Eagle Scoping

Public Input Process

The Process

The public comment period for the scoping phase has closed.

Public scoping is part of a larger NEPA analysis.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) is analyzing various aspects of bald and golden eagle management as part of its responsibility under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Public input is an important part of this process. The NEPA analysis will evaluate the environmental effects of a range of alternatives for eagle management, including possible changes to permit regulations. The Service also intends the NEPA analysis to:

The purpose of the public scoping process with regard to NEPA is to determine relevant issues that could influence the scope of the analysis, including alternatives, and guide the process for developing an environmental assessment (EA) or environmental impact statement (EIS) and related compliance efforts. Factors currently being considered for analysis in the EA or EIS include, but are not limited to:

The final range of reasonable alternatives and mitigation to be analyzed in the draft EA or EIS will be determined in part by the comments received during the scoping process. The public will also have a chance to review and comment on the draft EA or EIS when it is available (a notice of availability will be published in the Federal Register).

Download Federal Register notice - Eagle Permits; Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Assessment or an Environmental Impact Statement, June 23, 2014

For Further Information

Contact: Eliza Savage, at 703-358-2329, or .

The public comment period for the scoping phase has closed.