Project: North Steens Transmission Line
| Project Status: Planning in Progress
| Office Location: Burns|
| Resource Area: Andrews|
| NEPA #: TBD Scoping Letter|
|Document Publish Date: 7/23/2009|
|Summary: Four public scoping meetings to discuss the proposed construction of a transmission line in the north Steens Mountain area are set for the end of July in Diamond, Frenchglen, Burns, and Bend, Oregon. The proposed 29-mile long transmission line would cross Bureau of Land Management (BLM), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Malheur National Wildlife Refuge and private lands.
Echanis, LLC recently applied for a right-of-way with the BLM to construct the 230 kilovolt (kV) line that would ultimately be used to convey power generated from wind farms proposed for development by parent-company Columbia Energy Partners, LLC on the north side of Steens Mountain.
Those interested in the transmission line development are encouraged to participate in the public scoping process. A formal comment form is attached to this scoping notice. The closing date for the scoping period is August 26, 2009. |
| Public Review Start Date : 7/27/2009|
|Public Review End Date : 8/26/2009|
| Contact: Burns District Office|
| Contact Phone: (541) 573-4400|
| Program Areas: Lands/Realty, Other|