FEIS Deficiencies

Wind, Water, Solar, Biofuels... Future "LENR"



* Critical data missing from FEIS

The missing section is in Appendix E of Volume 2. If you go to Appendix E and check that appendix' Table of Contents, a section 3.0 (Results and Discussion) [of basically the Bison Report] is listed. The section is 12+ pages long. When we page thru Appendix E in our paper volume, the pages go right from 2-3 to 4-1. These pages are also missing from the PDF files downloaded from the RUS website: http://www.usda.gov/rus/water/ees/eis.htm

These are the missing pages from Appendix "E"
3.0 RESULTS AND DISCUSSION..............................................................3 - 1
3.1 HABITATS.................................................................................................3 - 1
3.1.1 Salem Plant Site ..................................................................................3 - 1
3.1.2 Great Falls Industrial Park Plant Site................................................3 - 2
3.1.3 Proposed Railroad Spur ....................................................................3 - 2
3.1.4 Transmission Line 1............................................................................3 - 3
3.1.5 Transmission Line 2 and Switchyard...............................................3 - 7
3.1.6 Fresh and Waste Water Pipeline Corridor .....................................3 - 7
3.1.7 Raw Water Pipeline ...........................................................................3 - 7
3.1.8 Jurisdictional Wetlands......................................................................3 - 9
3.2 POTENTIAL/KNOWN SPECIES LISTS...............................................3 - 9
3.3 ENDANGERED, THREATENED OR SPECIES OF CONCERN ...3 - 10
3.3.1 Endangered or Threatened Species...............................................3 - 10
3.3.2 Plant Species of Concern ..................................................................3 - 11
3.3.3 Animal Species of Concern ............................................................. 3 - 12

There may be many more missing links in this document so please report any other discrepancies ASAP. email to:
cce-mt.org
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We the people request a supplemental to the FEIS to address the many deficiencies in the original document, The missing pages noted above are only one issue in a long list that CCE is compiling.
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An FEIS point of interest to outdoor water enthusiasts and fishermen is this excerpt from the report: Vol 1, pg. 3.11

"The Missouri River is listed as not supporting the beneficial uses of aquatic life, coldwater fishery, warm water fishery, and drinking water. Probable causes of the river impairment include PCBs, metals, siltation, turbidity, and thermal modifications. Probable sources of the impairment are listed as being industrial point sources, dam construction, hydromodification, and agriculture.
Belt Creek is listed as not supporting the beneficial uses of aquatic life, coldwater fishery, and drinking water. Probable causes of the stream impairment include metals, siltation, bank erosion, fish habitat degradation, and other habitat alterations. Probable sources of the impairment are listed as being highway/road/bridge construction, resource extraction, acid mine drainage, channelization, construction, hydromodification, agriculture, and grazing-related sources."

Please give Mr. Fristik of the RUS (FEIS publishers) your thoughts about the proposed coal plant. Please email to: Richard.Fristik@wdc.usda.gov