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EA-1815: Final Environmental Assessment

Cuyahoga County Agricultural Society Wind Energy Project, Berea, Cuyahoga County, Ohio

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has provided funding to the Ohio Department of Development (ODOD) under the State Energy Program (SEP) and to Cuyahoga County under the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program (EECBG). ODOD would provide $1,275,000 of its SEP funds to the Cuyahoga County Agricultural Society (Agricultural Society) to design, permit, and construct a single 660-kilowatt wind turbine at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds in the center of the Fairgrounds complex on 164 Eastland Road, Berea, Ohio. Cuyahoga County is also seeking to provide $391,486 of its EECBG funds to the Agricultural Society for the proposed project. This Environmental Assessment (EA) analyzes the potential environmental impacts as a result of the proposed construction, operation, and decommissioning of the Cuyahoga County Agricultural Society’s Wind Energy Project and the alternative of not implementing this project (the No-Action Alternative).