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Unformatted text preview: esults for each alternative should be displayed in a way that highlights the choices offered the decision maker(s). An especially suitable form is a matrix showing the alternatives against the categories of environmental impact (e.g., air pollution, water pollution, endangered species). The matrix is filled in with (an estimate of) the magnitude of the environmental impact for each alternative and category. The subsequent discussion of alternatives is an extremely important part of the EIS, and should be given commensurate attention. NASA review of the draft EIS is managed by the Code J AA. When submitted for NASA review, the draft EIS should be accompanied by a proposed list of federal, state and local officials, and other interested parties. External review of the draft EIS is also managed by the Code J AA. A notice announcing the release and availability of the draft EIS is published in the Federal Register, and copies are distributed with a request for comments. Upon receipt of the draft, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) also places a notice in the Federal Register, and the date of that publication is the date that all time limits related to the draft's release begin. A minimum of 45 days must be allowed for comments. Comments from external reviewers received by the Code J AA will be sent to the office responsible for preparing the EIS. Each comment should be incorporated in the final EIS. The draft form of the final EIS, modified as required by the review process just described, should be forwarded to the Code J AA for a final review before printing and distribution. The final version should include satisfactory responses to all responsible comments. While NASA need not yield to each and every opposing comment, NASA's position should be rational, logical, and based on data and arguments stronger than those cited by the commentors opposing the NASA views. According to NHB 8800.11, Implementing the Provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act (Section 309.b), &qu...
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