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.
- The draft SEIS will be published in September 2015 (rather than June).
- There will be a 90-day public comment period on the draft SEIS (September-December 2015), with public meetings during that time.
- The final SEIS will be published in April 2016, with a Record of Decision (ROD) in June 2016.
The revised schedule will not allow for any extension of the comment period
on the draft SEIS.