This Web site is the online center for public information and involvement in the East-wide Energy Corridor Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (Energy Corridor PEIS).
The United States Department of Energy (DOE), the United States Department of the Interior (DOI), the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the United States Department of Defense (the Agencies) will prepare a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) entitled Designation of Energy Corridors on Federal Land in 39 States (DOE/EIS-0406), to identify environmental impacts that may result from the proposed action of designating energy corridors on federal lands in 37 eastern states, and in Hawaii and Alaska. The Agencies also will identify the environmental impacts from the range of reasonable alternatives to the proposed action.
Energy Transport Corridors Report
DOE has issued a report entitled Energy Transport Corridors: The Potential Role of Federal Lands in States Identified by the Energy Policy Act of 2005, Section 368(b). Use the link below to download the report. See the News page for additional information.
Map Notes: The maps provide the location of federal lands with associated color-coded legends that show the federal entity (Agency, Bureau, or Service) responsible for their administration and management. It is only these federal lands that Congress asked the Agencies to initially consider for Section 368 energy transport corridors. Within the 39-States addressed by the proposed action, the Federal government owns 21.2% of the total land area with the FS, DOD, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and National Park Service being the principal land stewards. Federal land comprises a small percentage of the 39 States in comparison with the high percentage of Federal land in the 11 Western States. Only 4.8% of the total land area within the 37 contiguous States and 8.9% of Hawaii is Federal land whereas about 50% of the 11 Western states are Federal lands. Alaska, whose land area is 58.1% Federal, is the one notable exception.