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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 08/12/2014
    DOE’s Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) is preparing an EIS that will analyze the potential environmental impacts of a proposal to rebuild approximately 120 miles of existing transmission line in Sanders, Lake, Missoula, Granite, Powell, and Deer Lodge Counties in Montana.

  • Notice of Intent: Public Scoping Period Ends 08/11/14
    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 750-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.

  • Public Comment Period Ends 8/4/14
    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is preparing, with DOE as a cooperating agency, an EIS to analyze the potential environmental impacts of a proposal to construct and operate a liquefied natural gas export and import terminal on the north shore of Corpus Christi Bay in Nueces and San Patricio Counties, Texas; a marine berth connecting the terminal to the adjacent La Quinta Channel; and an approximately 23-mile-long natural gas transmission pipeline and associated facilities.

  • Public Comment Period Ends 8/4/14
    DOE’s Western Area Power Administration is preparing an EIS to evaluate the environmental impacts of interconnecting the proposed Grande Prairie Wind Farm, in Holt County, near O’Neill, Nebraska, to Western’s power transmission system. The project website is http://www.wapa.gov/ugp/Environment/GrandePrairie.htm.

  • Draft Supplemental EIS: Comment Period Ends 08/07/2014
    Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) is preparing an EIS to assess the potential environmental impacts of a proposed new 115-kilovolt (kV) transmission line that would extend from BPA's proposed Hooper Springs Substation near Soda Springs, Idaho, to either an existing Lower Valley Energy (LVE) substation or a proposed BPA connection facility that would connect with LVE's existing transmission system in northeastern Caribou County. The proposed new transmission line would be about 22 to 33 miles depending on the route alternative or option.

  • Draft EA: Comment Period Ends 08/06/14
    Bonneville Power Administration is preparing an EA to assess the potential environmental impacts of the proposed rebuild of the 24-mile Salem-Albany No. 1 and 28-mile Salem-Albany No. 2 transmission lines between Salem and Albany, Oregon.