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Boardman to Hemingway Transmission Line

PROJECT WEBSITE: Boardman To Hemingway Project Page

All dates below are specific to the schedule of the Environmental Review and Permitting processes for this project.

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ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW AND PERMITTING STATUS
IN PROGRESS

ESTIMATED COMPLETION DATE OF ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW AND PERMITTING
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7 out of 9

ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW AND PERMITTING PROCESSES
COMPLETED

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SECTOR
Electricity Transmission

CATEGORY
FAST-41 Covered Projects

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LEAD AGENCY
Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management

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COOPERATING AGENCY Department of Agriculture, US Forest Service

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COOPERATING AGENCY Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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COOPERATING AGENCY Department of Defense, US Navy

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COOPERATING AGENCY Department of the Army, US Army Corps of Engineers - Regulatory

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COOPERATING AGENCY Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation

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COOPERATING AGENCY Department of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service

Description:

PacifiCorp, Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), and Idaho Power jointly propose to design, construct, operate and maintain a new 500 kilovolt, single-circuit electric transmission line from a proposed substation near Boardman, Oregon to the Hemingway Substation near Melba, Idaho. The 500kV line will span approximately 300 miles total, 88 miles on land managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). The project would provide additional capacity for exchanging energy between the Pacific Northwest and the Intermountain West, depending on which region is experiencing the highest demand.

BLM received Idaho Power Company’s Boardman to Hemingway Transmission Line Project application and Plan of Development (POD) on Dec. 19, 2007.

In keeping with its mission and NEPA, BLM has established collaborative relationships with many Federal, State and local organizations to facilitate cooperative government reviews, ensure science-based decision-making, and prevent duplicative efforts. As part of this approach, BLM incorporates input from the public and affected local governments into the review process. BLM relies on this input to develop an Environmental Impact Statement (as required by 30 CFR 550.269) to support its decision-making process. Additional information, including NEPA documentation, can be found on the Boardman to Hemingway project page, http://boardmantohemingway.com.

Project Litigation - A complaint was filed with the United States District Court for the District of Oregon, Pendleton Division on 11/12/2019, Case 2:19-cv-01822-SU

Permitting Timetable

The permitting timetable below displays data as reported by agencies. Dates for Environmental Review and Permitting processes (Actions) that are in 'Paused' or 'Planned' status are subject to change and are not indicative of a project's final schedule.

  • For information about extensions, select an Action from the timetable below and select 'View Action Details' at the bottom of the page.
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Action Information

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