ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES AND DOCUMENTATION
Draft environmental impact statement (DEIS)
The National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) requires agencies using federal funding for a project prepare an environmental document. A draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) was prepared for the I-74 improvement and was circulated for comment.
An EIS has two major parts, the draft EIS (DEIS) and the final EIS (FEIS). With the completion of the DEIS, the Iowa and Illinois departments of Transportation identified a preferred alternative. The next steps include refinement and evaluation of the preferred alternative in the FEIS. Ultimately, a record of decision (ROD) will be issued by the FHWA approving the selected alternative.
For questions about the draft EIS, or to request a copy of the document, please contact:
Jim Rost, director
Office of Location and Environment
Iowa Department of Transportation
800 Lincoln Way
Ames, IA 50010