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EA-1824: Final Environmental Assessment

Loan Guarantee to Record Hill Wind, LLC for Construction of a Wind Energy Project in Roxbury, Maine

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is proposing to issue a loan guarantee to Record Hill Wind LLC (Record Hill) for the construction of a 50.6 megawatt (MW) wind energy project located in Roxbury, Maine. DOE has prepared this Final Environmental Assessment (EA) in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) (42 United States Code [USC] 4321, et. seq.) Council on Environmental Quality regulations for implementing NEPA (40 Code of Federal Regulations [CFR] Parts 1500–1508) and DOE NEPA regulations (10 CFR Part 1021). The EA examines the potential environmental impacts associated with the proposed action, as well as alternatives considered prior to application, and determines whether the proposed action has the potential for significant environmental impacts. The information contained in the EA would enable DOE to fully consider the potential environmental impacts of issuing a loan guarantee for the Record Hill project.