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Draft Environmental Impact Statement
for the proposed
Recreation Area Management Plan and Amendment to the California Desert Area Plan: Imperial Sand Dune Recreation Area

Note: the following are PDF files.  If you do not have the free Adobe Acrobat Reader, you can follow this link to the download site.

 

 Section

 Title

 Page

File Size
 

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Cover, Transmittal Letter, and Abstract

 

281 kb

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Executive Summary

 

127 kb

ES-1

 Introduction

ES-1

.

ES-2

 Background

ES-1

.

ES-3

 Purpose and Need

ES-2

.

ES-4

 Plan Area

ES-2

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ES-5

 Public Scoping Issues

ES-3

.

ES-6

 Project Alternatives

ES-3

.

ES-7

 Preferred Alternative

ES-7

.

ES-8

 Summary of Impacts

ES-7


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1.0

Introduction

1-1

406 kb

1.1

 Purpose and Need

1-2

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1.2

 Setting

1-4

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1.3

 Relationship to Policies, Plans, and Programs

1-6

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1.4

 Consultation and Coordination

1-11

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1.5

 Authorizing Actions

1-20


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2.0

Alternatives for ISDRA Management

2-1

554 kb

2.1

 Alternatives Analyzed in this DEIS

2-4

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2.2

 Alternatives Considered but Eliminated

2-10


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3.0

Affected Environment

3-1

2.4 mb

3.1

 Recreational Resources

3-3

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3.2

 Biological Resources

3-12

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3.3

 Law Enforcement and Public Safety

3-40

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3.4

 Socioeconomics

3-48

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3.5

 Land Use and Land Ownership

3-54

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3.6

 Visual Resources

3-64

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3.7

 Water Resources

3-70

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3.8

 Cultural Resources

3-73

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3.9

 Transportation and Traffic

3-77

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3.10

 Noise

3-80

.

3.11

 Air Quality

3-84

.

3.12

 Hazardous Materials

3-94

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3.13

 Geology, Energy, and Mineral Resources

3-100

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4.0

Environmental Consequences

4-1

972 kb

4.1

 Recreation Resources

4-2

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4.2

 Biological Resources

4-12

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4.3

 Law Enforcement and Public Safety

4-26

.

4.4

 Socioeconomics

4-29

.

4.5

 Land Use and Land Ownership

4-63

.

4.6

 Visual Resources

4-69

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4.7

 Water Resources

4-76

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4.8

 Cultural Resources

4-79

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4.9

 Transportation and Traffic

4-81

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4.10

 Noise

4-84

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4.11

 Air Quality

4-88

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4.12

 Hazardous Materials

4-102

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4.13

 Geology and Soils

4-104


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5.0

Cumulative Effects

5-1

125 kb

5.1

 Introduction

5-1

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5.2

 Potential Cumulative Impacts from Similar Actions and Projects

5-2

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5.3

 Cumulative Impacts from Other Actions and Projects

5-6

 

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6.0List of Preparers6-119 kb
7.0References7-161 kb
8.0Glossary and List of Acronyms8-148 kb
 Index 18 kb
Appendixes
ANotice of Availability 15 kb
BBiological Assessment 1.9 mb
CAir Quality Data 197 kb

 

Written and e-mail comments were accepted through June 28, 2002.