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Release Date: 06/05/12
Contacts: Mike Blakeman, Public Affairs (719) 852-6212    

BLM Seeks Input on Plaza-Waverly Project (06-04-12)

MONTE VISTA  - The San Luis Valley Field Office is seeking public input on the preliminary environmental assessment (EA) for a proposed transmission line upgrade that would cross lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, as well as privately owned lands.

The San Luis Valley Rural Electric Cooperative Inc. proposed to upgrade a 69kV power line to an 115kV from the Waverly Substation, located 10 miles southwest of Alamosa, to the Plaza Substation, located five miles northwest of Monte Vista.  The height and structure of the proposed poles would not change significantly from the current structures.

The preliminary Plaza-Waverly Transmission Line Upgrade EA may be viewed at  Hard copies of the EA may be viewed at the San Luis Valley Public Lands Center in Monte Vista and at the public libraries in Alamosa, La Jara and Monte Vista.

Comments would be most useful if received by July 6, 2012 and should identify issues or concerns relating to this analysis. Comments may be emailed to; or mailed to San Luis Valley Public Lands Center, Attention: Joseph Vieira, Project Manager, 1803 West Hwy 160, Monte Vista, CO 81144.

Before including your address, phone number, e-mail 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 more information, contact Joseph Vieira, Project Manager, at 719-852-6213.

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 sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

  1803 West Highway 160      Monte Vista, CO 81144  

Last updated: 06-14-2012