WHAT IS AN EIS?
An Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is a full-disclosure, public document that includes an analysis of a full range of alternatives (including the “No-Build,” or do nothing alternative) and an assessment of potential environmental impacts through the evaluation process. A broad range of environmental issues have been studied and the findings reported, such as: water quality, air quality, cultural resources, biological resources, socioeconomic conditions, community cohesion, noise and more. The EIS includes a summary of the public involvement efforts and the context-sensitive solutions process. This document is required by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969.
The following are links to the various stages of the EIS documentation.
- Draft Environmental Impact Statement, May 2018
- Final Environmental Impact Statement and Record of Decision, December 2018
- Environmental Impact Statement Re-Evaluation No. 1, May 2019
- Environmental Impact Statement Re-Evaluation No. 2, February 2020
The environmental review, consultation, and other actions required by applicable Federal environmental laws for this project are being, or have been, carried-out by TxDOT pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 327 and a Memorandum of Understanding dated December 9, 2019 and executed by FHWA and TxDOT.