upon the substantive comments received in response to the draft EIS, the draft
statement may suffice. The agency shall
determine whether to adopt the draft EIS within 30 days of the close of the
comment period on the draft EIS.
(2) In the event the agency determines to adopt
the draft EIS, the agency shall notify the governor, the EQC, the applicant, if
any, and all commenters of its decision and provide a statement describing its
proposed course of action. This notification must be accompanied by a copy of
all comments or a summary of a representative sample of comments received in
response to the draft statement, together with, at minimum, an explanation of
why the issues raised do not warrant the preparation of a final EIS.
(3) The agency shall provide public notice of its
decision to adopt the draft EIS as a final EIS.
(4) If the agency decides to adopt the draft EIS
as the final EIS, it may make a final decision on the proposed action no sooner
than 15 days after complying with (1) through (3) above.