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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Utah State Office
 
Release Date: 09/20/12
Contacts: Yanavey McCloskey 435-865-3032    

Cameron to Milford Onsite Tour October 3, 2012 of Proposed Transmission Line Project


Cedar City - The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Cedar City Field Office is conducting an onsite tour for interested members of the public of possible routes for the proposed Cameron to Milford – 138 kV Transmission Line Project. The tour will convene at 9:00 AM on October 3, 2012 at the intersection of The Pass Road and SR 21 just south of Milford, Utah. The tour route will follow The Pass Road and end in Beaver, Utah. Representatives from the BLM and Rocky Mountain Power will be available to answer questions regarding the proposal and the routes being analyzed in the Environmental Assessment (EA) currently being prepared for the project.
 
PacifiCorp, doing business as Rocky Mountain Power, proposes to construct, operate, and maintain a single-circuit, alternating current, 138 kV overhead transmission line. The transmission line would be located between the existing Cameron Substation near Beaver in Beaver County, and the existing Milford Substation near the community of Milford in Beaver County, Utah; a distance of approximately 19 miles, about 12 of which would be on public land, depending on the route selected.  The requested right-of-way width on public lands for construction and operation of the project is 60 feet except for a portion of one alternative route where it is proposed to be 100 feet over steep terrain.  The project also includes expansion of the existing Cameron Substation on private land to accommodate new substation equipment for interconnecting the proposed transmission line with the existing system.
 
Under Federal law, the BLM is responsible for responding to applications for rights-of-way on BLM-administered lands.  In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act, the BLM is preparing an EA for the right-of-way application and a possible amendment to the Cedar Beaver Garfield Antimony Resource Management Plan.  The EA will evaluate, analyze, and disclose to the public the direct, indirect, and cumulative environmental impacts of implementing the proposed project and amending the existing land use plan. For more details about the tour contact Karen McAdams-Kunze, BLM Realty Specialist, at (435) 285.3825 or via email at kkunze@blm.gov.


The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In Fiscal Year 2013, the BLM generated $4.7 billion in receipts from public lands.
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Last updated: 09-20-2012