FLEIS

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FLEISFinal Legislative Environmental Impact Statement (US DOI)
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Eagle MT's Ted Fleis says that he's now got 80% of the inventor)' identified and labeled and is ready to provide full support.
"When we start manufacture," Fleis comments, "we'll likely have to use imported castings.
The FLEIS identified four special areas that together total
As mentioned above, the FLEIS identified four special areas
that the 1987 FLEIS is sufficient for compliance with the National
4 ([section]6503(c)) deemed the 1987 FLEIS adequate with respect to actions by the Secretary to develop leasing regulations, yet required the Secretary to prepare an EIS with respect to other actions, some of which might require only a (usually shorter) "environmental assessment." Consideration of alternatives was to be limited to two choices: a preferred option and a "single leasing alternative." (Generally, an EIS analyzes a range of alternatives, including a "no action" alternative.)
5429 deemed the 1987 FLEIS to satisfy NEPA requirements with respect to prelease activities and the development and promulgation of leasing regulations, and required the Secretary to prepare an EIS of all other actions authorized by the subtitle before the first lease sale.
As mentioned above, the FLEIS identified four special areas which together total more than 52,000 acres, so the Secretary would have been required to select among these areas or any others that may seem significant.
To repeal current prohibition against ANWR leasing; direct the Secretary to establish competitive oil and gas leasing program; specify that the 1987 FLEIS would be sufficient for compliance with NEPA; authorize set-asides up to 45,000 acres of Special Areas that restrict surface occupancy; set minimum for royalty payments and for tract sizes; and for other purposes.
Title V to repeal current prohibition against ANWR leasing; direct Secretary to establish competitive oil and gas leasing program; specify that the 1987 FLEIS would be sufficient for compliance with NEPA; authorize set-asides up to 45,000 acres of Special Areas that restrict surface occupancy; set minimum acreage for the first lease sale and minimum royalty payments; prohibit ANWR oil export; specify project labor agreements; and for other purposes.
The listing of polar bears could have a significant impact on energy development in ANWR, since the FLEIS stressed the unusual importance of the 1002 area as a location for dens of pregnant female polar bears.
Development opponents, and NEPA supporters, argue that the 19-year gap and changed circumstances since the last analysis necessitates a thorough update, and stress the flaws they found in the 1987 FLEIS.