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Public Comment Opportunities

Below are links to 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).

  • Public Comment Period Ends: 10/11/2016
    The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) in the U.S. Department of Commerce is preparing, with DOE as a cooperating agency, a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) that will analyze the potential environmental impacts of a proposal to design, deploy and operate the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network. This PEIS covers the Central United States. More information about FirstNet and the PEIS is available at:

  • Public Comment Period Ends: 10/10/2016
    Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is preparing an EIS that will analyze the potential environmental impacts of proposed Resource Management Plan amendments that would incorporate conservation measures for the Gunnison Sage-Grouse and its habitat on public land within the range of the species. Due to the presence of Western Area Power Administration’s high-voltage transmission lines throughout Gunnison Sage-Grouse habitat, Western is participating as a cooperating agency.

  • Public Comment Period Ends: 09/09/2016
    DOE’s Western Area Power Administration is preparing an EA that analyzes the potential environmental impacts of the proposed Willow Creek Wind Energy Facility in Butte County, South Dakota. The EA reviews the potential environmental impacts of constructing, operating, and maintaining a 103-megawatt (MW) nameplate capacity wind power generating facility consisting of approximately 45 wind turbines, associated access roads, a new collector substation, an operations and maintenance facility, temporary staging areas, and associated transmission interconnection facilities. Western’s proposed action is to interconnect the facility with Western’s transmission system.

  • Public Comment Period Ends: 09/19/2016
    Bonneville Power Administration is preparing an EA to assess potential environmental impacts of the proposed rebuild of its 26-mile 115-kilovolt (kV) wood-pole Hills Creek-Lookout Point transmission line, which is generally located between Lowell and Oakridge, in Lane County, Oregon.