|Renewal EIS | Getting Involved | TAPS Guide | EIS Documents|
|News | FAQ | Glossary | EIS Newsletter|
Members of the public are encouraged to participate in the TAPS Renewal EIS process. The Draft EIS comment period, the second major public involvement opportunity, closed at 5:00 PM, Aug. 20, 2002.
The Draft EIS (DEIS) Public Comment Process
The public comment period for the Draft EIS closed at 5:00 PM, Aug. 20, 2002. Details of the DEIS comment process are discussed below.
Public hearings for the TAPS Renewal EIS were held in seven Alaskan communities from July 26 - Aug. 9, 2002. Comments were also provided by mail, by hand delivery, through the Web, by fax, and by voice message.
Hundreds of people participated in the DEIS commenting process by providing comments, requesting information, attending public hearings, or visiting the TAPS Renewal EIS Web Site. In addition, many organizations, including Native Alaska; environmental; private industry; and local, state, and federal government agencies, provided comments.
The Final EIS (FEIS) contains responses to public comments received on the DEIS (see Volume 6: Comment and Response Document). The responses include a number of changes made to the DEIS that have been incorporated into the FEIS.
Public Scoping Process
The public scoping comment period, the first major public involvement opportunity, closed Oct. 19, 2001. Details of the scoping process and results are discussed below.
Scoping is one phase of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) analysis process. It is intended to give interested parties the chance to comment on a proposed action and to offer suggestions as about the issues to be considered in the EIS analyses. Scoping was the earliest, but not the last, opportunity for people to offer their opinions about renewing the Trans–Alaska Pipeline System's (TAPS) right–of–way. The renewal Environmental Impact Statement's (EIS) scoping comment period began July 31 and closed October 19, 2001.
Public scoping meetings for the TAPS Renewal EIS were held in six Alaskan communities from September 17 - October 12, 2001. Scoping comments were also provided by mail, by hand delivery, through the Web, by e-mail, by fax, and by voice message.
More than 1,700 people participated in the scoping process by providing comments, requesting information, attending public or tribal consultation meetings, or visiting the TAPS Renewal EIS Web Site. In addition, more than 100 organizations, including Native Alaska; environmental; private industry; and local, state, and federal government agencies, provided comments. More than 230 individuals and organizations provided comments. Forty-eight percent of commentors were from Alaska.
A summary of public scoping comments for the TAPS Renewal EIS can be downloaded by clicking the link below. The summary describes the scoping process and summarizes scoping comments by technical discipline and issue.
Summary of Public Scoping Comments (627 KB)
|Privacy/Security | Contact Us | About Us | Site Index|