Pacific Southwest Region
California, Nevada and Klamath Basin

Service Extends Public Comment Period for the Draft Environmental Assessment on Application for Eagle Permit for Shiloh IV Wind Energy Project

Oct 30, 2013

October 30, 2013
Contacts: Scott Flaherty, Public Affairs: 916-978-6156
scott_flaherty@fws.gov
Eric Davis, Migratory Birds and State Programs:  916-414-6464
eric_davis@fws.gov
 

Service Extends Public Comment Period for the Draft Environmental Assessment on Application for Eagle Permit for Shiloh IV Wind Energy Project in Northern California

Sacramento –The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today announced that it is extending the public comment period for its Draft Environmental Assessment (DEA) in response to a request by Shiloh IV Wind Project, LLC  for a programmatic eagle permit for its Shiloh IV project in Solano County, California.

The agency published a notice of availability of the Shiloh IV DEA in the Federal Register on September 27, 2013, opening a 45-day public comment period.  In early October, a lapse in appropriations resulted in a partial shutdown of the federal government. To ensure the best possible input to guide our decisions on the proposed action, the Service has extended the deadline for comments through November 29, 2013.   The new timeline for public comments on the Shiloh IV DEA and seven other proposed actions was published in today’s Federal Register and is available at: http://1.usa.gov/1cr9MnX .   

A copy of the Shiloh IV Draft Environmental Assessment and more information about the proposed action is available at: http://www.fws.gov/cno/conservation/MigratoryBirds/EaglePermits.html . 

You may submit comments or requests for copies or more information by one of the following methods:

Email:  ShilohIV_comments@fws.gov 
U.S. Mail or hand delivery:
  Heather Beeler, Migratory Bird Program, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Pacific Southwest Region, 2800 Cottage Way, W2605, Sacramento, CA 95825.
Fax: Heather Beeler, Migratory Bird Program, 9164146486, Attn: Shiloh IV Wind Project DEA Comments. 

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