The final EIS shall respond to the timely substantive comments on the draft EIS consistent with the scoping decision. The RGU shall discuss at appropriate points in the final EIS any responsible opposing views relating to scoped issues which were not adequately discussed in the draft EIS and shall indicate the RGU's response to the views.
If only minor changes in the draft EIS are suggested in the comments on the draft, the written comments and the responses may be attached to the draft or bound as a separate volume and circulated as the final EIS. If other than minor changes are required, the draft text shall be rewritten so that necessary changes in the text are incorporated in the appropriate places.
The RGU shall provide copies of the final EIS to all persons receiving copies of the entire draft EIS pursuant to part 4410.2600, subpart 3; any person who submitted substantive comments on the draft EIS; and to the extent possible, to any person requesting the final EIS.
The copy provided to the EQB staff shall serve as notification to publish notice of availability of the final EIS in the EQB Monitor.
The RGU shall supply a press release to at least one newspaper of general circulation within the area where the project is proposed.
The notice of availability in the EQB Monitor and the press release shall contain notice of the location of the copy of the final EIS available for public review and notice of the opportunity for public comment on the adequacy of the final EIS.
MS s 116D.04
November 30, 2009