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Central Ferry-Lower Monumental Transmission Line Project (DOE/EIS-0422)
Garfield, Columbia, and Walla Walla counties, Washington

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) built a new 500-kilovolt transmission line from BPA's Central Ferry Substation, near the Port of Central Ferry in Garfield County, generally west through Garfield, Columbia, and Walla Walla counties to BPA's Lower Monumental Substation in Walla Walla County. The line was needed to increase the electrical capacity of BPA's transmission system in response to requests for transmission service in this area.

BPA was the lead agency for preparation of the environmental impact statement (EIS). In furtherance of existing cooperative agreements between BPA and the State of Washington, the Washington Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council also participated in preparation of the EIS. Among other things, this state agency assisted BPA in evaluating and identifying state interests.

CURRENT STATUS:
BPA completed environmental review and preliminary engineering design in early 2011. The agency issued a record of decision to build the line in March 2011. After approximately 2 years of project delays, BPA moved forward with project construction and the line was energized in late 2015.  BPA held two "Meet the Builder" open-house meetings where attendees learned about the construction schedule, spoke with the contractor hired to build the new line and met the BPA project team.

​CONTACT:
For environmental information, contact:
Katey Grange
Environmental Protection Specialist
Bonneville Power Administration - ECT-4
P.O. Box 3621
Portland, OR  97208-3621

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



Toll-free:        800-622-4519
Direct line:     503-230-4047
Email:           kcgrange@bpa.gov  


Toll-free:        800-622-4519
Direct line:     360-619-6557
Email:           cjhamel@bpa.gov

DOCUMENTS:

PROJECT UPDATES
"Meet the Builder" postcard                 (04/12/2014)

SUPPLEMENTAL ANALYSIS:
SA-01 Access Road Modifications        (04/01/2014)
Public Letter - update                         (08/23/2013)
Project Map - Update                         (08/09/2013)

RECORD of DECISION:
Public Letter                                                 (05/11/2012)
ROD Public Letter                                          (03/18/2011)
Record of Decision with Mitigation Action Plan    (03/11/2011)

FINAL EIS:
Final EIS Public Letter                (02/15/2011)
Final EIS                                  (February 2011)
Preferred Alternative Letter          (09/20/2010)
Preferred Alternative Map            (09/13/2010)

DRAFT EIS:
Draft EIS                                   (July 2010)
Draft EIS Public Letter                 (06/29/2010)
Comment Form                         (06/29/2010)

SCOPING:
Project Scoping Summary Letter   (09/28/2009)
Updated Project Vicinity Map         (09/22/2009)
Project Factsheet                        (07/23/2009)

Public Scoping Letter                   (06/16/2009)
Comment Form                          (06/16/2009)
Project Vicinity Map                      (06/16/2009)

NOTICE OF INTENT:
Notice of Intent                            (06/09/2009)