17.4.616 ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENTS--GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
The following apply to the design and preparation of EISs:
(1) The agency shall prepare EISs that are
analytic rather than encyclopedic.
(2) 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.
(3) 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:
(a) the proposed action being evaluated by
the EIS, the impacts, and the alternatives;
(b) areas of controversy and major
(c) the tradeoffs among the alternatives;
(d) the agency's preferred alternative, if
History: 2-3-103, 2-4-201, MCA; IMP, 2-3-104, 75-1-201, MCA; NEW, 1989 MAR p. 226, Eff. 1/27/89; TRANS, from DHES, 1996 MAR p. 1497.