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EPA -- Amended Environmental Impact Statement Filing System Guidance

Amended Environmental Impact Statement Filing System Guidance for Implementing 40 CFR 1506.9 and 1506.10 of the Council on Environmental Quality’s Regulations Implementing the National Environmental Policy Act

The purpose of the EPA Filing System Guidelines is to provide guidance to federal agencies on filing draft, final, and supplemental EISs. Information is provided on: (1) how to file an EIS; (2) the steps to follow when adopting an EIS, or when an EIS is withdrawn, delayed or reopened; (3) public review periods; (4) issuance of notices of availability in the Federal Register; and (5) retention of filed EISs. These updated guidelines of August 2012 incorporate changes to implement EPA’s e‑NEPA electronic filing system.