BLM invites public input on 214-mile transmission line proposal in Utah and Nevada


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FILLMORE, Utah — The Bureau of Land Management is seeking public input on the proposed Cross-Tie 500-kV Transmission Project that would connect the Clover Substation in central Utah with the Robinson Summit Substation in east-central Nevada. The 45-day public comment period ends Dec. 26, 2023.

“Engaging with the community using the public comment process is a vital opportunity to tap into the wealth of knowledge our community can provide,” said Utah State Director Gregory Sheehan. “Your insights and concerns help us shape decisions that resonate with the needs and values of our diverse publics.” 

The 214-mile proposed transmission line would provide access to reliable renewable energy, supporting the Biden-Harris Administration’s priority of a carbon-free electric grid by 2035. The Notice of Availability will publish in the Federal Register tomorrow, initiating the 45-day public comment period on the Draft EIS. For more information about the project, visit the BLM National NEPA Register

BLM will hold one virtual meeting and up to four in-person public information meetings on the project. We will announce the specific dates and locations of these meetings at least 10 days in advance through news releases, local media, social media, and our ePlanning project website (linked above). 

You may submit written comments via email and mail; you may submit verbal comments using the telephone hotline. Please submit comments through the methods listed below:   

  • Email:   
  • Mail: ATTN: Cross-Tie Project, Bureau of Land Management, Fillmore Field Office, 95 East 500 North, Fillmore, UT 84631 
  • Hotline: 1-888-674-0962

Please note, the most useful comments are specific and contain new technical or scientific information relevant to the proposed action. Comments that contain only opinions or preferences will not receive a formal response but may be considered in the BLM decision-making process.  

Before including an address, phone number, email address, or other personally identifiable information in any comments, be aware the entire comment—including personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. Requests to withhold personal identifying information from public review can be submitted, but the BLM cannot guarantee that it will be able to do so. 

For additional information, please contact Project Manager Clara Stevens at 435-743-3119. Individuals in the United States who are deaf, deafblind, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability may dial 711 (TTY, TDD, or TeleBraille) to access telecommunications relay services. These services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Replies are provided during normal business hours. 

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 western states, including Alaska, on behalf of the American people. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. Our mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.