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Spar Canyon-Round Valley Access Road System Improvements (DOE/EA-1980)
Custer County, Idaho



  • PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

    Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) proposes to improve the access road system for its existing Spar Canyon-Round Valley transmission line located on Bureau of Land Management (BLM) land in Custer County, Idaho.

    BPA's system improvements would involve constructing 4 to 6 miles of new road, reinforcing road crossings at drainages with rock, and acquiring access rights from BLM for new road use. These improvements are needed because existing roads are in poor condition or lack a defined route of travel. Access roads are critical for continued safe and reliable operation and maintenance of the power transmission system.

  • CURRENT STATUS:

    BPA and BLM are developing a draft environmental assessment (EA) to identify potential environmental impacts from the proposed project, which will be released for public comment in 2015. A joint letter was mailed to the public on August 1, 2014 requesting comment. The comment period closed September 2, 2014. Based on the analysis in the EA and comments received, BPA will prepare either a finding of no significant impact (FONSI) and decide whether to proceed with the project, or environmental impact statement (EIS) if there is the potential for significant environmental impacts.

    Information is also available on the Idaho BLM website at: https://www.blm.gov/epl-front-office/eplanning/nepa/nepa_register.do.

  • PROJECT SCHEDULE:


    Scoping comment period August 1 through September 2, 2014
    Draft EA Spring 2015
    Final EA Late Spring 2015
    FONSI (if warranted) Summer 2015
    If decision to implement, construction start    Late Summer 2015

  • CONTACT:


    For environmental-related information, contact:
    Jeffrey J. Maslow
    Environmental Protection Specialist

    Bonneville Power Administration - KEC-4
    P.O. Box 3621
    Portland, OR 97208-3621
    Toll-free:
    Direct line:
    Email:
    800-622-4519
    503-230-3928
    jjmaslow@bpa.gov
    For project information, contact:
    James Semrau
    Project Manager

    Bonneville Power Administration - TEP-TPP-1
    P.O. Box 61409
    Vancouver, WA 98666-1409
    Toll-free:
    Direct line:
    Email:


    800-622-4519
    360-619-6629
    jesemrau@bpa.gov
    For project information, contact:
    Becky Lazdauskas
    BLM Realty Specialist

    U.S. Dept of Interior, Bureau of Land Management
    Idaho Falls District BLM
    1405 Hollipark Drive
    Idaho Falls, ID 83401
    Direct line:
    Email:
    208-524-7521
    rlazdauskas@blm.gov

  • DOCUMENTS:


    (All documents are in pdf format)

    SCOPING:
    Scoping comments received
    Public Letter (259 Kb) (08/01/2014)
    Project Map (484 Kb) (07/10/2014)
    Comment Form (121 Kb) (08/01/2014)

 


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