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Public Comment Opportunities

Below are links to 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 First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) in the U.S. Department of Commerce is preparing, with DOE as a cooperating agency, a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) that will analyze the potential environmental impacts of a proposal to design, deploy and operate the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network. This PEIS covers the non-contiguous United States.

  • Western Area Power Administration (Western) and the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) are preparing a joint EIS/environmental impact report (EIR) –under, respectively, NEPA and the California Environmental Quality Act – that analyzes the potential environmental effects of the proposed new 500-kilovolt Colusa-Sutter (CoSu) Transmission Line Project. The proposed transmission line would interconnect the California-Oregon Transmission Project transmission system, near either Arbuckle or Maxwell, California, to the Central Valley Project transmission system near Yuba City, California. Western’s proposed action is to construct the CoSu Project and modify Western’s facilities to accommodate the new line; SMUD’s proposed action is to fund the proposal.

  • The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is analyzing the potential environmental impacts of a proposal to construct and operate natural gas liquefaction and export facilities at the existing Golden Pass liquefied natural gas terminal in Jefferson County, Texas. The proposal includes three new compressor stations in Jefferson and Orange Counties, Texas, and Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana; a new 3-mile long pipeline in Calcasieu Parish; and new and modified interconnections with existing pipeline systems.