Corps of Engineers seeks comments on proposed Coastal Wind Demonstration Project

Published March 11, 2010

Washington, N.C. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Wilmington District will hold a public scoping meeting on a proposal by Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC, to construct up to three power-generating wind turbines.  Duke Energy proposes to construct the project within a 3-mile square area within the Pamlico Sound in Dare County, N.C., approximately 7.3 miles west of Avon and 9.1 miles north of Frisco.

 The purpose of the scoping meeting is to solicit comments from the public, Federal, state and local agencies and officials, and other interested parties regarding the proposed project within jurisdictional waters of the United States, including wetlands, and to identify issues and concerns to be addressed in the EIS.  This is not a public hearing.

 The meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. March 18, 2010, at the Dare County Justice Center, 962 Marshall C. Collins Drive in Manteo, N.C. 

 A Notice of Intent (NOI) to prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) was published in the Federal Register on Feb. 23, 2010.  The NOI and additional information can be found on the Wilmington Regulatory website:

 Written comments pertinent to the scoping meeting must be submitted by 4:15 p.m., April 2, 2010.  Send them to David Lekson, Washington Regulatory Field Office, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, P.O. Box 1000, Washington, NC 27889, or by email to  Comments will be considered in the preparation of the DEIS.

Release no. 18-060