Bandon-Rogue Transmission Line Rebuild Project
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BPA proposes to rebuild the Bandon-Rogue 115-kilovolt transmission line. The 46-mile long, wood pole line extends from the BPA Bandon substation to the BPA Rogue substation near the town of Nesika Beach in Coos and Curry Counties, Oregon. The project would include replacing wood poles, associated structural components, and conductor, access road improvements, and some vegetation removal. The rebuild would enable BPA to maintain reliable electric service and avoid risks to the public and worker safety. The line would continue to operate at 115-kV.
To understand the potential environmental impacts of this proposal, BPA will prepare an Environmental Assessment (EA). Two alternatives will be studied in the EA: to rebuild the line or not to rebuild, continuing with current operation and maintenance practices. The EA will describe anticipated impacts to natural and human resources and include mitigation measures that would enable BPA to avoid or minimize impacts.
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Close of comment: 4/5/2010