[Federal Register: January 19, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 11)]
[Page 2844-2845]
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Forest Service

Green Mountam National Forest; Vermont; Deerfield Wind Project

AGENCY: Forest Service, USDA.

ACTION: Revision, notice of intent to prepare a supplemental draft 
environmental impact statement.


SUMMARY: The Forest Service is processing an application for a special 
use authorization from Deerfield Wind, LLC for the installation and 
operation of wind turbines on National Forest System (NFS) lands 
managed by the Green Mountain National Forest (GMNF). This notice 
notifies the public of the intent to complete and publish a 
supplemental draft environmental impact statement (SDEIS).

DATES: The SDEIS is expected in July 2010 and the final environmental 
impact statement (FEIS) and Record of Decision (ROD) is expected in 
December 2010.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bob Bayer, Project Coordinator, 
Manchester Ranger District, USDA Forest Service, 2538 Depot Street, 
Manchester Center, VT 05255; 802-362-2307 ext. 218; e-mail: 

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The original notice of intent to prepare the 
Deerfield Wind Project EIS was published in the Federal Register on 
July 15, 2005 (Vol. 70, No. 135, page 409750). A revised notice of 
intent was published in the Federal Register on September 27, 2007 
(Vol. 72, No. 187, page 54893) to notice the public of changes to the 
project timeline, minor modifications to the proposed action, and asked 
for comments on those modifications. A draft environmental impact 
statement (DEIS) was released to the public in September 2008. A Notice 
of Availability (NOA) for the Deerfield Wind Project DEIS was published 
in the Federal Register on October 3, 2008 (Vol. 73, No. 193, page 
57620) requesting comments on the DEIS through November 28, 2008.
    Upon release of the SDEIS, the forest will publish a NOA in the 
Federal Register and take comments on the SDEIS. The comment period 
dates will be published in the NOA.

Responsible Official

    At the present time, Jerri Marr, Acting Forest Supervisor, Green 
Mountain and Finger Lakes National Forests, 231 North Main Street, 
Rutland, VT 05701-2417, is the Responsible Official. The forest expects 
to fill the Forest Supervisor position on a permanent basis within the 
next two to three months. That person would become the Responsible 
Official for the project.

    Dated: January 11, 2010.
Jerri Marr,
Forest Supervisor.
[FR Doc. 2010-652 Filed 1-15-10; 8:45 am]