U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Wyoming State Office
|Release Date: 12/15/11|
BLM Releases Scoping Report for Transmission Project
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has released the scoping report for the Energy Gateway South Transmission Line Project. The report is a compilation of all comments received during the public comment period and from 12 open houses held in Wyoming, Colorado and Utah.
The report is available online at: http://www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/info/NEPA/documents/hdd/gateway_south/scoping.html
A total of 231 people attended the open houses. Comments were submitted to the BLM in comment forms, letters, and emails from diverse interests, including federal, state, and local governments, landowners and other citizens. BLM received 168 comment submittals resulting in 522 comments.
Although comments are welcome and encouraged at any time during EIS preparation, BLM requested them to be received or postmarked by the end of the 90-day scoping period, or June 30, 2011. Comments received until Aug. 15, 2011, were included in the scoping report.
All comments received were reviewed and analyzed to help identify the issues to be addressed in the studies and analyses of the EIS. The scoping activities and the results of scoping have been summarized in a scoping report, which includes all comment submittals in an appendix to the scoping report.
Energy Gateway South Transmission Line project is a 500-kilovolt (kV) alternating current transmission line originating near Medicine Bow in south-central Wyoming and terminating near Mona in central Utah, and is proposed by PacifiCorp, doing business as Rocky Mountain Power. The transmission line will transport power from both renewable and thermal energy sources.
For more information, contact Tamara Gertsch, BLM project manager, at 307-775-6115.
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. In Fiscal Year (FY) 2011, recreational and other activities on BLM-managed land contributed more than $130 billion to the U.S. economy and supported more than 600,000 American jobs. The Bureau is also one of a handful of agencies that collects more revenue than it spends. In FY 2012, nearly $5.7 billion will be generated on lands managed by the BLM, which operates on a $1.1 billion budget. The BLM's multiple-use mission is to sustain the health and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. The Bureau accomplishes this by managing such activities as outdoor recreation, livestock grazing, mineral development, and energy production, and by conserving natural, historical, cultural, and other resources on public lands.
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|Last updated: 12-15-2011|
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