Northern Pass Transmission Line Project EIS

This website for the Northern Pass Transmission Line Project Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) will serve as a repository for all National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)-related public documents and will be the central location for EIS Project announcements. Individuals may subscribe to the mail list in order to receive future announcements and news releases from The Department of Energy and Contractors involved in the project.

Northern Pass Transmission LLC (Northern Pass) has applied to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for a Presidential permit to construct, operate, maintain, and connect an electric transmission line across the United States border with Canada. Northern Pass is wholly-owned by Eversource Energy Transmission Ventures, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Eversource Energy, a publicly held public utility holding company.

Anyone seeking to construct, operate, maintain, or connect an electric transmission facility crossing the borders of the United States must first obtain a Presidential permit issued by DOE under Executive Order (E.O.) 10485, as amended by E.O. 12038. Northern Pass proposes to build a transmission line that crosses a U.S. border, and has applied to DOE for a Presidential permit. DOE did not initiate, nor is it funding, the proposed transmission facility. DOE’s role is limited to deciding whether to issue a Presidential permit. In addition, in order to build its proposed facility Northern Pass will be required to obtain the approval of the State of New Hampshire.

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DOE hereby announces the availability of the final EIS for the Northern Pass Transmission Line project.

The final EIS, prepared by the DOE pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act and its implementing regulations, has been posted to the project EIS website here.

Printed hard copies and CD copies of the final EIS will be sent to those who have requested to receive the documents in those formats. Printed hard copies and CD copies are also available for public review at locations specified here.