Draft EIS: Public Comment Period ends: 3/19/15
The Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service are preparing, with DOE’s Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) as a cooperating agency, an EIS that evaluates the potential environmental impacts of a proposal to construct about 305 miles of 500-kV transmission line from northeast Oregon to southwest Idaho. BPA’s proposed action is to partially fund part the transmission line. Additional information is available at www.boardmantohemingway.com.
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.
Draft EIS: Public Comment Period ends: 3/19/15
EIS-0489: Jordan Cove Liquefaction Project (Coos County, OR) and Pacific Connector Pipeline Project (Coos, Klamath, Jackson, and Douglas Counties, OR)
FERC Draft EIS NOA: Comment Period Ends 02/13/15
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 construct and operate the Jordan Cove Liquefaction and Pacific Connector Pipeline Projects, respectively a proposed new liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminal and associated facilities in Coos County, Oregon, and a natural gas pipeline between the Malin Hub in Klamath County, Oregon, and the Jordan Cove terminal. 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: Comment Period Ends 03/19/15
This EIS will evaluate the potential environmental impacts of participating with Clean Line Energy Partners LLC (Clean Line) in the proposed Plains & Eastern Project. The proposed project would include an overhead ± 600 kilovolt (kV) high voltage direct current (HVDC) electric transmission system and associated facilities with the capacity to deliver approximately 3,500 megawatts (MW) primarily from renewable energy generation facilities in the Oklahoma Panhandle region to load-serving entities in the Mid-South and Southeast via an interconnection with the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA).
Draft Environmental Assessment: Comment Period Ends 01/12/15
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is preparing an EA for a proposal to expand the existing Sabine Pass Liquefied Natural Gas Terminal in Cameron Parish, and to extend an associated existing pipeline system in Cameron, Calcasieu, Beauregard, Allen, and Evangeline Parishes in Louisiana. DOE is a cooperating agency in preparing the EA. 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 EA: Comment Period Ends 12/23/2014
Western Area Power Administration issued a Draft EA that assesses the potential environmental impacts of the proposed rebuild of a 35.6-mile transmission line that Western operates and maintains under an agreement with the Central Arizona Project. Additional information is available on the project website, http://www.wapa.gov/dsw/environment/ED2DOEEA1972.htm.
Draft EA: Comment Period ends 2/9/15
Bonneville Power Administration and USDA Forest Service, Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, are jointly preparing an EA to assess the potential environmental impacts of funding a proposal by the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation to construct and operate a coho salmon acclimation pond at Eightmile Ranch, which is owned and operated by the Forest Service. BPA's Mid-Columbia Coho Restoration Program EIS (DOE/EIS-0425) addressed the overall coho restoration program, with 11 acclimation sites. Some of these sites proved infeasible, so the Yakama Nation is proposing a new site at Eightmile Ranch. Young coho would be held in the pond from March to May and then released into the Chewuch River approximately 10 miles above its confluence with the Methow River.
Draft EA: Comment Period Ends 01/14/15
Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) is preparing an EA to assess the potential environmental impacts of the Northern Mid-Columbia Joint Project, a 230-kilvolt transmission line proposed by BPA and the Public Utility Districts of Grant, Chelan, and Douglas Counties, Washington.