Major Milestones

Milestones and Opportunities for Public Comment

Milestone Description Schedule
Publish the Notice of Intent (NOI) for Preparation of the Truckee XM EIS Begin the initial public involvement phase of the EIS and NEPA process October 19, 2015
Completed
Publish Press Releases and Media Releases for Newspapers Begin the initial public involvement phase of the EIS and NEPA process October 14-16, 2015
Completed
Public Scoping Meetings Conducted prior to the start of the environmental analysis

Involve the public and other agencies in identifying the environmental issues to be addressed

Provide three open house scoping meetings and 40-day public comment period
October 27, 2015 Wadsworth, NV;
October 28, 2015 Fallon, NV;
October 29 2015 Fernley, NV
Completed
Public Scoping Comment Period
OPPORTUNITY FOR PUBLIC REVIEW AND COMMENT October 19, 2015-November 30, 2015
Cooperating Agency Technical Team Meetings on alternatives, cultural resources, biological resources, climate change, water resources Provides the forum for the crafting of reasonable alternatives for analysis and discussion of technical studies Monthly Meetings will be scheduled as needed
Notice of Availability (NOA) for the Public Draft EIS Presents the analysis of the potential environmental impacts for the proposed action and each of the identified alternatives January 2018 (Revised)
Public Comment Period OPPORTUNITY FOR PUBLIC REVIEW AND COMMENT January 2018-February 2018 (Revised)
Cooperating Agency Technical Team Meetings on alternatives, cultural resources, biological resources, climate change, water resources Provides the forum for the evaluation and addressing of comments and for analysis and discussion of additional technical studies Monthly Meetings will be scheduled as needed
Public Workshops to discuss Draft EIS Provides the forum to discuss comments and significant changes for the Final EIS

Opportunity for public input
Winter/Spring 2018 (Revised)
NOA for the Final EIS Presents updates to the Draft EIS and includes responses to all public comments received during the public comment period February 2019 (Revised)
30-Day Wait Period Provides for a 30-day wait period after the Final EIS is published March 2019 (Revised)
Record of Decision Follows the 30-day wait period includes selection of an alternative by the Secretary of the Interior April 2019 (Revised)

EIS= Environmental Impact Statement
NEPA=National Environmental Policy Act
XM=Extraordinary Operation and Maintenance

Last Updated: 4/6/17