Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) has prepared a draft environmental
assessment (EA) for our proposed Alvey to Fairview Transmission Line Rebuild.
This letter requests your comments on the EA and outlines the project next
As you may know, BPA is proposing to rebuild the Alvey-Fairview
230-kilovolt (kV) transmission line between the cities of Eugene and Coquille in
Lane, Douglas and Coos counties, Oregon. The 97 mile-long rebuild would
include replacement of all wood-pole structures, including cross arms, cross
braces, guy wires, anchors, insulator assemblies, and switches. Some
existing access roads would be improved to accommodate construction equipment
and some new road access would be acquired or constructed in areas where access
is not available. The line would continue to operate at 230-kV.
The draft EA describes the project and why it is needed,
discusses the environmental impacts the project would create, and lists the
mitigation measures that would lessen or eliminate those impacts. The EA
is available for review and comment; you may access it online at www.bpa.gov/goto/Alvey-Fairview-Rebuild.
If you would like a hard copy (about 200 pages), please call our toll-free
document request line 1-800-622-4520. Please leave a message with the
project name, your name, and complete mailing address.