* indicates the current step in the planning process
Step 1. Public Notice
Step 2. Define Purpose & Need
Step 3. Data Collection, Begin resource inventory and analysis
Step 4. Define Preliminary Alternatives
Step 5. Internal and External Scoping to introduce project and identify issues *
Step 6. Public Scoping meeting to introduce and gather input on project
Step 7. Refine Alternatives
Step 8. Affected Environment
Step 9. Environmental Consequences
Step 10. Prepare draft Environmental Assessment
Step 11. Internal Agency review of draft Environmental Assessment
Step 12. Release Environmental Assessment for 30-day Public Comment Period
Step 13. Public Comment Period
Step 14. Decision Document