North Country
6:00 am
Mon August 19, 2013

Northern Pass Comment Period Opens, DOE Moves Closer To Hearings

The Federal Register Monday is publishing the official notice that a changed, proposed route for the Northern Pass Transmission project has been filed with the U.S. Department of Energy.

Northern Pass announced the route late in June, with the only substantial change being in Northern Coos Country.

It includes burying about eight miles of line and then cutting east and south. It goes through less populated areas including the Bayroot LLC lands owned as an investment by Yale University. It also crosses a section of the White Mountain National Forest not previously involved.

The Federal Register is considered “the daily journal of the federal government.” Publishing the notice in the Federal Register formally open a 30-day period for public comment.

It also moves the U.S. Department of Energy closer to announcing the dates of a series of public hearings it is required to hold in New Hampshire.

Additional comments can be filed during and after those hearings.