The BLM is preparing a supplemental environmental impact statement (SEIS) 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.
The Executive Summary provides a stand-alone overview of the Draft Supplemental EIS, including route descriptions and the potential effects of the alternatives. It may be a good starting point. Because the detailed effects analysis in Chapters 3 and 4 refers to analysis related to segments 8 and 9 presented in the 2013 Final EIS for the original Gateway West project, it may help to have a copy of the Final EIS open alongside the Draft SEIS as you read. Chapters and sections in the Final EIS and Draft SEIS are consistently numbered for easier cross-referencing.
While you can download the full Draft SEIS document in one file, you may find it easier to open individual chapters or appendices. The document is offered both ways on the project Documents page. Please note that some files are very large, and you may see a blank page while they load. Clicking on this blank page while it is opening may cause the file to stop loading.
The online navigation guide below features paths into the document based on topics that have been of particular interest during the process so far. The links in the guide point to sections of the Draft SEIS and Final EIS which relate to the highlighted topic.