A notice published today in the Federal Register announces that the U.S. Department of Energy has extended the comment, or “scoping,” period for the project.
The extension is in anticipation of a new route being identified for the area from Groveton to the international border with Canada. We acknowledged in a filing in April that we will work to identify a route in that area that has support of property owners.
The scoping period extension allows us to continue that work. In its extension notice, the DOE indicated that the scoping/comment period will remain open for at least 45 days following the filing of a new route.