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Bandon-Rogue Transmission Line Rebuild Project
Coos & Curry Counties, Oregon



  • PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

    BPA made the decision to rebuild the Bandon-Rogue 115-kilovolt transmission line. The 46-mile long, wood pole line extends from the BPA Bandon substation to the BPA Rogue substation near the town of Nesika Beach in Coos and Curry Counties, Oregon. The project includes replacing wood poles, associated structural components, and conductor, installing 19 new structures, improvements to some existing access roads, construction of less than 1 mile of new access roads, and some vegetation removal. The rebuild will enable BPA to maintain reliable electric service and avoid risks to the public and worker safety. The line will continue to operate at 115-kV.

  • CURRENT STATUS:

    BPA decided to rebuild the Bandon-Rogue transmission line based on the Final Environmental Assessment (EA) and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI). The final EA includes a Floodplain Statement of Findings and a Mitigation Action Plan that outlines the mitigation measures that are being implemented. Construction began in May 2011 and will be completed in winter 2012.

  • CONTACT:

    For further information on this project, please contact:

    Erich Orth, Project Manager, Bonneville Power Administration - TEP-TPP3, P.O. Box 61409, Vancouver, WA 98666-1409; toll-free telephone 1-800-282-3713; direct telephone 360-619-6559; fax 360-619-6984; or e-mail etorth@bpa.gov.

    Kimberly St. Hilaire, Environmental Protection Specialist, Bonneville Power Administration - KEC-4, P.O. Box 3621,
    Portland, OR 97208-3621; toll-free telephone 1-800-282-3713; direct telephone 503-230-5361; fax 503-230-5699;
    or e-mail krshilaire@bpa.gov.

  • DOCUMENTS:

    Public Letter Announcing Final EA and FONSI (33Kb pdf) (05/05/11)
    Final EA and FONSI (10.6MB pdf) (05/03/11)
    February Preliminary EA Public Letter (10Kb pdf) (02/17/11)
    Revised Preliminary EA Comment Form (32Kb pdf) (02/17/11)
    January Preliminary EA Public Letter (28Kb pdf) (01/27/11)
    Preliminary EA Comment Form (10Kb pdf) (01/27/11)
    Preliminary EA (8.1MB pdf) (January 2011)
    Public Scoping Letter (32Kb pdf) (02/03/10)
    Comment Form (35Kb pdf) (02/03/10)
    EA Determination (36Kb pdf) (01/15/10)
    Project Vicinity Map (708Kb pdf) (01/13/10)


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