2013 Draft EIS public meetings resources
As part of their work to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the TWE Project, BLM/Western hosted 13 public meetings/hearings about their Draft Environmental Impact Statement, announced on July 3, 2013. Meetings were held in Wyoming, Colorado, Utah and Nevada in August-September. In total, more than 350 people attended the events to allow the public to review the Draft EIS in person, talk to experts and provide comments to BLM/Western for their consideration as they prepare the Final EIS.
This page includes links to relevant Draft EIS information.
TWE Project handouts
Handouts related to the technical and engineering aspects of the TWE Project, along with Who, What, Where, When and Why brochures, were available for the public to review.
TWE Project posters
Posters discussing the project’s construction schedule, direct current technology, and what the typical structures will look like were displayed.
Supplemental TWE Project information
- TransWest news release: July 3, 2013
- Draft EIS public meetings calendar
- Weekly meeting notices and additional e-mail updates
- Reminder: 90-day Draft EIS comment period remains open until Sept. 30 for TWE Project
To meet federal agency notice requirements, the federal agencies placed multiple ads in newspapers in the project area about upcoming public meetings/hearings. Ads ran in the Rawlins Daily Times, Saratoga Sun, Henderson Press and other papers all along the proposed and alternative routes.
As the project proponent, TransWest purchased dozens of additional ads in key newspapers to help further publicize the 13 Draft EIS open houses. These ads complemented the official BLM/Western notifications. The following are three example ads:
BLM/Western Draft EIS documents
- Notice of Availability: July 3, 2013
- EPA Notice of Availability: June 28, 2013
- Draft EIS Volume 1, 2 and 3
Members of the media with inquiries about the TWE Project should contact Kara Choquette, Director of Communications, 303.299.1395
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