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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).

  • 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 Western United States.

    More information about FirstNet and the PEIS is available at: http://www.firstnet.gov/

  • 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: http://www.firstnet.gov/.

  • 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 Scoping: Comment Period Ends 10/21/16
    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is proposing to provide funding to Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation (LEEDCo) to construct and operate a 20.7 MW offshore wind project (Project Icebreaker), approximately 8 miles offshore of Cleveland, Ohio in Lake Erie. The DOE, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), and the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) are requesting public input on the scope of an Environmental Assessment (EA) for Project Icebreaker, an offshore wind energy demonstration project consisting of up to six turbines in Lake Erie approximately eight miles from Cleveland, Ohio (the proposed project). DOE is proposing to authorize the expenditure of federal funding to design, permit, construct, and decommission the proposed project. USACE anticipates receiving an application pursuant to Section 404 of the Clean Water Act and Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act for the proposed project. USCG is responsible for reviewing impacts related to navigation and the USCG mission. DOE will be the lead federal agency in the preparation of the EA. USACE and USCG are cooperating agencies.