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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Wyoming State Office
 
Release Date: 03/27/14
Contacts: Beverly Gorny    
  307-775-6158    

Gateway South Transmission Project Public Meetings Continue in Colorado


The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Wyoming State Office is hosting public meetings in Colorado to answer questions, provide information and accept comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the 412-mile Energy Gateway South Transmission Project that would carry power from south-central Wyoming to central Utah.

Meetings will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on the following dates and locations:

        • Monday, March 31: Colorado Northwestern Community College, Weiss Conference Room, 300 Kennedy Drive, Rangely, Colo.
        • Tuesday, April 1: Colorado Northwestern Community College, Academic Building Commons Area, 2801 W. Ninth St., Craig, Colo.

The public has until May 22, 2014, to review and comment on the draft EIS.

PacifiCorp, doing business as Rocky Mountain Power, is proposing to construct, maintain, and operate the Energy Gateway South Transmission Project that would result in constructing approximately 412 miles of 500-kilovolt, overhead, alternating-current transmission lines extending from south-central Wyoming to central Utah. When completed, the project would transmit about 1,500 megawatts of electricity generated from facilities in Wyoming.

The BLM is the lead federal agency for the National Environmental Policy Act review process and is working with cooperating agencies in Wyoming, Colorado, and Utah. Members of the public, government agencies, and Tribes are encouraged to provide comment on the Draft EIS during the 90-day public comment period. The U. S. Forest Service (USFS) is a cooperating agency and will be deciding whether to issue a special use permit for the project. Comments received during this comment period will be used to determine standing for the USFS objection process (found in 36 CFR 218).

The Draft EIS is available for downloading on the BLM’s project website at: http://www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/info/NEPA/documents/hdd/gateway_south.html. Comments may be submitted to the BLM during the public meetings, by email: GatewaySouth_WYMail@blm.gov or by mail to: Energy Gateway South Project, Bureau of Land Management, P.O. Box 21150, Cheyenne, WY 82003.

Following the 90-day public comment period, the BLM will analyze the comments and prepare a final EIS, targeted for release in Winter/Spring 2015.



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: 03-27-2014