Badger Coulee Draft EIS has been released

Filed under:BadgerCoulee - Wisconsin,Wisconsin — posted by admin on August 25, 2014 @ 9:05 am

last week the Wisconsin Public Service Commission released the Draft Environmental Impact Statement … and it’s a biggie, as ATC’s Anne Spaltholz would say, “Cuddle up with your Kindle and enjoy the read!

The Comment period is open until Friday October 3rd, 2014, and because the PSC’s on-line comment page says that comments made are not part of the record, are only for staff consideration regarding the environmental review, send directly to the Environmental Coordinator for the Badger Coulee Project, Marilyn Weiss: Marilyn.Weiss@wisconsin.gov

CAUTION: PLEASE USE THE PSC’S COMMENT PAGE WITH CAUTION — USE IT WITH THE UNDERSTANDING THAT THESE COMMENTS ARE NOT PART OF THE RECORD.  On most of the Comments filed in this docket:  NOTE: Public comments are currently being solicited by Commission staff for this docket. These comments will be used by staff in its scoping and analysis of this case, but will not be part of the official record.” Many, many of the comments submitted on the Comment page will not be included in the project record.  If you have filed a comment intending it to be part of the record, please check yours for that notice (theirs is not in red, though it should be!).  The PSC policy on Comments is: Only comments submitted in response the notice of hearing will be included in the record from which the Commission makes its decision.

To be clear, there are two tracks — comments to be considered by staff that are NOT part of the record, and, AFTER the “notice of hearing” comments that WILL be part of the record if filed during that window of time.  That means that once that “notice of hearing” is issued, you’ll need to refile any comments you’ve made earlier and resubmit them during that window after the “notice of hearing” or they will not be part of the record, and will not be considered by the Commission.  This is very important — I’m sure many of you were making comments thinking it was part of the record for the Commission.  This doesn’t mean you shouldn’t weigh in on environmental review, but it does mean that if you want your Comments to be part of the project record, remember to resubmit during that window.

In the meantime, here’s the DEIS:

Draft EIS Volume 1 pdf graphic (13969KB)
Draft EIS Volume 2 Cover pdf graphic (130KB)
Draft EIS Figure Vol. 2-1 – Index pdf graphic (640KB)
Draft EIS Figure Vol. 2-1 – Route Map 01 pdf graphic (6892KB)
Draft EIS Figure Vol. 2-1 – Route Map 02 pdf graphic (6550KB)
Draft EIS Figure Vol. 2-1 – Route Map 03 pdf graphic (5210KB)
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Draft EIS Figure Vol. 2-2 – Proposed route alternatives and existing electric transmission system pdf graphic (1912KB)
Draft EIS Figure Vol. 2-3 – Ecological regions and elevations in the project area pdf graphic (7568KB)
Draft EIS Figure Vol. 2-4 – Trout streams and outstanding and exceptional resource waters pdf graphic (8339KB)
Draft EIS Figure Vol. 2-5 – Depth to bedrock in the project area pdf graphic (9114KB)
Draft EIS Figure Vol. 2-6 – Important bird areas in the project area pdf graphic (510KB)
Draft EIS Figure Vol. 2-7 – Leopold-Pine Island Important Bird Area Partnership properties pdf graphic (5848KB)
Draft EIS Figure Vol. 2-8 through 2-40 – Construction photographs pdf graphic (3782KB)



image: detail of installation by Bronwyn Lace