January 2017: Final EA and Decision Record Completed

The Bureau of Land Management Rawlins Field Office published its final Site-Specific Environmental Assessment for Phase I Wind Turbine Development and related decision documents on Jan. 18, 2017. The BLM determined that PCW’s site-specific plan of development for these components is approved and that the Phase I Wind Turbine Development “would have no significant effects beyond those already analyzed and disclosed” in the BLM’s 2012 Final Environmental Impact Statement.

Site-Specific EA2 Document Archive

March 2016: Environmental Assessment Document Published

The Bureau of Land Management Rawlins Field Office published its Site-Specific Environmental Assessment document on March 9, 2016, addressing the CCSM Project’s Phase I wind turbine development (EA2). The EA is tiered to the project-wide Environmental Impact Statement, which was finalized and approved in 2012. This second EA includes a draft Finding of No New Significant Impact, determining that PCW’s site-specific plans of development for Phase I turbines comport with the overall EIS terms. (Learn more about the completed EA1 here.) The BLM hosted two informational meetings about EA2 for the public on March 28 in Saratoga and March 29 in Rawlins.

December 2013: Public Scoping Meetings Held

The Bureau of Land Management Rawlins Field Office opened public scoping on Dec. 6, 2013, for a Site-Specific Environmental Assessment for Phase I Wind Turbine Development of the Chokecherry and Sierra Madre Wind Energy Project. This second EA will cover Power Company of Wyoming LLC’s plans of development for Phase I, which has 500 turbines, a road network and associated facilities. (Learn more about the first EA here.) The BLM also hosted two scoping meetings on Dec. 16 in Rawlins and Dec. 17 in Saratoga to provide further opportunities for the public to learn about and comment on Phase I of the project. The scoping period closed Jan. 14, 2014. Here are links to the BLM and PCW materials provided at the EA2 scoping meetings.

BLM documents

PCW documents

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"Wyoming is taking center stage in being recognized for its true world-class wind resource potential as an electric energy source. The key to its development remains the construction of major high-voltage transmission lines that must be built to move this sought-after product to market."

- Steve Ellenbecker, former director of governmental and external relations for the Wyoming Infrastructure Authority