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Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announces the availability of the Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (DPEIS) on Wind Energy Development on BLM-Administered Lands in the Western United States. The BLM has prepared this DPEIS to
(1) assess the environmental, social, and economic impacts associated with wind energy development on public lands in 11 western states (excluding Alaska) and
(2) evaluate a number of alternatives to determine the best management approach to mitigating potential impacts and facilitating wind energy development.
The DPEIS will be available for review starting September 10, 2004 on the Internet at the Wind Energy Development Programmatic EIS Information Center (http://windeis.anl.gov) in a searchable and downloadable format. The DPEIS also is available for review during normal business hours at BLM State Offices located in:
 
Arizona (222 N. Central Ave., Phoenix)
California (2800 Cottage Way, Suite W-1834, Sacramento)
Colorado (2850 Youngfield St., Lakewood)
Idaho (1387 S. Vinnell Way, Boise)
Montana (5001 Southgate Dr., Billings)
Nevada (1340 Financial Blvd., Reno)
New Mexico (1474 Rodeo Rd., Santa Fe)
Oregon (333 SW 1st Ave., Portland)
Utah (324 South State St., Salt Lake City)
Wyoming (5353 Yellowstone Rd., Cheyenne).
The public has 90 days to review and comment on the DPEIS following publication of the required EPA Notice of Availability.
Comments can be submitted electronically via a comment form available on the Web site or by mail to:
 
BLM Wind Energy Programmatic EIS
Argonne National Laboratory
EAD/900
9700 S. Cass Avenue
Argonn   IL 60439
Wind farms in the Pacific Northwest windy areas
 
Oregon Wind Working Group
 
Renewable Energy
 
Wind Energy
 
National Wind Resource Assessment
National Wind Technology Center (NREL)
 
United States Department of Energy - Wind Energy