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FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT (FONSI) ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT #OR-035-08-01 LIME WIND PROJECT OR-64395 The FONSI is a document that explains the reasons why an action will not have a significant effect on the human environment and, why, therefore, an EIS will not be required (40 CFR 1508.13). This FONSI is a stand-alone document but is attached to the Environmental Assessment (EA) and incorporates the EA by reference. The FONSI does not constitute the authorizing document: the decision record is the authorizing document. “Significance” as used in NEPA requires considerations of both context and intensity (40 CFR 1508.27). In relation to context, I find that the project’s affected region is localized and the effects of implementation are relevant to people recreating and living in the area. There would be no societal or regional impacts and no impacts on potentially affected interests. The affected area is comprised of the proposed twelve 250 KW wind turbines sites and the surroundi...