NHHIP Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) Timeline

  Publish the Notice of Intent to prepare an Environmental Impact
    Statement (EIS) – Federal Register, October 24, 2011; Texas Register,
    October 14, 2011
  Develop Draft Need and Purpose Statement and Draft Agency Coordination
    and Public Involvement Plan
  Request Public and Agency Input on Draft Need and Purpose Statement
    and Draft Agency Coordination and Public Involvement Plan
  1st Agency Scoping Meetings: November 14, 2011
  1st Public Scoping Meeting: November 15 and 17, 2011

  Develop Range of Project Alternatives
  Develop Alternative Evaluation Methodology to Assess
  Request Public and Agency Input on Range of Alternatives and Present
    Approved Need and Purpose Statement and Agency
    Coordination and Public Involvement Plan
  2nd Agency Scoping Meetings: October 10, 2012
  2nd Public Scoping Meeting: October 9 & 11, 2012
  Analyze Range of Alternatives to Determine Preliminary
    Alternatives to be Studied in Detail

  Request Public and Agency Input on Reasonable Alternatives
  3rd Agency Meetings: November 13, 2013 and November 14, 2013
  3rd Public Meeting: November 14 & 19, 2013

  Refine Alternatives to One Proposed Recommended Alternative

  Request Public and Agency Input on Proposed Recommended Alternative
  4th Agency Meetings: April 22, 2015
  4th Public Meeting: April 23, 28, and 30, 2015

  Complete Draft Environmental Impact Statement (Draft EIS)
  Request Public Input on Draft EIS and Circulate for Comment
  Public Hearing (May 9 and 11, 2017)
  Meeting (May 15, 2017)

  Respond to Draft EIS Comments
  Prepare Final Environmental Impact Statement (Final EIS)

  Prepare Final EIS

  Circulate Final EIS for Comment
  Record of Decision