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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.

  • Notice of Intent: Scoping Period Ends 10/10/14
    DOE is preparing an EIS to assess the potential environmental impacts of granting a Presidential permit to construct, operate, maintain, and connect a new electric transmission line across the U.S.-Canada border in northern Vermont.

  • Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement: Comment Period Ends 09/22/14
    This Supplemental EIS updates the environmental analyses in DOE’s 1999 EIS for the Production of Tritium in a Commercial Light Water Reactor (CLWR EIS). The CLWR EIS addressed the production of tritium in Tennessee Valley Authority reactors in Tennessee using tritium-producing burnable absorber rods.

  • Public Scoping Period Ends: 10/17/14
    DOE’s Western Area Power Administration (Western) is preparing an EA that will assess the potential environmental impacts of interconnecting the proposed Cliffrose Solar Energy Project in Mohave County, Arizona, to Western’s transmission system at the existing Griffith Substation. Additional information is available at Western’s website for this project.

  • Draft Environmental Assessment: Comment Period Ends 10/03/14
    DOE is preparing a Site-Wide Environmental Assessment to analyze the potential environmental impacts of possible site operations and improvements over the next five to ten years at DOE’s STM campus of NREL and nearby leased support facilities in Golden, Colorado. This proposed action would support DOE’s mission to research, develop, and deploy energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies and would consist of:
    • Research, routine laboratory, and site operation enhancements
    • New building construction and modifications of existing buildings
    • Infrastructure and utilities upgrades and enhancements

  • Draft Supplemental Environmental Assessment: Comment Period Ends 10/14/14
    DOE’s Western Area Power Administration prepared an EA in 2009 to assess the potential environmental impacts of interconnecting the proposed Colorado Highlands Wind Project to Western’s transmission system. The EA analyzed a proposal for 60 wind turbine generators with a total output nameplate capacity of 90 megawatts (MW). Western is preparing a supplemental EA to assess the potential environmental impacts of the proposed expansion of the project by 11 wind turbine generators that would add approximately 20 MW. Additional information is available on the Western Area Power Administration webpage for this project.