Finding of No Significant Impact and Final EA and Appendices


In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the National Park Service (NPS) has prepared a Development Concept Plan and Environmental Assessment for Badlands National Park's Cedar Pass area. The Environmental Assessment (EA) documents the results of the Development Concept Plan and the potential environmental impacts associated with the preferred alternative.

The FONSI also includes three appendices: (1) Determination of non-impairment, (2) Response to Public Comments, and (3) Errata [including corrections to the environmental assessment and responses to public comments]. The Floodplain Statement of Finding is also included in the attachments.

On August 6, 2018, in a memo providing additional direction for implementing Secretary's Order 3355
regarding Environmental Assessments (EAs), the Deputy Secretary stipulated that Bureaus complete EAs in 75 pages or less, excluding appendices. This EA was developed prior to that mandate and exceeded 75 pages when it was released for a 48-day public review. To comply with the Deputy Secretary's mandate, the of the EA has been reduced and supporting information was moved to the appendices. The final EA, as published, includes no substantive changes and no further public review will be conducted.
 
Document Content:
BADL_Cedar Pass_DCP_FONSI.pdfBADL_Cedar Pass_DCP_FONSI.pdf   (51.4 MB, PDF file)
BADL_DCP_EA_Appendix-A_508.pdfBADL_DCP_EA_Appendix-A_508.pdf   (4.6 MB, PDF file)
BADL_DCP_EA_Appendix-B_508.pdfBADL_DCP_EA_Appendix-B_508.pdf   (11.1 MB, PDF file)
BADL_DCP_EA_Appendix-C_508.pdfBADL_DCP_EA_Appendix-C_508.pdf   (15.8 MB, PDF file)
BADL_DCP_EA_Appendixes_D-R_508.pdfBADL_DCP_EA_Appendixes_D-R_508.pdf   (4.7 MB, PDF file)
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