U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
Gateway West Transmission Line Project
Record of Decision
The Record of Decision (ROD) was released on November 14, 2013. The ROD identifies the BLM authorized route on public lands for Segments 1 through 7 and Segment 10. As explained in the ROD and initially presented in the final EIS, the BLM has chosen to pursue a phased decision for the project, deferring the decision for Segments 8 and 9 until a later date. Visit the BLM Idaho website for updates on the siting process for these segments.
The route as authorized in the ROD is the same as the BLM preferred alternative as presented in the final EIS for Segments 1 through 7 and Segment 10. A portion of Segment 4 in Lincoln County, Wyoming was modified following the release of the final EIS to minimize potential impacts on sage-grouse, ground disturbance in a landslide area, and conservation easements.
The ROD includes:
For additional segment-specific information see section 1.10 of the ROD.
News Release – 11/12/13
Record of Decision - Full document - 47.2mb