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Public Involvement



Public Participation for Interstate Transmission

Public participation is a requirement of any project that must comply with NEPA and is typically required in state or local permitting processes for transmission lines. However, many project developers now conduct elective public participation beyond the basic requirements in an effort to establish and foster a relationship with those individuals and organization the project may directly impact.

Involving the public and stakeholders early and often in the transmission siting process has proved beneficial for many large-scale interstate and intra-state transmission projects. Engaging the public and stakeholders early on in the process ensures that issues and concerns of all parties are recognized at an early stage of the project, and can be addressed before theas project details are decided.

Public participation is a requirement of any project that must comply with NEPA and is typically required in state or local permitting processes for transmission lines. However, many project developers now conduct elective public participation beyond the basic requirements in an effort to establish and foster a relationship with those individuals and organization the project may directly impact.

This page provides public involvement guidance documents for federal NEPA permitting, best practice case studies, and examples of projects that have conducted successful public participation campaigns.

Federal Guidance/Requirements

Public scoping is the process of obtaining public feedback on the scope of the Environmental Impact Statement or Environmental Assessment, including what alternatives and environmental impacts should be analyzed. Most major federal agencies have specific public scoping guidance.

Public Participation Best Practices