May 15, 2008
Pinedale BLM Seeks Comment on
Proposed Transmission Line and Substation
PacifiCorp, dba Rocky Mountain Power, has filed joint applications with BLM Pinedale Field Office (PFO) for the construction and operation of new high voltage substation and 230 kilovolt (kV) overhead transmission lines in Sublette County, Wyo., with some infrastructure to be located in northern Sweetwater County in the jurisdiction of the BLM Rock Springs Field Office (RSFO).
The proposed new project, called the Paradise 230 kV Project, would add infrastructure to complete a loop of high voltage power between the Jonah Field area, the Paradise Road area near the New Fork River, and connecting to the Big Piney Substation in Big Piney, Wyo. The purpose of the project would be to serve growing residential, commercial and industrial electrical loads in the region.
The complete scoping notice may be viewed at www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/info/NEPA/pfodocs/paradise.html.
The Pinedale Field Office is seeking comments through June 13, 2008. Comments should be addressed to:
BLM Pinedale Field Office
1625 West Pine Street
PO Box 768
Pinedale, WY 82941
The public comments and information submitted regarding this project including names, e-mail addresses and street addresses of the respondents will be available for public review and disclosure at the above address during regular business hours (7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) weekdays, except holidays. Individual respondents may request confidentiality. If you wish to withhold your name, address, or street address from public review or from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act, you must state this plainly at the beginning of your written comment. Such requests will be honored to the extent allowed by law. All submissions from organizations or businesses, and from individual identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or businesses, will be made available for public inspection in their entirety.
For more information, contact Jen Klinesmith at 307-367-5328.