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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

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Oregon / Washington

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Project: West Butte Wind Power Right of Way

Project Status: Planning Completed
Office Location: Prineville
Resource Area: Deschutes
NEPA #: DOI-BLM-OR-PO60-2009-0064  Record of Decision
Document Publish Date: 7/20/2011
Summary: The project includes an access road and transmission line that would cross about 4.5 miles of BLM lands. BLM is requiring the developer, West Butte Wind Power LLC, to mitigate 9,000 acres of sage grouse habitat by providing funding for the restoration and enhancement of a similar amount and type of habitat on BLM lands.
Public Protest/Appeal Start Date : N/A - Historic
Public Protest/Appeal End Date : N/A - Historic
Contact: Steve Storo
Contact Phone: 541-416-6700
Program Areas: Lands/Realty
NEPA #: DOI-BLM-OR-P060-2009-0064-EIS  Environmental Impact Statement
Document Publish Date: 4/02/2010
Summary: West Butte Wind Power LLC (West Butte Wind) is proposing to construct, operate, and maintain a wind energy generation facility in Deschutes and Crook Counties, Oregon. The West Butte Wind Power Project would consist of up to 52 wind turbines, access roads, a substation, an Operations and Maintenance (O&M) facility, collector lines to transmit the generated energy to the substation, and a transmission line to transmit the energy from the project substation to the point of interconnection at an existing Bonneville Power Authority (BPA) transmission line. The type of turbine being proposed would be 2.0 to 3.0 megawatts (MW) in size, providing a maximum of 104 MW of generating capacity for the entire project. The project area is located about 32 miles east of the City of Bend and 30 miles south of the City of Prineville, north of Oregon State Highway 20.
Public Review Start Date : 4/02/2010
Public Review End Date : 5/17/2010
Contact: Prineville District Office
Contact Phone: (541) 416-6700
Program Areas: Lands/Realty