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Sept. 23, 24: WAPA holding informal sessions for Estes-Flatiron draft EIS

For immediate release: Sept. 15, 2014
Contact: Jennifer Neville, 720-962-7050, mediarelations@wapa.gov

​LAKEWOOD, Colo. — Western Area Power Administration will hold informal learning sessions Sept. 23 and 24 to give an overview of the anticipated draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Estes-to-Flatiron Transmission Line Rebuild Project.

The draft EIS will be released by Sept. 19.

Those interested in participating in the informal sessions can drop by anytime to learn about steps and goals of the Draft EIS comment period, including how to comment on the document. WAPA representatives will be available to familiarize participants with the outline of the document and discuss questions individuals have about the National Environmental Policy Act, or NEPA, process.

The schedule for the learning sessions is:

  • Tuesday, September 23, Noon-7 p.m.
  • Estes Park Museum, 200 Fourth Street, Estes Park
  • Wednesday, Sept. 24, Noon-7 p.m.
  • Bison Visitor Center, 1800 S. County Road 31, Loveland

WAPA, in cooperation with the U.S. Forest Service, will announce the dates and times of the NEPA open houses and public hearings when the draft EIS is released.

Reporters: If you plan to attend, contact Jennifer Neville at PublicAffairs@wapa.gov or 720-962-7050.

More about the project

See the Estes-to–Flatiron Transmission Line Rebuild project webpage at http://go.usa.gov/rvtP for more about the project. To learn more about the Department of Energy’s NEPA environmental processes, visit http://energy.gov/nepa/office-nepa-policy-and-compliance.

For more information, mail or email:

Mark Wieringa

Western Area Power Administration, A7400

P.O. Box 281213, Lakewood, CO  80228-8213

email: RMR_estesflatironeis@wapa.gov.

If you would like someone to contact you, leave a voicemail at 720-962-7213.

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