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Preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is required by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969 in order for a project to be eligible to receive federal funding. An EIS is a decision making document that describes:
  • The purpose of and the need for the proposed transportation project;
  • The screening process to select the alternative(s) that best meet the purpose
    and need;
  • The evaluation of potential impacts – positive and negative – of these
    alternatives; and
  • Mitigation measures to avoid or reduce impacts.

The EIS provides decision makers with key information on the alternatives under consideration with regard to their potential impacts to the built, natural, and social environments that may occur within the project study area.

The Denver Union Station Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) was prepared by the Regional Transportation District (RTD), in cooperation with the City and County of Denver (CCD), the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG), and the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT).  The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) was the lead federal agency for this project.

Final Environmental Impact Statement

Cover Page
Signature Page and Abstract
Table of Contents
Executive Summary
Chapter 1 – Purpose and Need
Chapter 2 – Alternatives Considered
Chapter 3 – Affected Environment
Chapter 4 – Transportation
Chapter 5 – Environmental Consequences
Chapter 6 – Final Section 4(f) Evaluation
Chapter 7 – Financial Assessment
Chapter 8 – Public Involvement
Chapter 9 – List of Preparers
Chapter 10 – References
Chapter 11 – Distribution List


Appendices Table of Contents
Appendix A – Notice of Intent
Appendix B – Agencies Invited to June 20, 2002 Agency Scoping Meeting
Appendix C – Union Station Advisory Committee Members
Appendix C – Supplemental
Appendix D – Executive Oversight Committee Members
Appendix E – Technical Advisory Committee Members
Appendix F – Agency Coordination Letters
Appendix G – Memorandum of Agreement
Appendix H – Response to Draft EIS Comments
Appendix I – Public Hearing Transcript
Appendix J – Programmatic Cumulative Effects Analysis



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