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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Pinedale Field Office
 
Release Date: 01/06/12
Contacts: Shelley Gregory    
  307-315-0612    

BLM Seeks Public Comment on Proposed Power Line:
Informational Open House Planned


The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Pinedale Field Office (PFO) is seeking public comment on the proposed Anticline Electrification Phase I project and will hold an informational open house on Wednesday, Feb. 1, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the PFO Rendezvous Room at 1625 W. Pine in Pinedale, Wyo.

The proposed power lines would provide electrical power to various oil and gas facilities and allow operators to convert from internal combustion generators and motors to electric energy to power equipment. This electrification project would also reduce the amount of ozone forming chemicals that enter the local environment and improve air quality in the region.

The project, if permitted, is anticipated to begin in the late summer or early fall of 2012 and be completed by spring of 2013. Phase I consists of three parts:

  • Approximately 17 miles of double-circuit 25kV distribution line and eight miles of other distribution lines beginning just north of Paradise Road and proceeding south and east along the backbone of the Anticline to Highway 191. 
  • Approximately 5 miles of 69 kV transmission line from Highway 351 to the Boulder South County Road 23-106 and a substation south of Highway 351 and west of the North Jonah Road. 
  • A 10 mile reroute of the authorized Paradise 230 kV transmission line. Currently, this line is authorized to parallel Highway 191 to Highway 351 then follow Highway 351 to Paradise Road. The reroute would have the line go from Highway 191 west to the Falcon Compressor area and then north along the backbone of the Anticline to Highway 351 parallel to the above mentioned 25 kV distribution line.

For additional information, please visit www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/info/NEPA/documents/pfo/papa-elec.html

An environmental assessment (EA) will analyze the effects of the construction and operation of this proposed project. The BLM is seeking constructive public comments to help identify potential issues, concerns, ideas and alternatives to be addressed in the EA. Mail or deliver written comments by Monday, Feb. 6 to the PFO, 1625 W. Pine, P.O. Box 768, Pinedale, WY 82941; or fax to 307-367-5329; or email to bwadswor@blm.gov with “Electrification Phase I” in the subject line.

Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment – including your personal identifying information – may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

For further information, please contact PFO Realty Specialist Bill Wadsworth at 307-367-5341.



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: 01-06-2012