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Public Comment Opportunities

Below are links to information about how to comment on DOE NEPA projects with open comment periods, including comment periods on the proposed scope of planned NEPA documents and on draft NEPA documents (e.g., draft environmental assessments and draft environmental impacts statements). The end of each comment period is indicated below.

  • NOI: Public Scoping Period Ends 07/24/15
    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), with DOE as a cooperating agency, is preparing an EIS that analyzes the potential environmental impacts of a proposal to construct and operate a liquefied natural gas marine terminal along the Sabine-Neches ship channel (Jefferson County, Texas), about 35 miles of new pipeline, and associated facilities. DOE, Office of Fossil Energy, has an obligation under Section 3 of the Natural Gas Act to authorize the export of natural gas, including liquefied natural gas, unless it finds that the export is not consistent with the public interest.

  • Supplemental Draft EIS: Public Comment Period Ends August 31, 2015
    The Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Marine Fisheries Service, and California Department of Water Resources are jointly preparing an EIS/Environmental Impact Report that analyzes the potential environmental impacts of the proposed Bay Delta Conservation Plan for restoring and protecting water supply reliability, water quality, and ecosystem health. DOE’s Western Area Power Administration is a cooperating agency.

  • Draft EIS: Scoping Period Ends 12/04/15
    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), with DOE as a cooperating agency, is preparing an EIS to analyze the potential environmental impacts of a proposal to develop, construct, and operate facilities that would commercialize the natural gas resources on Alaska’s North Slope. The proposed Alaska LNG Project would include a gas treatment plant, more than 800 miles of natural gas pipeline, liquefaction and storage facilities, an LNG export (marine) terminal, and associated infrastructure and facilities. DOE, Office of Fossil Energy, has an obligation under Section 3 of the Natural Gas Act to authorize the export of natural gas, including LNG, unless it finds that the export is not consistent with the public interest.

  • Draft EIS: Public Comment Period Ends 08/11/15
    DOE prepared this Draft EIS to evaluate the potential environmental impacts of a DOE proposal to grant a Presidential permit to Transmission Developers, Inc.-New England, to construct, operate, maintain, and connect a new 1000-megawatt electric transmission system across the U.S.-Canada border near Alburgh, VT. The transmission line would connect to the Vermont Electric Power Company substation in Cavendish, VT.

  • Draft EIS: Public Comment Period Ends 08/10/15
    This EIS will evaluate the potential environmental impacts of a DOE proposal to grant a Presidential permit to Minnesota Power to construct, operate, maintain, and connect a new 883-megawatt electric transmission system across the U.S.-Canada border. The proposed 220 mile transmission line would cross the border near Roseau, Minnesota, and continue to Grand Rapids, Minnesota.

  • Draft EIS: Public Comment Period Ends October 29, 2015
    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.

  • Draft EIS: Public Comment Period Ends 08/10/2015
    The Draft EIS evaluates the potential environmental impacts associated with recapitalizing the infrastructure needed to ensure the long-term capability of the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program (NNPP) to support naval spent nuclear fuel handling capabilities provided by the Expended Core Facility (ECF). Significant upgrades are necessary to ECF infrastructure and water pools to continue safe and environmentally responsible naval spent nuclear fuel handling until at least 2060.

  • Draft EA: Public Comment Period Ends 07/30/15
    In this Environmental Assessment (EA), the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) proposes to design and build a new emergency response facility to support the Y-12 National Security Complex (Y-12) missions. The proposed action would consolidate the Plant Shift Superintendent’s (PSS) Office, the Emergency Command Center (ECC), the Technical Support Center (TSC), and the Fire Department Alarm Room (FDAR) from their present locations to a single facility that meets current DOE orders, is survivable and sustainable for 72 hours, and achieves the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Certification.

  • Draft EA: Public Comment Period Ends 07/27/2015
    DOE’s Portsmouth/Paducah Project Office has prepared a Draft EA for potential land and facilities transfers at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant in McCracken County, Kentucky.

  • Draft EA: Public Comment Period Ends 08/12/15
    The EA assesses the potential environmental effects of conveying approximately 1,641 acres of Hanford Site land to the local economic development organization, the Tri-City Development Council (TRIDEC), a DOE-recognized Community Reuse Organization. TRIDEC has requested the transfer of land located near the southeastern corner of the Hanford Site for industrial and economic development purposes.