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Upper Great Plains Wind Energy Programmatic EIS Documents

Documents related to the Upper Great Plains Wind Energy Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS).

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Final Upper Great Plains Wind Energy PEIS

The Final Upper Great Plains Wind Energy Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement is available for online browsing/downloading. If you wish to obtain a CD-ROM version of the Final PEIS, use the UGP Wind Energy PEIS Order Form.

Records of Decision for the Final PEIS

The records of decision for the Western Area Power Administration and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are available below for online browsing/downloading.

Western Area Power Administration

PDF Signed Record of Decision (428 KB)
PDF Federal Register Notice for Record of Decision (214 KB)

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

PDF Signed Record of Decision (1.6 MB)
PDF Federal Register Notice for Record of Decision (193 KB)

Final PEIS Notice of Availability

PDF Notice of Availability for Upper Great Plains Wind Energy Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (DOE/EIS-0408) (196 KB)

Draft PEIS Notice of Availability

PDF Notice of Availability of Upper Great Plains Wind Energy Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (DOE/EIS–0408) (214 KB)

Scoping Documents

PDF Summary of Public Scoping Comments for the Upper Great Plains Wind Energy Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (342 KB)
PDF Notice of Intent to Prepare a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement to Evaluate Wind Energy Development in Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota; including the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s landscape-level easement program in North Dakota, South Dakota, and eastern Montana; and to Conduct Public Scoping Meetings (69 KB)

Scoping Meeting Transcripts

Transcripts of the scoping meetings are provided below. More information about scoping meetings is available on the Public Meetings page.

PDF Sioux Falls SD, September 30, 2008 (206 KB)
PDF Bismarck ND, October 1, 2008 (210 KB)
PDF Billings MT, October 2, 2008 (152 KB)

Scoping Meeting Materials

Materials presented at the scoping meetings are provided below.

Scoping Meeting Presentation

PDF Upper Great Plains Wind Energy PEIS Scoping Meeting Presentation (12 MB)

Scoping Meeting Posters

PDF Upper Great Plains Wind Energy PEIS: Proposed Action and Goals (196 KB)
PDF U.S. Fish and Wildlife Easement Program (227 KB)
PDF Wind Resources and Installed Wind Power Capacity in the United States (208 KB)
PDF Wind Energy Trends (170 KB)
PDF Wind Energy Facilities (161 KB)
PDF Upper Great Plains Wind Energy PEIS: Process and Schedule (154 KB)
PDF Upper Great Plains Wind Energy PEIS: How to Comment (179 KB)

Maps

PDF U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Wetland and Grassland Easements in the Upper Great Plains Region (1.6 MB)

The following wind resource maps for the United States and each state within the Upper Great Plains Region are provided by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, on the Wind Powering America website.

Technical Reports

PDF The Design, Construction, and Operation of Long-Distance High-Voltage Electricity Transmission Technologies Environmental Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Technical Memorandum ANL/EVS/TM/08-4 (1.4 MB)

Other Documents

PDF A Citizen's Guide to the NEPA: Having Your Voice Heard (932 KB)
PDF DOE, NEPA, and You Brochure (1.46 MB)