EA-2045: Draft Environmental Assessment

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Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation’s Project Icebreaker, an Offshore Wind Advanced Technology Demonstration Project, Offshore Cleveland, Ohio, in Lake Erie

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), and the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) are requesting public input on the draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for “Project Icebreaker.”

DOE, as lead Federal agency, with input from the of the USACE and the USCG as cooperating Federal agencies, has prepared a draft Environmental Assessment, pursuant to the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), to analyze and describe the potential environmental impacts associated with the proposed action of providing funding to support the development, including design, permitting, construction, and decommissioning of Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation’s (LEEDCo) wind energy demonstration project called Project Icebreaker. 

Project Icebreaker would consist of 6 wind turbines in Lake Erie approximately 8 miles off Cleveland, Ohio.  USACE is reviewing permit applications for the proposed project.   USCG is responsible for reviewing impacts related to navigation and the USCG mission.

For more information, see the project page: https://energy.gov/node/2001046.

The public comment period on the draft EA ended on October 10, 2017.

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