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Upper Great Plains Wind Energy Programmatic EIS news, events, and announcements.

July 7, 2016

Record of Decision Issued by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

The Record of Decision for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service was announced in the Federal Register on July 7, 2016, and is available under Documents.

August 26, 2015

Record of Decision Issued by Western Area Power Administration

The Record of Decision for Western Area Power Administration was announced in the Federal Register on August 26, 2015, and is available under Documents.

May 1, 2015

The Final UGP Wind Energy PEIS Released

The Final Upper Great Plains Wind Energy Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement is now available for downloading or viewing under Documents.

May 22, 2013

Draft UGP Wind Energy PEIS Public Comment Period Closed

The public comment period on the Draft Upper Great Plains Wind Energy Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement is now closed. The public comment period began March 22, 2013, and was open through May 21, 2013.

March 22, 2013

Draft UGP Wind Energy PEIS Released

The Draft Upper Great Plains Wind Energy Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement is now available for downloading or viewing under Documents. The agencies invite the public and other interested parties to provide comments on the Draft PEIS as described on the Getting Involved page. The comment period is open through May 21, 2013.

March 22, 2013

Scoping Summary Report Available

The UGP Wind Energy Scoping Summary report describes the scoping process for the UGP Wind Energy PEIS and summarizes the comments that were received during the public scoping period (September 11, 2008 through November 10, 2008).

PDF Summary of Public Scoping Comments for the Upper Great Plains Wind Energy Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (342 KB)

January 14, 2009

Public Scoping Comments Available

Scoping comments received during the public scoping comment period are now available for downloading or viewing on the Search Scoping Comments page.

November 17, 2008

Scoping Meeting Transcripts and Presentation Materials Available

Meeting transcripts, the scoping meeting presentation, and posters displayed at the scoping meetings held for the Upper Great Plains Wind Energy Programmatic EIS in September and October 2008 are now available for downloading or viewing on the Public Meetings and Documents pages.

September 11, 2008

Upper Great Plains Wind Energy Programmatic EIS Information Center Web Site Launched

The Upper Great Plains Wind Energy Programmatic EIS Information Center Web site was launched September 11, 2008. This Web site is the online center for public information and involvement in the Upper Great Plains Wind Energy Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement.

The U.S. Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration (Western), and the U.S. Department of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), will prepare a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) to evaluate the impacts of wind energy development within Western's Upper Great Plains Customer Service Region (UGP Region), which encompasses all or parts of the States of Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota; and on the Service's landscape-level grassland and wetland easements in North Dakota, South Dakota, and eastern Montana.


September 11, 2008

Notice of Intent Published in Federal Register

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‚Äôs landscape-level easement program in North Dakota, South Dakota, and eastern Montana; and to Conduct Public Scoping Meetings (60 KB) published in the Federal Register.