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Environmental Impact Statement Scoping and Public Involvement Process

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service intends to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on NiSource Inc.'s proposal to apply for an Incidental Take Permit under the Endangered Species Act.  The Incidental Take Permit may include multiple federally listed threatened and endangered species across 17 States and may cover NiSource operations, maintenance, construction, and emergency response activities associated with the company’s interstate natural gas transmission and storage business.

 

On October 11, 2007, the Service published in the Federal Register a Notice of Intent to prepare an EIS to

(1) describe the proposed action and possible alternatives;
(2) advise other Federal and State agencies, potentially affected tribal interests, and the public of our intent to prepare an EIS;
(3) announce the start of the public scoping period; and
(4) obtain suggestions and information on the scope of issues to be included in the EIS.

 

The comment period closed on December 8, 2007. (Although the Notice of Intent has November 30 as the end of the comment period, we accepted comments that we receive on or before December 8).  A list of scoping meeting dates and locations.

 

For more information, here is the complete Notice of Intent, which includes background information.

 

NiSource HCP NEPA Scoping Meeting Schedule

State*

City/Town*

Date of Open House

Time of Open House

Venue

Address

NH

Portsmouth

November 5

4 to 8 pm (local time)

Portsmouth Courtyard by Marriott

1000 Market Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801

           

KY

Lexington

November 6

4 to 8 pm (local time)

Ramada Conference Center

2143 North Broadway,
Lexington, Kentucky 40505

LA

Lafayette

November 6

4 to 8 pm (local time)

Best Western Hotel Acadiana & Conference Center

1801 W. Pinhook Rd
Lafayette, LA
70508

NY

Binghamton

November 6

4 to 8 pm (local time)

Binghamton Regency Hotel and Conference Center

One Sarbro Square,
Binghamton, NY, 13901

           

MS

Jackson

November 7

4 to 8 pm (local time)

Mississippi Telcom Center

105 East Pascagoula Street
Jackson, MS  39201

OH

Columbus

November 7

4 to 8 pm (local time)

University Plaza Hotel

3110 Olentangy River Rd.
Columbus, Ohio 43202

PA

Philadelphia

November 7

4 to 8 pm (local time)

Holiday Inn Express

1305 Walnut Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19107

           

TN

Nashville

November 8

4 to 8 pm pm (local time)

Radisson Hotel at Opryland

2401 Music Valley Drive
Nashville, TN 37214

WV

Charleston

November 8

4 to 8 pm (local time)

Ramada Plaza (South Charleston)

400 Second Avenue,
Charleston, WV 25303

           

OH

Cleveland

November 13

4 to 8 pm (local time)

Renaissance Cleveland Hotel

24 Public Square, Cleveland, Ohio 44113

           

PA

Pittsburgh

November 14

4 to 8 pm (local time)

Double Tree Hotel and Suites, Pittsburg City Center

One Bigelow Square, Pittsburgh, PA 15219

VA

Richmond

November 14

4 to 8 pm (local time)

Richmond Marriott Hotel

500 East Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23219

           

DC

Washington

November 15

1:30 – 5:30 pm (local time)

Dept of the Interior Bldg.
Auditorium

U.S. Department of the Interior
1849 C Street, NW
Washington, DC 20240

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Last updated: June 10, 2014