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How Comments on the Draft Solar PEIS and the Supplement to the Draft Solar PEIS Have Been Used

Public comments and information submitted on the Draft Solar PEIS and the Supplement to the Draft Solar PEIS have been considered during preparation of the Final Solar PEIS.

Comment Consideration

The Agencies considered all comments received during the public comment periods for both the Draft Solar PEIS and the Supplement to the Draft Solar PEIS in preparation of the Final Solar PEIS. Comments provided in writing and orally were given equal weight by the Agencies. Comments received after the close of the public comment periods were considered to the extent practicable.

How Scoping Comments Were Used

The public scoping periods held in 2008 and 2009 provided opportunities for the public to provide input on the scope of the PEIS. Public scoping comments were taken into consideration to determine relevant issues of concern to stakeholders that might influence the scope of the environmental analysis and the alternatives considered in the Draft Solar PEIS. Comments submitted during the scoping periods helped to ensure that reasonable alternatives were analyzed and considered early in the process.

A scoping summary report for the first public scoping period is available for public review. Comments from the second scoping period regarding 24 tracts of land for in-depth study are also available.

For More Information

For more information on public participation in the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process, please consult the following publications:
PDF A Citizen's Guide to the NEPA: Having Your Voice Heard (932 KB)
PDF DOE, NEPA,and You Brochure (1.46 MB)