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Release Date: 05/08/14
Contacts: Beverly Gorny    

Comment Period for Energy Gateway South Transmission Project Set to Close

The comment period on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the 400-mile Energy Gateway South Transmission Project is set to close on Thursday, May 22, 2014. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) encourages interested individuals to review and comment.

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 a 412-mile, 500-kilovolt, overhead, alternating-current transmission line 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 for this project, 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: Comments may be submitted to the BLM by email: or by mail to: Energy Gateway South Project, Bureau of Land Management, P.O. Box 21150, Cheyenne, WY 82003.

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 may ask us to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

Following the close of 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 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.

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Last updated: 05-08-2014