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Upper Great Plains Wind Energy Programmatic EIS
Upper Great Plains Wind Energy Programmatic EIS

The online center for public involvement in the Upper Great Plains Wind Energy Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS)

Project Summary

Western Area Power Administration and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have prepared a PEIS to evaluate the impacts of wind energy development in Western's Upper Great Plains Region (all or parts of Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota), and on the Service's grassland and wetland easements in North Dakota, South Dakota, and Montana. The PEIS identifies mitigation strategies, best management practices, and comprehensive environmental review procedures for evaluating future wind energy projects.

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Record of Decision Issued
The Record of Decision was announced in the Federal Register on August 26, 2015, and is available under Documents.

Final UGP Wind Energy PEIS Released
The Final PEIS is now available for downloading or viewing under Documents.

Draft UGP Wind Energy PEIS Public Comment Period Closed
The public comment period on the Draft UGP Wind Energy PEIS is now closed. The public comment period began March 22, 2013, and was open through May 21, 2013.

Information and Services for Public Participation

Public Meetings and Commenting

Public comment meetings for the Draft Upper Great Plains Wind Energy PEIS were held in April and May 2013. See the Public Meetings page for more information.

The Draft PEIS comment period closed May 21, 2013. See the Getting Involved page for more information about the public comment process.

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