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EIS-0463: Northern Pass Transmission Line Project, New Hampshire


This EIS will evaluate the potential environmental impacts from DOE’s proposed Federal action of granting a Presidential permit to Northern Pass Transmission, LLC, to construct, operate, maintain, and connect a new electric transmission line across the U.S.-Canada border in northern New Hampshire. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (Region 1), the U.S. Forest Service, White Mountain National Forest, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District, and the New Hampshire Office of Energy and Planning are cooperating agencies in the preparation of this EIS.

Public Comment Opportunities

DOE invites comments on the draft EIS and supplement to the draft EIS during the comment period that ends April 4, 2016. See the EIS website for more information:

In addition to comments on the draft EIS and the supplement to the draft EIS, DOE is seeking public input on the cultural and historic property review under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. 

Public comments can be submitted as follows:

  • Mail, call, fax or email comments to:
    Brian Mills
    Senior Planning Advisor
    Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE-20)
    U.S. Department of Energy
    1000 Independence Ave. SW
    Washington, DC 20585
    Phone: 202-586-8267
    Fax: 202-586-8008
  • Submit a comment through the Comment Form (
  • Email comments on the draft EIS and supplement to:
  • Email comments on the Section 106 review to:
  • At a public hearing:​
    • Colebrook: Monday March 7, 2016, 5:00 p.m., Colebrook Elementary School, Gymnasium, Colebrook, NH
    • Waterville Valley: Wednesday March 9, 2016, 5:00 p.m., Waterville Valley Conference and Event Center, Waterville Room, Waterville Valley, NH 03215
    • Concord: Thursday March 10, 2016, 5:00 p.m., Grappone Conference Center, Granite Ballroom, 70 Constitution Avenue, Concord, NH 03301
    • Whitefield: Friday March 11, 2016, 5:00 p.m., Mountain View Grand Resort and Spa, Presidential Room, 101 Mountain View Road, Whitefield, NH 03598
    • See DOE’s Notice of Public Hearings for more information:

Comments received or postmarked after the end of the comment period will be considered to the extent practicable.

All comments received on the Northern Pass draft EIS and the supplement to the draft EIS will be made publicly available, including on the project website. Any personally identifiable information, such as names, addresses, and email addresses, that may be included in a comment will automatically be made available to the public. Individual commenters may request that DOE withhold their personally identifiable information from public disclosure, and such requests will be honored to the extent allowable by law. If you wish for DOE to withhold your name and/or other personally identifiable information, please state this prominently at the beginning of your comment or check the appropriate box on the Comment Form. Additionally, DOE will accept comments submitted anonymously.