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RBC I The comment period on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the 400-mile Energy Gateway South Transmission Project is set to close on May 22, and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) encourages interested individuals to review and comment soon.
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. Comments received during this comment period will be used to determine standing for the USFS objection process (found in 36 CFR 218).
The Draft EIS is available for downloading on the BLM’s project website at: www.blm.gov/wy/st/ en/info/NEPA/documents/hdd/gateway_south.html. Comments may be submitted to the BLM by email: GatewaySouth_WYMail@blm.gov or by mail to: Energy Gateway South Project, Bureau of Land Management, P.O. Box 21150, Cheyenne, Wyo., 82003.
Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment – including your personal identifying information – may be made publicly available at any time. While you may ask us to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.
Following the close of the 90-day public comment period, the BLM will analyze the comments and prepare a final EIS, targeted for release in Winter/Spring 2015.