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Transwest Express

PROJECT WEBSITE: TransWest

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

PROJECT STATUS
COMPLETE
SECTOR
Electricity Transmission
CATEGORY
FAST-41 Covered Projects
LEAD AGENCY
Department of Interior
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 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.

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Responsible Agency
Status
Actual Completion Date