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Verde Transmission Project and Resource Management Plan Amendment

In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) New Mexico State Office and Taos Field Office intend to prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS), and resource management plan (RMP) amendment in response to a right-of-way application filed by Verde Transmission, LLC (Verde).

Verde proposes to construct a new, approximately 33-mile single-circuit 345 kV transmission line that will interconnect the existing Public Service Company of New Mexico (PNM) Ojo Substation in southern Rio Arriba County to the existing Norton Substation in Santa Fe County, New Mexico.  The project would cross Federal lands administered by the BLM, private lands, and tribal lands in both Rio Arriba and Santa Fe Counties.

1. Planning Assessment Phase

Completed

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2. Notice of Intent

Completed

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3. Scoping Phase

Completed

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4. Preliminary Alternatives

Completed

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5. Draft RMP Notice of Availability

Completed

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6. Proposed RMP Notice of Availability

Not Initiated

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7. Record of Decision: Notice of Availability

Not Initiated

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Contact Information

Adrian Garcia

(505) 954-2199

BLM_NM_Verde@blm.gov

 

Documents

January 5, 2017 Letter to the Editor

Verde Transmission Project Scoping Questions and Answers (BLM)

Verde Transmission Project Scoping Questions and Answers (Verde Transmission, LLC and Hunt Power)

Map of Proposed Routes

The buffer zone varies in width from 150' on Pueblo lands where the route is already defined to 300' on private and 1,000' on BLM since the options are preliminary at this time.