BPA is proposing to rebuild nearly 28 miles of the Grand Coulee-Creston No. 1 115-kV transmission line between the cities of Coulee Dam in Grant County and Creston in Lincoln County, Wash. The proposed project would include replacing all wood pole structures (including poles, cross arms, cross braces, guys, anchors and insulator assemblies) and conductor (including groundwire and fiber communications), improving existing access roads, and developing temporary access roads. The rebuilt line will continue to operate at 115-kV. The intention is that the rebuilt line will maintain at the same structure locations and similar pole heights as the existing line.
Over the next three years, BPA employees or contractors will be conducting field activities related to planning and environmental review. BPA will prepare an Environmental Assessment (EA) under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) to assess the potential environmental impacts of the proposed action and identify ways to reduce those impacts.
Feedback we receive during the public comment period will be used to help develop the EA. We have already held two public meetings to provide information on the project and take questions and comments. We will be holding one more public meeting on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.
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Wilbur, WA 99185