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Bandon-Rogue Transmission Line Rebuild Project  (DOE/EA-1739)
Coos and Curry counties, Oregon

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
The Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) decided 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 includes replacing wood poles, associated structural components, and conductor, installing 19 new structures, improvements to some existing access roads, construction of less than 1 mile of new access roads, and some vegetation removal. The rebuild will enable BPA to maintain reliable electric service and avoid risks to the public and worker safety.
The line will continue to operate at 115 kilvolt.

CURRENT STATUS:
BPA decided to rebuild the Bandon-Rogue transmission line based on the final environmental assessment (EA) and finding of no significant impact (FONSI). The final EA includes a Floodplain Statement of Findings and a Mitigation Action Plan that outlines the mitigation measures that are being implemented.

CONTACT:
For environmental information, contact:
Kimberly St.Hilaire
Environmental Protection Specialist
Bonneville Power Administration - ECT-4
P.O. Box 3621
Portland, Oregon  97208-3621

For project information, contact: 
Erich Orth
Project Manager​
Bonneville Power Administration - TEP-TPP-3
P.O. Box 61409
Vancouver, WA  98666-1409



Toll-free: ​      800-622-4519
Direct line:   503-230-5361
Email:          krshilaiare@bpa.gov



Toll-free:       800-622-4519
Direct line:    360-619-6559
Email:          etorth@bpa.gov

DOCUMENTS:

FINAL EA: 
Public Letter                      (05/05/2011)
Final EA and FONSI            (05/03/2011)

PRELIMINARY DRAFT EA: 
Preliminary EA comments received
Public Letter                      (02/17/2011)
Revised Comment Form     (02/17/2011)

January Public Letter          (01/27/2011)
Preliminary EA                   (January 2011)
Comment Form                 (01/27/2011)

SCOPING: 
Scoping comments received 
Public Scoping Letter         (02/03/2010)
Comment Form                (02/03/2010)
Project Map                      (01/14/2010)

DETERMINATION MEMO:
EA Determination              (01/15/2010)
Project Map                      (01/13/2010)