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Whistling Ridge Energy Project

Final Environmental Impact Statement


Copies of the FEIS will be mailed to persons and organinzations who commented on the DEIS. The FEIS is available to other interested persons upon request.

Copies of this documents may be requested by contacting EFSEC at:

(360) 664-1345,

By mail at:
P.O. Box 47250,
Olympia, WA 98504-7250.

Or by email at:
efsec@utc.wa.gov.

Notice of Availability

Fact Sheet

Cover, Table of Contents & Abbreviations

Section 1 -Summary and Purpose Of and Need For Action

   1.1   - Introduction
  1.2   - Purpose of and Need for Action
  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
  1.10 - Reference

Section 2 - Proposed Actions and Alternatives

   2.1  - Proposed Action
  2.2  - No Action Alternative
  2.3  - Alternatives Considered But Eliminated from Detail Study
  2.4  - Benefits and Disadvantages of Delaying Project Implementation
  2.5  - Comparsion of Alternatives
  2.6  - Reference

Section 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 Resoures
  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 and Long-Term Productivity
  3.16- Irreversible and Irretrievable Commitment of Resources
  3.17- Intentional Destructive Acts
  3.18- Adverse Effects That Cannot Be Avoided

Section 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 and Golden Eagle Protection Act
  4.8  - Hertiage Conservation Act
  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 Climate Change
  4.20- Pollution Control Act
  4.21- Noise Control Act
  4.22- Notice to the Federal Aviation Administration
  4.23- Federal Communications Commission

Section 5 - Distribution List

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

Section 6 - List of Preparers

   6.1  - Washington EFSEC
  6.2  - BPA
  6.3  - Consultants

Section 7 - INDEX

APPENDICES

Appendix A - Amended Application
Appendix B - Geotechnical Report November 2007
Appendix C - Wildlife Reports
Appendix D - Land Use Consistency Determination Skamania County May 2009
Appendix E - Agency Consultations
Appendix F - Consultant Disclosure Statements
Appendix G - Response to Comments
Appendix H - Comment Letters

 

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