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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 07/18/2016
    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Bureau of Reclamation are jointly preparing an EIS that analyzes the potential environmental impacts of the proposed Lower Yellowstone Intake Diversion Dam Fish Passage Project. The proposed project is to improve passage for endangered pallid sturgeon and other native fish at the Intake Diversion Dam in the lower Yellowstone River while continuing the operation of the Lower Yellowstone Irrigation Project. DOE’s Western Area Power Administration is a cooperating agency in preparing the EIS because some alternatives include power interconnection, transmission, and/or delivery options. Additional information is available at

  • Public Comment Period Ends 07/06/2016
    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 Eastern United States. More information about FirstNet and the PEIS is available at:

  • Public Comment Period Ends 08/15/16
    Section 413 of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA) directs DOE to establish energy conservation standards for manufactured housing. This Draft Environmental Assessment and Request for Information on Impacts to Indoor Air Quality evaluates the potential environmental impacts of establishing energy conservation standards for manufactured housing.

  • Public Comment Period Ends 07/05/2016
    DOE is preparing an EA that evaluates the potential environmental impacts of issuing a Presidential permit for a new, 72-mile long, 1,000 megawatt, high-voltage direct current, electric transmission system that would cross the international border with Canada in Lake Erie and connect to the proposed Erie Converter Station in Conneaut Township, Pennsylvania. Additional information is available on the project website:

  • Public Comment Period Ends 07/21/16
    This EA evaluates potential environmental impacts of a proposal to transfer the NNSA's KCP property either in whole or in part. This includes considering the No Action Alternative, where NNSA relocates operations from the KCP and maintains ownership of its property; and the Proposed Action Alternative, where NNSA transfers the KCP property for mixed use (industrial, warehouse, commercial, office). Under the proposed action, the EA addresses the potential direct, indirect, and cumulative impacts of using the KCP property for uses consistent with current zoning. NNSA also analyzes the potential environmental impacts of partial and/or complete demolition of some KCP structures.