Project No. 15006-001

Commission staff will hold two public scoping meetings to receive input on the scope of the environmental issues that should be analyzed in the NEPA document.  The daytime scoping meeting will focus on resource agency, Native American Tribes, and non-governmental organization (NGO) concerns, while the evening scoping meeting will focus on receiving input from the public.  We invite all interested agencies, Native American Tribes, NGOs, and individuals to attend one of these meetings to assist us in identifying the scope of environmental issues that should be analyzed in the NEPA document. The dates, times and locations of these meetings are as follows:

Daytime Scoping Meeting

DATE:  Wednesday, September 6, 2023

TIME:  2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time (MDT)

PLACE:  Holiday Inn Express & Suites – Ontario Meeting Room

ADDRESS:  212 SE 10th St, Ontario, OR  97914

Evening Scoping Meeting

DATE:  Wednesday, September 6, 2023

TIME:  6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time (MDT)

PLACE:  Holiday Inn Express & Suites – Ontario Meeting Room

ADDRESS:  212 SE 10th St, Ontario, OR  97914

Copies of SD1, outlining the subject areas to be addressed in the environmental document, was mailed to the individuals and entities on the Commission’s mailing list and OES’s PAD distribution list.  Copies of SD1 may be viewed on the web at, using the “eLibrary” link.  Follow the directions for accessing information in paragraph n.  Based on all oral and written comments, a Scoping Document 2 (SD2) may be issued.  SD2 may include a revised process plan and schedule, as well as a list of issues, based on the scoping process.

Meeting Objectives

At the scoping meetings, Commission staff will:  (1) initiate scoping of the issues; (2) review and discuss existing conditions; (3) review and discuss existing information and identify preliminary information and study needs; (4) review and discuss the process plan and schedule for pre-filing activity that incorporates the time frames provided for in Part 5 of the Commission’s regulations and, to the extent possible, maximizes coordination of federal, state, and tribal permitting and certification processes; and (5) discuss the potential of any federal or state agency or Native American tribe to act as a cooperating agency for development of an environmental document.  Meeting participants should come prepared to discuss their issues and/or concerns.  Please review the PAD in preparation for the scoping meetings.  Directions on how to obtain a copy of the PAD and SD1 are included in item n of this document.

Owyhee Project On-Site Environmental Site Review (Project No. 15006-001)

Event Details

Date and Time
  • Wednesday, Sep 6, 2023
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites – Ontario Meeting Room
    212 SE 10th St, Ontario, OR  97914

This page was last updated on August 24, 2023