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EIS-0385: Record of Decision and Floodplain Statement of Findings

Site Selection for the Expansion of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve

DOE has prepared an environmental impact statement (EIS) (DOE/EIS–0385), DOE has decided to develop a new 160 MMB SPR storage facility at Richton (Mississippi), expand the storage capacity at the existing Bayou Choctaw (Louisiana) SPR facility by 33 MMB, expand the storage capacity at the existing Big Hill (Texas) SPR facility by 80 MMB, and fill the Reserve to 1 billion barrels of oil as authorized by Congress.(72 FR 7964)