|5.6 Environmental Assessments Administrative Process of Review of EAs|
|Introduction | When to Prepare an EA | Length of an EA | Format and Content of an EA | Public Involvement | Administrative Process of Review of EAs|
After you prepare and finalize an EA, and if the decision-maker selects an alternative with no potential for significant impacts, you must prepare a FONSI. The FONSI describes the selected alternative and states why it was selected and substantiates why it will have no significant impacts (see section 6.3).
A FONSI or notice of intent to prepare an EIS
following the completion of an EA must be signed and dated. The signatory
for either rests with the Regional Director. In addition, the Regional
Director is responsible for deciding when an EA is adequate for public
review. A park must obtain clearance from the Regional Director before
it releases an EA for public review and begins the 30-day review period.