Input requested on environmental assessment for Lake Erie wind project

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Coast Guard are requesting public input on the scope of an Environmental Assessment (EA) for Project Icebreaker.

DOE is proposing to authorize the expenditure of federal funding to design, permit, construct and decommission a wind demonstration project consisting of six turbines in Lake Erie, approximately eight miles off Cleveland, Ohio. The Corps anticipates receiving a permit application for the proposed project. The Coast Guard is responsible for reviewing impacts related to navigation and its mission. An EA will be prepared by the federal agencies pursuant to the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The public is invited to submit written comments on the NEPA process, proposed action and alternatives, and environmental issues to be reviewed.

Please direct written questions or comments by October 21 to: U.S. DOE, Golden Field Office, NEPA Division, 15013 Denver West Parkway, Golden, Colorado 80401 or email ProjectIcebreaker@ee.doe.gov. In addition, those interested are invited to attend an informational meeting from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, September 28 at the Woman’s Club Pavilion, 14532 Lake Ave, Lakewood, Ohio.

Maritime Editorial