The BLM is preparing a supplemental environmental impact statement (EIS) analyzing new information associated with the potential impacts of approving a right-of-way (ROW) application for segments 8 and 9 of the Gateway West transmission line project.
Rocky Mountain Power and Idaho Power have submitted a revised application and revised plan of development for segments 8 and 9. The BLM determined that this new information warrants additional analysis and public review under the National Environmental Policy Act.
Part of NEPA analysis is determining which Federal laws, regulations
and policies apply to the proposed action being analyzed. The BLM is responsible for ensuring that its decisions comply with all applicable
laws and policies and pursuant regulations.
Among the laws that apply to processing the proposal for Gateway
West segments 8 and 9 are the Federal Land Policy Management Act,
the Clean Water Act, the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, the Endangered
Species Act, the National Historic Preservation Act and Public Law
103-64, which established the Snake River Birds of Prey NCA.