NEPA Environmental Review

NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY ACT (NEPA)

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is the lead federal agency responsible for reviewing and managing GB Energy Park’s environmental review process. This process is covered by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), which requires federal agencies to assess environmental effects of their proposed actions prior to making decisions.

eLibrary

To view the full record of documents pertaining to the Gordon Butte Pumped Storage Project:

Please visit FERC’s eLibrary at the link below, click on “Docket Search” and enter P-13642 into the “Docket Number” box.

FERC eLibrary

Environmental Assessment - 9/27/16

On September 27, 2016, FERC released the Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Gordon Butte Pumped Storage Hydro Project.Download the documents from the links below.

Notice of Availability of Environmental Assessment Environmental Assessment

NEPA Scoping Document 2 - 8/22/14

On August 22, 2014, FERC issued their Scoping Document 2 (SD2) for the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) review of the Gordon Butte Pumped Storage Hydro Project. SD2 was generated in response to comments made by federal and state agencies, as well as the general public, during the NEPA Scoping Meetings held in Helena and Martinsdale on June 22, 2014. To view SD2 please click on the link below.

FERC NEPA SD2

Transcripts of FERC's NEPA Scoping Meetings - 6/25/14

On June 25th, 2014, FERC conducted their National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Scoping Meetings in Helena and Martinsdale, Montana. To view the full transcript of each meeting, please click on the links below.

Helena NEPA Scoping Meeting Transcript Martinsdale NEPA Scoping Meeting Transcript

NEPA Scoping Document 1 - 5/21/14

On May 21, 2014, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued Scoping Document 1 (SD1) for the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) review of the Gordon Butte Pumped Storage Hydro Project. To view SD1, please click on the link below.

FERC NEPA SD1