Proposed Location: Kern and Los Angeles Counties, California
Technology: 230-kilovolt transmission line
Company: Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
Length: The Barren Ridge Renewable Transmission Project would extend 76 miles from the Barren Ridge Switching Station to Rinaldi Substation and extend 12 miles from the Castaic Power Plant to the proposed Haskell Canyon Switching Area. The proposed action on BLM managed land has 3 parts: (1) to issue a new right-of-way to create 4 miles of new transmisison line, (2) to allow re-conductoring of an existing transmission line on an exitsing 4 mile right-of-way, and (3) to allow placing cables on existing towers on an existing right-of-way for approximately 300 feet.
Status: The Final Environmental Impact Statement has been released and is available to the public
Public Comment: The public comment period for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement ended October 25, 2011. Comments were addressed and responded to in the Final Environmental Impact Statement. There is currently no public comment period.
During the public review period, written comments concerning the adequacy of the Draft EIS/EIR may be submitted in various ways. Comments must be submitted by Oct. 25, 2011. Following the public review period, written responses will be prepared for inclusion in the Final EIS/EIR.
Please submit written comments to the following: BRRTP--Forest Service/BLM/LADWP, c/o POWER Engineers, Inc., 731 Ball Road, Suite 100, Anaheim, CA 92805
For other ways of submitting comments please visit LA Dept of Water & Power
Public Meetings and Hearings
Five public meetings will be conducted on the dates, times, and locations listed below. The public meetings will inform the public about the proposed project and alternatives that were analyzed in the EIS/EIR and provide an opportunity for agencies, organizations, and interested individuals to provide written comments on the adequacy of the Draft EIS/EIR. The meetings will include an “open house” from 5:30 p.m. and 8:30 pm with a formal presentation at 7 pm.
September 20, 2011
Hughes-Elizabeth Lakes Union School
16633 Elizabeth Lakes Road
Lake Hughes, CA 93532
September 21, 2011
Mojave Veterans Building, Room 1
15580 “O” Street
Mojave, CA 93501
September 27, 2011
Agua Dulce Elementary School
11311 W. Frascati Street
Agua Dulce, CA 91390
September 28, 2011
Santa Clarita Activity Center
20880 Centre Pointe Parkway
Santa Clarita, CA 91350
September 29, 2011
Leona Valley Elementary School
9063 West Leona Avenue
Leona Valley, CA 93536
Future meetings, hearings and any other public involvement activities will be announced at least 15 days in advance through public notices, media releases, and/or mailings.
For more information, contact the Bureau of Land Management California Desert District Office, Lynnette Elser (951) 697-5233.