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Rail Tie Wind Project

​WAP​A is evaluating a request from ConnectGen Albany County LLC to interconnect their proposed Rail Tie Wind Project into WAPA's existing Ault-Craig 345-kilovolt transmission line in Albany County, Wyoming. WAPA will prepare an environmental impact statement on the proposed interconnection in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and other applicable regulatio​ns.

​scoping period​​

​​​​The publication of the notice of intent in the Federal Register (see Documents section) initiates the EIS scoping process, which is normally 30 days. The scoping process shares project information with the public, interested parties and agencies, and gathers input on which issues and resources are important and deserve greater analysis in the EIS and which are of lesser importance. WAPA held two informational and scoping meetings for the public in January 2020​. WAPA will accept comments related to the EIS scope through Jan. 31, 2020.  


Scoping meeti​​​​ng details

  • Date: Jan. 14, 2020
  • Meeting 1: 9 a.m.-noon
  • Meeting 2: 5-8 p.m.
  • Location: Hilton Garden Inn Laramie
                     2229 Grand Ave.
                     Laramie, WY  82070
Project presentations were delivered at 9:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.




Submit comments​​​​ and contact us

​​Comments on scoping the EIS effort may be made orally to project representatives at the scoping meetings, but WAPA suggests providing comments in writing so that they are fully understood and become part of the project administrative record. Written comments on scoping the EIS can be provided at the public scoping meetings or emailed or mailed before Jan. 31, 2020, to​:

Mark Wieringa
NEPA Document Manager
Western Area Power Administration, Headquarters
PO Box 281213
Lakewood, CO, 80228-8213

WAPA will consider comments on the proposed project received at any time during the EIS process, but scoping comments received after Jan. 31, 2020 may be too late to help shape the scoping process.

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