Notice of Cancellation of Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Hermosa West Wind Energy Project, Albany County, Wyoming, 29759 [2014-12003]

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Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2014–11938 Filed 5–22–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Western Area Power Administration [DOE/EIS–0438] Notice of Cancellation of Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Hermosa West Wind Energy Project, Albany County, Wyoming Western Area Power Administration, DOE. ACTION: Notice of Cancellation of Environmental Impact Statement. AGENCY: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Western Area Power Administration (Western) is issuing this notice to advise the public that it is cancelling the preparation of an environmental impact statement (EIS) under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) on an interconnection request by Shell WindEnergy, Inc. (SWE). DATES: This cancellation is effective on May 23, 2014. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For additional information on the cancellation of this EIS process, contact Mark Wieringa, NEPA Document Manager, Western Area Power Administration, P.O. Box 281213, Lakewood, CO 80228–8213, email mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:44 May 22, 2014 Jkt 232001 wieringa@wapa.gov, telephone (720) 962–7448. For general information on DOE’s NEPA review process, contact Carol M. Borgstrom, Director of NEPA Policy and Compliance, GC–54, Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585–0119, telephone (202) 586–4600 or (800) 472–2756, facsimile (202) 586–7031. SWE proposed to design, construct, operate, and maintain an up to 300-megawatt Hermosa West Wind Energy Project (Project) in Albany County, Wyoming, and interconnect that Project with Western’s transmission system. SWE’s interconnection request caused Western to initiate a NEPA review of its Federal action to allow the interconnection. Western published a Notice of Intent for the EIS in the Federal Register on January 14, 2010 (75 FR 2138), and started the EIS process. Public scoping meetings were held subsequent to the Notice of Intent, and a Draft EIS was approved by Western’s acting Administrator for public review and comment on September 24, 2012. The Environmental Protection Agency’s Notice of Availability for the Draft EIS was published on October 5, 2012 (77 FR 60986). Public hearings on the Draft EIS were held on October 29 and 30, 2012, in Laramie and Cheyenne, Wyoming, respectively. SWE has since decided to suspend further action on its proposed Project. SWE notified Western of their decision to withdraw their interconnection request and Western is now terminating the NEPA review process on its interconnection decision and SWE’s proposed Project. No Final EIS or Record of Decision will be issued for the Hermosa West Wind Energy Project. SWE could decide to reinitiate the proposed Project at some future date. In that event Western would issue a new Notice of Intent, and would initiate an entirely new NEPA process. On November 16, 2011, the DOE General Counsel re-delegated all EIS authorities to Western’s Administrator. Under the authority granted by that memorandum, I have terminated the NEPA process for SWE’s proposed Hermosa West Wind Energy Project with the publication of this notice. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: May 5, 2014. Mark A. Gabriel, Administrator. [FR Doc. 2014–12003 Filed 5–22–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 29759 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [ER–FRL–9015–1] Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability Responsible Agency: Office of Federal Activities, General Information (202) 564–7146 or http://www.epa.gov/ compliance/nepa/. Weekly receipt of Environmental Impact Statements Filed 05/12/2014 Through 05/16/2014 Pursuant to 40 CFR 1506.9. Notice: Section 309(a) of the Clean Air Act requires that EPA make public its comments on EISs issued by other Federal agencies. 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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Western Area Power Administration

[DOE/EIS-0438]


Notice of Cancellation of Environmental Impact Statement for the 
Proposed Hermosa West Wind Energy Project, Albany County, Wyoming

AGENCY: Western Area Power Administration, DOE.

ACTION: Notice of Cancellation of Environmental Impact Statement.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Western Area Power 
Administration (Western) is issuing this notice to advise the public 
that it is cancelling the preparation of an environmental impact 
statement (EIS) under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) on 
an interconnection request by Shell WindEnergy, Inc. (SWE).

DATES: This cancellation is effective on May 23, 2014.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For additional information on the 
cancellation of this EIS process, contact Mark Wieringa, NEPA Document 
Manager, Western Area Power Administration, P.O. Box 281213, Lakewood, 
CO 80228-8213, email wieringa@wapa.gov, telephone (720) 962-7448. For 
general information on DOE's NEPA review process, contact Carol M. 
Borgstrom, Director of NEPA Policy and Compliance, GC-54, Department of 
Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585-0119, 
telephone (202) 586-4600 or (800) 472-2756, facsimile (202) 586-7031.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SWE proposed to design, construct, operate, 
and maintain an up to 300-megawatt Hermosa West Wind Energy Project 
(Project) in Albany County, Wyoming, and interconnect that Project with 
Western's transmission system. SWE's interconnection request caused 
Western to initiate a NEPA review of its Federal action to allow the 
interconnection. Western published a Notice of Intent for the EIS in 
the Federal Register on January 14, 2010 (75 FR 2138), and started the 
EIS process. Public scoping meetings were held subsequent to the Notice 
of Intent, and a Draft EIS was approved by Western's acting 
Administrator for public review and comment on September 24, 2012. The 
Environmental Protection Agency's Notice of Availability for the Draft 
EIS was published on October 5, 2012 (77 FR 60986). Public hearings on 
the Draft EIS were held on October 29 and 30, 2012, in Laramie and 
Cheyenne, Wyoming, respectively. SWE has since decided to suspend 
further action on its proposed Project. SWE notified Western of their 
decision to withdraw their interconnection request and Western is now 
terminating the NEPA review process on its interconnection decision and 
SWE's proposed Project. No Final EIS or Record of Decision will be 
issued for the Hermosa West Wind Energy Project. SWE could decide to 
reinitiate the proposed Project at some future date. In that event 
Western would issue a new Notice of Intent, and would initiate an 
entirely new NEPA process.
    On November 16, 2011, the DOE General Counsel re-delegated all EIS 
authorities to Western's Administrator. Under the authority granted by 
that memorandum, I have terminated the NEPA process for SWE's proposed 
Hermosa West Wind Energy Project with the publication of this notice.

    Dated: May 5, 2014.
Mark A. Gabriel,
Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2014-12003 Filed 5-22-14; 8:45 am]
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