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Chokecherry/Sierra Madre Wind, Phase II

Project Information
Sector: Renewable Energy Production
Project Category: 
FAST-41 Covered Projects
Project Status: 
In Progress
Total Estimated Project Cost: 
$5,000,000,000
Description: 

The Chokecherry and Sierra Madre (CCSM) Wind Energy Project was proposed by the Power Company of Wyoming (PCW) in 2008. The project consists of two wind development areas, Chokecherry and Sierra Madre. The two wind development areas, comprise a 219,707-acre conceptual area of development of mixed public and private land located about 10 miles south of Rawlins, Wyoming. The CCSM Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) Record of Decision (ROD) was completed and signed on October 9, 2012.  The CCSM project was analyzed under a programmatic Environmental Impact Statement and the Record of Decision was signed by the Secretary of the Interior on October 9, 2012. In the ROD, BLM determined that over 200,000 acres within the CCSM Project Area are suitable for wind energy development subject to the requirements described under the Selected Alternative in the ROD. Phase II of the project includes construction of turbines in the second wind development area.

Permitting Timeline

Right-of-Way Authorization (DOI-BLM)
Bureau of Land Management
10/31/2019
Paused
Milestones:
Initial application received
Complete 01/30/2008
Issuance of decision for permit/approval
Current Target Date: 10/31/2019
Environmental Assessment (EA)
Bureau of Land Management
07/31/2019
Paused
Milestones:
Determination to prepare an Environmental Assessment (EA)
Complete 06/20/2018
Draft EA or other means of coordinating the development of an EA
Current Target Date: 01/31/2019
Release for Public Review
Current Target Date: 06/28/2019
Issuance of Final EA and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)
Current Target Date: 07/31/2019
Environmental Assessment (EA)
Fish and Wildlife Service (Cooperating under FAST-41), (Cooperating under NEPA)
Paused
Milestones:
Determination to prepare an Environmental Assessment (EA)
Complete 06/20/2018
Draft EA or other means of coordinating the development of an EA
Current Target Date: 03/29/2019
Release for Public Review
Current Target Date: 09/30/2019
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