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Appendix A Level 1 Alternatives Screening Summaries

  • 15
  • Jun
  • 2017
ABSTRACT: According to regulations established in Part 1502 of the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) regulations, an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) must include an alternatives analysis. Over the course of the development of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS), the Program Team evaluated potential route alternatives through four phases of screening - Level 1A Coarse Screening, Level 1A Fine Screening, and a combined Level 1B Coarse and Fine Screening. The methodology for the evaluation process was described in the Alternatives Evaluation Process and Criteria Technical Memorandum.