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Champlain Hudson Power Express Transmission Line Project – Final Environmental Impact Statement

August 11, 2014

Click here to learn more about this project to provide New York with clean, renewable energy.

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has prepared a Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) NEPA regulations (40 CFR §§1500-1508), and the DOE NEPA implementing procedures (10 CFR §1021).  The proposed DOE action addressed in the Final EIS is to issue a Presidential permit to the Applicant, Champlain Hudson Power Express, Inc. (CHPEI), that would allow construction, operation, maintenance, and connection of a 336-mile, 1,000 megawatt, high-voltage direct current, electric transmission system that would cross the international border with Canada in Lake Champlain and provide electricity to the New York City metropolitan area market.  DOE has prepared this Final EIS to evaluate the potential environmental impacts in the United States of the proposed action and the range of reasonable alternatives.


DOE invites public and agency input on the Final EIS during the 30-day period, which ends on September 15, 2014.  The Final EIS is available on the CHPE Project website: and on the DOE NEPA website at


As required by CEQ NEPA regulations (40 CFR Part 1506.10), DOE will announce its decision on the proposed action in a Record of Decision in the Federal Register no sooner than 30 days after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency publishes the Notice of Availability of the Final EIS.


Any questions on the Final EIS or request for copies should be submitted to Mr. Brian Mills either by telephone at (202) 586-8267, by fax at (202) 586-8008, by e-mail at or by mail at:


Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability

OE-20, U.S. Department of Energy

1000 Independence Avenue, SW

Washington, DC 20585


Please mark correspondence as “CHPE Final EIS.”

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