Public Participation in the Permitting Process

DOE Public Hearings

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued its draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) on July 21, 2015, opening a public comment period on the project. The DOE conducted a series of four public hearings to gather comments on the Northern Pass DEIS and Supplement the week of March 7, 2016. The DOE accepted comments on the Northern Pass project, its DEIS and Supplement until April 4, 2016. 

For more information about the DEIS and the DOE permitting process, visit www.northernpasseis.us

N.H. SEC Permitting Process

The Northern Pass project took a major step forward in October 2015 when it filed an application for siting approval with the New Hampshire Site Evaluation Committee (SEC), the state agency responsible for siting significant energy projects. As part of this process, a series of public information sessions and public hearings were held by the SEC in each county in which the proposed facility is to be located. 

The SEC continues to gather comments from the public as the permitting process continues. You can submit your comment to the SEC to the following:

New Hampshire Site Evaluation Committee

Pamela G. Monroe, Administrator 

21 South Fruit Street, Suite 10

Concord, NH 03301

Tel. (603) 271-2435 

Fax. (603) 271-3878

E-mail: Pamela.Monroe@sec.nh.gov

 

In addition to these opportunities to comment, Northern Pass also held a number of Open Houses where residents could speak directly to project engineers and experts about Northern Pass. These were held in 2013 and again in 2015 and early 2016.