Public Comment Deadline Extended to July 15 for Surface Transportation Board's Public Scoping of Great Lakes Basin Rail Project



From the Surface Transportation Board, Office of Environmental Analysis:

SERVICE DATE - JUNE 10, 2016
 
 
SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD NOTICE STB Docket No. FD 35952
 
GREAT LAKES BASIN TRANSPORTATION, INC - AUTHORITY TO CONSTRUCT AND OPERATE A RAIL LINE IN INDIANA, ILLINOIS AND WISCONSIN
 
 
Decided: June 10, 2016
 
Notice of Extension of Comment Period for the Draft Scope of Study
 
The Surface Transportation Board's (Board) Office of Environmental Analysis (OEA) issued a Notice of Intent (NOI) to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), a Draft Scope of Study, and a notice of scoping meetings in the above-captioned proceeding on March 18, 2016 and published it in the Federal Register on the same day. In the NOI, OEA invited public comments on the Draft Scope of Study, potential alternative routes for the proposed rail line, and environmental issues and concerns by May 16, 2016. In response to a number of comments and the extensive scope of the proposed construction, OEA issued a Notice on April 8, 2016 to advise the public and all interested parties that the comment period would be extended until June 15, 2016. OEA has received a number of requests for a further extension of the comment period and is issuing today's Notice to advise the public and all interested parties that the comment period will be extended again an additional 30 days.
Comments are now due by July 15, 2016. No further extensions of time will be granted.
 
OEA will issue a Final Scope of Study for the EIS after the close of the scoping comment period. Any comments previously submitted on the NOI and Draft Scope of Study need not be resubmitted.
 

Scoping comments may be submitted electronically on the Board's website, www.stb.dot.gov<http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001bTkFjr1fAGxJAdVgKnNCjM6sJkOqv50K31jb4SKgTbQQuKE6yN54kR6LxmCP_oOfKxYFsCb04EHtBEUth2XVxuEh5avabOmi0en26khqlHrcyxhXn374prRYhzqJCrOBCjXF2XA72U4o6tTLIs-XOYqg0CRMFhkBOpL9YV8_UYo=&c=03p1Z29aqQtTKBEUPliWUt804rQLEc2tiHoCVN0ue7paEx6QgVJhAg==&ch=80eyvAe1pDxltEMaQdBExZ7CFCDdPkyXqitNmQ2wdEECe3vRcJ1ynQ==>
 under "Environmental Matters," then click on the "Key Cases" button in the dropdown menu and then select "Great Lakes Basin."