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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Cedar City Field Office
 
Release Date: 08/22/14
Contacts: Yanavey McCloskey , 435-865-3032  

Signing Ceremony for New Beaver County Electric Transmission Line


Milford, Utah— On Aug. 25, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Utah Cedar City Field Office, along with Beaver County and Rocky Mountain Power, will host a signing ceremony for the new Cameron to Milford energy transmission line. The event will begin promptly at 2 p.m. at the Milford City Office, 26 South 100 West, Milford, Utah.
 
Signing the documents will be Juan Palma, Bureau of Land Management State Director, and Richard Walje, President and CEO of Rocky Mountain Power, authorizing construction of the Cameron to Milford 138,000-volt Transmission Line on public lands in Beaver County. The single-circuit overhead transmission line, about 25 miles long, will be located between existing substations in Cameron and Milford. The line will increase electric power capacity and enhance service reliability to the Beaver County area. Currently, residents and businesses rely exclusively on a single 46,000-volt transmission system that lacks the capacity to meet growing demand for electricity in the area. The new line will also provide a back-up transmission line in the event of a disruption on the first line.  
 
An Environmental Assessment analyzing impacts of the transmission line is available at: http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/fo/cedar_city.html.
 
For additional information, please contact Brandon Johnson at (435)865-3081. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339 to leave a message for the above individual. The FIRS is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Replies are provided during normal business hours.


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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Cedar City Field Office   176 East DL Sargent Drive, Cedar City, Utah 84721  

Last updated: 08-22-2014