The comment period on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the 400-mile Energy Gateway South Transmission Project is set to close next week. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is encouraging interested individuals to review the plan and comment on it. PacifiCorp, doing business as Rocky Mountain Power, is proposing to construct, maintain, and operate the Energy Gateway South Transmission Project that would result in constructing a 412-mile, 500-kilovolt, overhead, alternating-current transmission line extending from south-central Wyoming to central Utah. When completed, the Project would transmit about 1,500 megawatts of electricity generated from facilities in Wyoming. The BLM is the lead federal agency for the National Environmental Policy Act review process for this project, and is working with cooperating agencies in Wyoming, Colorado, and Utah. Members of the public, government agencies, and Tribes are encouraged to provide comment on the Draft EIS during the 90-day public comment period. The U.S. Forest Service (USFS) is a cooperating agency and will be deciding whether to issue a special use permit for the project. Click here for access to the plan and instructions for commenting. The comment period ends May 22nd.
Deadline Looming For Comments on Transmission Lines
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