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EA-1800: Finding of No Significant Impact

Monarch Warren County Wind Turbine Project Lenox Township Warren County, Illinois

The U.S. Department of Energy provided Federal funding appropriated under the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act 0(2009 to the Illinois Department ofComrnerce and Economic Opportunity (DeEO) under the State Energy Program (SEP). DeEO proposes to provide approximately $5 million of its SEP funds to Monarch Wind Power (MWP) for the Monarch Warren County Wind Turbine Project (MWTP). DOE's Proposed Action is to authorize the expenditure of Federal funding under State Energy Program to design, permit, and construct a l2┬Ěturbine, 19.2 megawatt wind energy facility south of Monmouth, Illinois. Each wind turbine would have a hub height of approximately 328 feet and a rotor diameter of roughly 271 feet, with a total overall wind turbine height of 464 feet. The project would include approximately 2.3 miles of access roads, an electrical substation, and 2.5 miles of underground electrical transmission cables to connect the project to an existing distribution line that intersects the site. The proposed project would be located on approximately 600 acres ofland leased in Lenox Township, Warren County, Illinois.