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Salem-Albany Transmission Line Rebuild Draft Environmental Assessment



The following comments were submitted in response to the open comment period described below.

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BPA is accepting comments on the draft Environmental Assessment for the proposed Salem-Albany Transmission Line Rebuild, in Polk, Benton, Linn, and Marion counties, Oregon. The proposed project is needed due to the age and deterioration of the two lines.

The draft Environmental Assessment analyzes the potential environmental consequences of the proposed project that would include:

• replacing all components of the two transmission lines, including the wood poles and conductors (existing fiber on both lines would remain),
• activities such as improving, acquiring, and building access roads and removing trees.


BPA will hold two informal, open-house public meetings to answer questions and accept comments on the draft Environmental Assessment. There will not be a formal presentation, so you may come any time during the meeting.

Wednesday July 23, 2014
4 to 7 p.m.
Henry Hill Educational Support Center
(Formerly Henry Hill Elementary)
750 S. 5th St. Independence, OR  97351 

Thursday July 24, 2014
4 to 7 p.m.
Fairmount Grange
835 NW North Albany Rd.
Albany, OR  97321



For More Information:
http://efw.bpa.gov/environmental_services/Document_Library/Salem-Albany/

Close of comment:  8/6/2014

  • SATLR14 0002 -  Summers/Portand and Western Railraod

  • SATLR14 0003 -  Robison/Union Pacific Railroad

  • SATLR14 0004 -  Babbitt/Salem Audubon Society

  • SATLR14 0005 -  Young/US Fish and Wildlife Service

  • SATLR14 0006 -  Taylor/Oregond Department of Fish and Wildlife

  • SATLR14 0007 -  Lewis/Benton County Community Development Department



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