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EA-1708: Final Environmental Assessment

Financial Assistance to Dow Kokam Mi, LLC To Manufacture Advanced Lithium Polymer Batteries for Hybrid and Electric Vehicles At Midland, Michigan

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) prepared this Environmental Assessment (EA) to evaluate the potential environmental impacts of providing two types of financial assistance to Dow Kokam MI, LLC to construct and operate the Midland Battery Park for manufacturing of advanced lithium polymer batteries for hybrid and electric vehicles: (1) a grant under Funding Opportunity Announcement DE-FOA 0000026, Recovery Act – Electric Drive Vehicle Battery and Component Manufacturing Initiative and (2) a loan pursuant to Section 136 of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 as an automotive component supplier promoting improved fuel economy in light-duty vehicles.