(1) The following apply to the design and
preparation of EISs:
(a) The agency shall prepare EISs that are
analytic rather than encyclopedic.
(b) The agency shall discuss the impacts of a
proposed action in a level of detail that is proportionate to their significance. For other than significant issues, an EIS
need only include enough discussion to show why more study is not warranted.
(c) The agency shall prepare with each draft and
final EIS a brief summary that is available for distribution separate from the
EIS. The summary must describe:
(i) the proposed action being evaluated by the
EIS, the impacts, and the alternatives;
(ii) areas of controversy and major conclusions;
(iii) the tradeoffs among the alternatives; and
(iv) the agency's preferred alternative, if