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CX-004553: Categorical Exclusion Determination

Alaska-Tribal Energy Program-Native Village of Eyak
CX(s) Applied: A9, A11, B3.1, B5.1
Date: 11/29/2010
Location(s): Eyak, Alaska
Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

The Native Village of Eyak proposes to support the feasibility phase of a proposed Wind Project (with a proposed capacity of 1.5 to 2.0 megawatts). Activities proposed include improving wind data maps, learning from other existing wind projects, public education and awareness, and project design and permitting. Mobile anemometer kits (10-meter) would be purchased to verify current resource maps and improve them with additional data collection, and install three 30-meter towers to collect data. Other existing wind projects would be researched to use the best known methods from these sites. Wind program meetings would be held with the community to discuss the proposed project and for continuation of public education and awareness efforts concerning wind programs. Environmental and avian studies would also be conducted.