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Transwest Express

Project Information
Sector: Electricity Transmission
Project Category: 
FAST-41 Covered Projects
Project Status: 
Complete
Description: 

TransWest Express, LLC, sponsors the project, which consists of a 725-mile 600kV DC line from Sinclair, WY substation to Marketplace, NV substation.  The project is a 3 billion dollar project designed to carry renewable and other energy generated in Wyoming to the desert southwest. 

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) issued the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) in May 2016. The BLM completed agency and Tribal government consultations, and issued a Record of Decision December 2016, with the ROD Notice of Availability publication in the Federal Register December 16, 2016.  The project was paused temporarily awaiting action from the sponsor; BLM resumed processing in May 2017 and the ROW Grant was issued June 20.2017.  Section 107 and Section 106 consultations were completed prior to initiation under FAST-41, and thus are not included on the permitting timetable.  Information, including NEPA documentation, can be found on the TransWest project page:  http://bit.ly/TransWestExpress

Permitting Timeline

Action Agency Target Completion Status
Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)
Milestones:
Issuance of Notice of Intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)
Scoping
Official Notice of Availability of a Draft EIS published in the Federal Register
Official Notice of Availability of a Final EIS published in the Federal Register
Complete
Official Notice of Availability of a Supplemental Draft EIS published in the Federal Register
N/A
Official Notice of Availability of a Supplemental Final EIS published in the Federal Register
N/A
Issuance of Record of Decision or combined Final EIS / Record of Decision
Complete 12/16/2016
Issuance of an Amended Record of Decision
N/A
Bureau of Land Management Complete
Right-of-Way Authorization (DOI-BLM)
Milestones:
Initial application received
Complete
Completed application received
Issuance of decision for permit/approval.
Complete 06/23/2017
Target: 06/30/2017
Notice to proceed
Review Terminated with no decision
Bureau of Land Management 06/30/2017 Complete 06/23/2017
Right-of-Way Authorization (BOR)
Milestones:
Initial application received
Complete
Completed application received
N/A
Issuance of decision for permit/approval.
Complete 07/06/2017
Target: 07/17/2017
Notice to proceed
Review Terminated with no decision
Bureau of Reclamation (Cooperating under FAST-41), (Cooperating under NEPA) 07/17/2017 Complete 07/06/2017
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