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Whistling Ridge Wind Energy Project
Draft Environmental Impact Statement
Table of Contents

Draft Environmental Impact Statement

Cover letter to Reviewers

Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1: SUMMARY

1.1  Introduction
1.2  Purpose and Need for Project
1.3  SEPA/NEPA Compliance and Decision-Making
1.4  Description of Alternatives
1.5  Summary of Public Involvement, Consultation, and Coordination
1.6  Summary of Potential Project Impacts and Mitigation Measures
1.7  Summary of Unavoidable Adverse Impacts
1.8  Cumulative Impacts
1.9  Organization of this EIS

CHAPTER 2: PROPOSED ACTION AND ALTERNATIVES

2.1 Proposed Action
2.2 No Action Alternative
2.3 Alternatives Considered but eliminated from detailed Study
2.4 Benefits and Disadvantages to Delaying Project Implementation
2.5 Comparison of Alternatives
2.6 References

CHAPTER 3: AFFECTED ENVIRONMENT, IMPACTS AND MITIGATION

3.1   Earth
3.2   Air Quality
3.3   Water Resources
3.4   Biological Resources
3.5   Energy and Natural Resources
3.6   Public Health and Safety
3.7   Noise
3.8   Land Use and Recreation
3.9   Visual Resources
3.10 Historical and Cultural Resources
3.11 Transportation
3.12 Public Services and Utilities
3.13 Socioeconomics
3.14
Cumulative Impact Analysis
3.15 Relationship Between Short-term Uses of the Environment & Long-term Productivity
3.16 Irreversible and Irretrievable Commitment of Resources
3.17 Intentional Destructive Acts
3.18 Adverse Effects That Cannot Be Avoided

CHAPTER 4: ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTATION,REVIEW, AND PERMITTING REQUIREMENTS

            4.1   National and State Environmental Policy Act
4.2   Endangered Species Act
4.3   Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act and Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act
4.4   Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act
4.5   Migratory Bird Treaty Act
4.6   Executive Order 13186, Responsibilities of Federal Agencies to Protect Migratory Birds
4.7   Bald Eagle Protection Act
4.8   Heritage Conservation Acts
4.9   Environmental Justice
4.10 State, Area-Wide, and Local Plan and Program Consistency
4.11 Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Act
4.12 Farmland Protection Policy Act
4.13 Recreation Resources
4.14 Clean Water Act
4.15 Floodplain/Wetlands Assessment
4.16 Coastal Zone Management Act
4.17 The Safe Drinking Water Act
4.18 Clean Air Act
4.19 Global Warming
4.20 Pollution Control Acts
4.21 Noise Control Act
4.22 Notice to the Federal Aviation Administration
4.23 Federal Communications Commission

CHAPTER 5: DISTRIBUTION LIST

             5.1   Federal Agencies
             5.2   Tribal Governments
             5.3   Public Officials
             5.4   State Agencies
             5.5   Local Governments and Utilities
             5.6   Libraries and Educational Institutions
             5.7   Media
             5.8   Utilities
             5.9   Interested Groups
             5.10 Interested Individuals

CHAPTER 6: LIST OF PREPARERS

             6.1   Washington EFSEC
             6.2   BPA
             6.3   Consultants
             6.4

CHAPTER 7: INDEX

APPENDIX A: Site Certification

APPENDIX B: Geotechnical Report

APPENDIX C: Wildlife Report

APPENDIX D: Land Use Consistency Determination

APPENDIX E: Historic Cultural Resources

APPENDIX F: Consultant Disclosure Statements

 

Public Reference:

Copies of the Whistling Ridge Wind Energy Project Draft EIS will be available for Public Reference at the following locations.  

Fort Vancouver Regional Library
120 NW Vancouver Avenue
P.O. Box 818
Stevenson, Washington 98648

White Salmon Community Library
5 Town & Country Square
White Salmon, Washington 98672

Cascade Locks Branch Library
140 SE Wa-Na-Pa Street

Cascade Locks, Oregon 97014

Hood River County Library
502 State Street
Hood River, Oregon 97031

Washington State Library
Joel M. Pritchard Library
Point Plaza East, Building One
6880 Capitol Boulevard South
Tumwater, WA, 98501-5513
(360) 704-5200

Yakima Valley Regional Library
Reference Coordinator
102 N. 3rd Street
Yakima, Washington 98901-2705

Washington State University
2710 University Drive
Richland, WA 99352-1671

Bonneville Power Administration Library
905 NE 11
th Avenue, NHTL-1
Portland, Oregon 97232

Olympia:

Washington Energy Facility
Site Evaluation Council
1300 S Evergreen Park Dr SW
Olympia, WA, 98504-3172
360-664-1345

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How to Obtain a Copy:

The Whistling Ridge Wind Energy Project Draft EIS is available to interested persons upon request in CD ROM or hard copy format. To obtain a copy contact:

Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council 
1300 S Evergreen Park Dr. SW
PO Box 43172 
Olympia, WA 98504-3172
(360) 664-1345

or by e-mail: efsec@utc.wa.gov

 

 

 

     

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