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In addition to, or in lieu of, sending written comments, all interested individuals, organizations, and agencies are invited to attend a public meeting. The time and location of the meeting is as follows:
Individuals, organizations, and agencies with environmental expertise and concerns are encouraged to attend the meeting and to discuss their comments on staff's recommendations included in the draft EIS. At this meeting, resource agency personnel and other interested persons will have the opportunity to provide oral and written comments and recommendations regarding the draft EIS. The meeting will be recorded by a court reporter, and all statements (verbal and written) will become part of the Commission's public record for the project. This meeting is posted on the Commission's calendar located at
Written comments should be filed with: Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC, 20426. All comments must be filed by May 11, 2009, and should reference Project No. 2210-169. Comments may be filed electronically via the Internet in lieu of paper. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filings.
Copies of the draft EIS were distributed to the parties on the Commission's mailing list. Copies of the draft EIS will be available at the meeting. The draft EIS contains staff's evaluation of the applicant's proposal and the alternatives for relicensing the Smith Mountain Project. A copy of the draft EIS is also available for review in the Commission's Public Reference Branch, Room 2A, located at 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426. The draft EIS also may be viewed on the Commission's Web site at
You may also register online at
For further information, contact Allan Creamer at (202) 502-8365, or by e-mail at