon Chapters 5 - 9 (450 KB, 52 pgs.)

NOTE: All of the terms in this document are included in the searchable online Glossary/Acronyms database.

Chapter 9: Glossary of Laws, Executive Orders, and Regulations Cited in This FEIS

Summary: List of federal and state laws and regulations, and executive orders relevant to the FEIS.
PDF icon Chapters 5 - 9 (450 KB, 52 pgs.)


Appendix A: Methodology Descriptions

Summary: Descriptions of the methodologies used to analyze the environmental consequences of implementing the proposed action and the alternatives presented in the FEIS.
PDF icon Appendix A: Methodology Descriptions (339 KB, 54 pgs.)


Appendix B: Federal Agreement and Grant of Right-of-Way for the Trans-Alaska Pipeline

Summary: Original (1974) agreement and grant of Right-of-Way for Trans-Alaska Pipeline between The United States of America and the original TAPS owner companies.
PDF icon Appendix B: Federal Agreement and Grant of Right-of-Way for the Trans-Alaska Pipeline (379 KB, 94 pgs.)


Appendix C: Hazardous Materials and Waste Management

Summary: Description of the general nature of the wastes being generated and the external and internal controls that govern Alyeska Pipeline Service Company existing management strategies. Includes definitions of affected environments for each of the major waste types associated with TAPS operations.
PDF icon Appendix C: Hazardous Materials and Waste Management (336 KB, 52 pgs.)


Appendix D: Subsistence in the Vicinity of TAPS

Summary: Detailed examination of subsistence patterns in areas possibly affected by renewing the Federal Grant of Right-Of-Way for TAPS.
PDF icon Appendix D: Subsistence in the Vicinity of TAPS (421 KB, 115 pgs.)


Appendix E: ANILCA Section 810 Analysis of Subsistence Impacts

Summary: Evaluation of subsistence impacts required under Alaska National Interest Land Conservation Act (ANILCA) Section 810.
PDF icon Appendix E: ANILCA Section 810 Analysis of Subsistence Impacts (455 KB, 72 pgs.)


Appendix F: Alaska Native Utilization Agreement and Implementation Plan

Summary: Copies of (1) the 2001 Alaska Native Utilization Agreement signed by the Authorized Officer and the President and CEO of the Alyeska Pipeline Service Company on behalf of the TAPS Owners and (2) the January 2002 "Alaska Native Program Implementation Plan for Alaska Native Utilization Agreement".
PDF icon Appendix F: Alaska Native Utilization Agreement and Implementation Plan (1.43 MB, 44 pgs.)


Appendix G: Special Requirements

Summary: A set of 12 letters imposing provisions under the authority of stipulations.
PDF icon Appendix G: Special Requirements (1.67 MB, 38 pgs.)


Appendix H: Example of Guaranty

Summary: An example of a 1974 guaranty from the British Petroleum Company Limited.
PDF icon Appendix H: Example of Guaranty (449 KB, 12 pgs.)


Volume 6: Comment and Response Document

Summary: Public comments on the Draft EIS (DEIS), and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) responses to those comments.
Volume 6: Comment Documents Parts 1 - 4


Volume 7: FEIS Maps and TAPS Right-Of-Way (ROW) Map Atlas

Summary: All maps referenced in the FEIS, and the TAPS Right-Of-Way (ROW) Map Atlas, a set of 26 maps covering the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System route from the North Slope to the beginning of the tanker lanes in Prince William Sound.
Volume 7: FEIS Maps and TAPS Right-Of-Way (ROW) Map Atlas



 
  
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