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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.

  • Supplemental Draft EIS: Public Comment Period Ends 08/31/15
    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.

  • Public Comment Period Ends: 8/31/2015
    Western Area Power Administration and the San Luis & Delta-Mendota Water Authority (Authority) as joint federal and state lead agencies, are preparing an EIS/Environmental Impact Report that assesses the potential environmental impacts of the proposed San Luis Transmission Project. Western proposes to construct, own, operate, and maintain a new 230-kilovolt transmission line between its Tracy and San Luis Substations and a new 70-kV transmission line between the San Luis and O'Neill Substations.

  • Public Comment Period Ends: 10/6/2015
    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is preparing, with DOE as a cooperating agency, an EIS to analyze the potential environmental impacts of proposals (1) to add liquefaction and export capability to a proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal in Warrenton, Oregon, and add 39 miles of new pipeline in Columbia County, Oregon, and Cowlitz County, Washington, to interconnect with the Northwest Pipeline, and (2) to expand the capacity of the Northwest Pipeline by adding 140 miles of 36-inch diameter pipeline in 10 segments and increasing compression at five existing compressor stations. These proposals are connected actions and will be evaluated in the same EIS. DOE, Office of Fossil Energy, has an obligation under Section 3 of the Natural Gas Act to authorize the import and export of natural gas, including LNG, unless it finds that the import or export is not consistent with the public interest.

  • Draft EIS: Public Comment Period Ends 10/29/15
    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 08/31/2015
    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 09/16/15
    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is proposing to authorize the expenditure of federal funding to the Seneca Nation of Indians, to design, permit, and construct a 1.7-megawatt wind turbine on Tribal common lands in the Cattaraugus Territory, New York. The turbine would be located near Lucky Lane and Gil Lay Arena. An Environmental Assessment (EA) will be prepared by DOE pursuant to the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).

  • Draft EA: Public Comment Period Ends 08/31/15
    DOE is preparing an EA to assess potential environmental impacts of the proposed land transfer to the Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority for the development of a general aviation airport at the East Tennessee Technology Park Heritage Center, in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.

  • Draft EA: Public Comment Period Ends 09/21/15
    The proposed action would be to design, construct, and operate a High Explosive Science and Engineering (HE S&E) facility that would support NNSA’s mission at the Pantex Plant. The HE S&E facility would serve as the scientific and engineering hub supporting all High Explosive Center of Excellence activities and technology development activities at Pantex.

  • Draft EA: Public Comment Period Ends 09/29/2015
    Bonneville Power Administration is preparing an EA to assess the potential environmental impacts of the proposed rebuilding of the existing 34-mile Midway-Moxee transmission line and the proposed rebuilding and upgrading of the existing 26-mile Midway-Grandview transmission line. Both 115-kV lines originate at the BPA Midway Substation in Benton County and terminate in Yakima County.