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Ya, WAV and FLAC are bit identical.
EAC is intended to accurately rip from a CD. The FLAC conversion is simply an accessory choice of output. It has nothing to do with EAC. I regularly rip to WAV from EAC, use Foobar to convert the WAV to FLAC (about a 5-10 second operation), then blow away the extremely large WAV files.
Actually, you don't have to use Foobar. Open EAC, go to "Compression Options," check box that says "Use External Compression Option" and choose the FLAC encoder from the browser link. This site has some tips on use.