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Oil Shale and Tar Sands Programmatic EIS Schedule

Preparation of the Oil Shale and Tar Sands Programmatic EIS is a multistep process.

Preparation of the Oil Shale and Tar Sands Programmatic EIS (PEIS) is a multistep process that includes publication of a draft PEIS, a final PEIS, and a Record of Decision.

Approximate dates for important steps in the Programmatic EIS process are as follows:

  • Public Scoping Comment Period: Apr. 14–May 16, 2011
  • Draft Programmatic EIS Published: February 3, 2012
  • Draft Programmatic EIS Public Comment Period: February 3 – May 4, 2012
  • Final Programmatic EIS Published: Nov. 2012
  • Record of Decision Published: Mar. 2013
Public Involvement in the Oil Shale and Tar Sands Leasing Programmatic EIS Process
Public Scoping Draft Programmatic EIS Final Programmatic EIS Record of Decision
What Happens:
Gather Public Issues and Comments on Scope

Consider Public Comments
What Happens:
Publish Draft Programmatic EIS

Public Examination and Comment Period

Consider Public Comments

What Happens:
Revise Draft Programmatic EIS

Publish Final Programmatic EIS

What Happens:
Write and Publish Record of Decision
Apr. 14–May 16, 2011 Feb.-May 2012 Nov. 2012 Mar. 2013
Arrow showing that current stage of the process is at Record of Decision
Public Involvement Activities:
Public Scoping Meetings

Submit Public Comments via E-mail, Mail, Web, or in Person at Meetings
Public Involvement Activities:
Public Meetings

Submit Public Comments via Mail or Web
Public Involvement Activities:
Public Distribution of Final EIS
Public Involvement Activities:
Public Distribution of Record of Decision