Notice of Public Comment Period: Grand Canyon West 69kV Interconnection Project Environmental Assessment

KINGMAN, Ariz. — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Kingman Field Office has completed a preliminary Environmental Assessment (EA) and is seeking public comment om the proposed Grand Canyon West 69kV Interconnection Project (DOI-BLM-AZ-C010-2021-0020-EA).

The proposed project would provide improved electric and broadband communication services to Grand Canyon West (GCW). The proposed 36-mile powerline project involves both BLM-managed public lands and Tribal lands within the Hualapai Indian Reservation. The project would consist of a new substation located on Tribal lands at GCW, a new 69kV sub-transmission interconnect, originating at the existing Dolan Springs Substation (UniSource Energy Services) to the new GCW Substation, and a new 48-strand fiber optic line. The EA analyzes potential environmental impacts resulting from the proposed project. The preliminary EA is located on the BLM’s National NEPA register at:

The public comment period is for 30 days, beginning on October 25, 2021 and ending November 24, 2021. Electronic comments may be submitted via link shown above. Written comments may be submitted to BLM Kingman Field Office, 2755 Mission Blvd, Kingman, AZ 86401. If you would like to receive a hard copy of the environmental assessment, contact the BLM Kingman Field Office at 928-718-3700. If you have any project related questions, please contact Maria Nicoletti, Lead Realty Specialist, at, or at a 928-718-3700.

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.

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Rod Crum, Public Affairs Specialist