US Department of Energy announces its intention to prepare a programmatic environmental impact statement (EIS) with the State of Hawaii as joint lead agencies pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969 and the Hawaii Environmental Policy Act.
The Hawaii Interisland Renewable Energy Program: Wind Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement will assess the foreseeable environmental impacts which may arise from wind energy development under the Hawaii Interisland Renewable Energy Program (HIREP). Hawaii proposes to facilitate the development of wind-generated electric energy and the required improvements to the existing electric transmission infrastructure in Hawaii. This EIS is the first phase of a programmatic environmental review of developing and increasing renewable energy technologies in Hawaii.
For more on this project and designated comment periods, visit Notice of Intent To Prepare a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for the Hawai‘i Interisland Renewable Energy Program: Wind (DOE/EIS-0459).