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Public Meetings Schedule

How was the public able to participate?
The public was invited to participate by submitting comments, attending public meetings, and reading Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) publications and related materials. Major opportunities for public input occurred during the public scoping process and Draft PEIS comment period.

The project also maintained a mailing list for those interested in being notified of public meetings, document review periods, and other project milestones. To be added to the mailing list, subscribers were asked to send contact information to geothermal_eis@blm.gov .


What is scoping?
Scoping is an early and open public process for determining the relevant issues that will influence the scope of the environmental analysis and the alternatives.  The public scoping period for this PEIS started with the publication of the Notice of Intent in the Federal Register on June 13, 2007 and concluded on August 13, 2007.

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and Forest Service (FS) invited interested parties to participate in the scoping process. The scoping process was intended to involve all interested agencies (federal, state, county and local), public interest groups, Native American tribes, businesses and members of the public.

As part of the scoping process, public meetings were hosted in 10 Western states in July 2007 in the following 10 cities. They included an open house and formal presentation and comment period.

City (State)
Date (2007)
Location
Anchorage, Alaska
 Wednesday,
 July 25
Alaska Energy Authority (Lobby)
813 W Northern Lights Boulevard
Anchorage, AK 99503
Boise, Idaho
 Tuesday,
 July 10
Boise Public Library (Auditorium)
715 S. Capitol Boulevard
Boise, ID 83702
Denver, Colorado
 Monday,
 July 9
PPA Event Center (Evergreen A Room)
2105 Decatur Street
Denver, CO 80211
Missoula, Montana
 Monday,
  July 30
Doubletree Hotel (Russell/Lewis Room)
100 Madison
Missoula, MT 59802
Phoenix, Arizona
 Wednesday,
  July 11
Burton Barr Central Library (Lecture Room)
1221 N. Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Portland, Oregon
 Monday,
  July 23
Hotel Monaco (Lipman Wolfe B Room)
506 SW Washington Street 
Portland, OR 97204
Reno, Nevada
 Tuesday,
  July 17
Jot Travis Student Union (Manzanita Room)
University of Nevada, Reno
N. Virginia Street
Reno, NV 89511
Sacramento, California
 Wednesday,
  July 18
California Energy Commission (Hearing Room A)
1516 Ninth Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Salt Lake City, Utah
 Monday,
  July 16
Main Library (Level 4 Conference Room)
210 East 400 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Santa Fe, New Mexico
 Thursday,
  July 12
Main Building (Jemez Room 1)
Santa Fe Community College
6401 Richards Avenue
Santa Fe, NM 87508

What were the results of the scoping effort?

Over 70 letters, e-mails, facsimilies and comment forms were submitted during the scoping process. Most written submissions included numerous comments. In addition, 101 verbal comments were noted at the scoping meetings. Those commenting included federal, state and local agencies, Tribal members, interest groups and individuals. The Scoping Report provides a detailed overview of the scoping efforts and results.

Were there public meetings on the Draft PEIS?

Yes, the BLM and Forest Service hosted 13 meetings in the 12 Western states.  The meetings included informational displays, a short presentation and a time for questions and answers. 

City (State)
Date (2008)
Location
Anchorage, Alaska
Tuesday,  
July 8
Alaska Energy Authority (Lobby)
813 W Northern Lights Boulevard
Fairbanks, AlaskaWednesday,
July 9
Fairbanks North Star Public Library
Auditorium
1215 Cowles Street
Reno, NevadaMonday,
July 14
Washoe County Library
Shoshone Room
Spanish Springs Branch
7100A Pyramid Highway
Salt Lake, Utah
Tuesday,
July 15
Main Library
Level 4 Conference Room
210 East 400 South
Tucson, Arizona
Wednesday,
July 16
Pima County Public Library
Dusenberry River Branch
5605 East River Road
Cheyenne, Wyoming
Thursday,
July 17
Laramie County Library
Willow Room
200 Pioneer Avenue
Boise, Idaho
Monday,
July 21
Boise Public Library
William F. Hayes Memorial Auditorium
715 South Capitol Blvd
Albuquerque, New Mexico 
Tuesday,
July 22
University of New Mexico
Conference Center (Room C)
1634 University NE
Helena, Montana 
Wednesday,
July 23
Lewis and Clark Library
120 South Last Chance Gulch
Denver, Colorado
Thursday,
July 24
PPA Event Center
Evergreen A Room
2105 Decatur Street
Seattle, Washington
Monday,
July 28
Seattle Public Library
University Branch
5009 Roosevelt Way NE
Portland, Oregon
Tuesday,
July 29
Multnomah County Central Library
US Bank Room
801 SW 10th Avenue
Sacramento, California Wednesday,
July 30
California Energy Commission
Hearing Room A
1516 Ninth Street

 

Where can I get more information?

Please feel free to Contact Us to receive answers to your questions concerning the project.