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Holcomb-Naselle 115-kV Transmission Line Rebuild
Pacific and Wahkiakum counties, Washington

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) has decided to proceed with the Holcomb-Naselle Transmission Line Rebuild Project.  This project involves rebuilding the 21 mile-long Holcomb-Naselle 115-kilovolt transmission line located in Pacific and Wahkiakum counties, Washington.  BPA will replace many of the wood pole structures, replace conductor and hardware, install fiber optic cable, and improve the existing access road system that allows BPA access to the Holcomb-Naselle transmission line.      

ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW:
To understand the potential environmental impacts of this proposal, BPA prepared an environmental assessment (EA) that discussed the project, including rebuilding the line and a no-action alternative in which the line is not rebuilt and current maintenance practices continue.  The EA also described anticipated impacts to natural and human resources and includes mitigation measures that would help avoid or minimize potential impacts.

CURRENT STATUS:
BPA released its final EA and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI). The FONSI includes a Mitigation Action Plan to help avoid or minimize potential impacts. 

The schedule for the environmental review was as follows:
     

         Scoping comment period
         Draft EA Comment period
         Final Environmental analysis
         Finding of No Significant Impact (if warranted)
​Februrary 20, 2018 - March 26, 2018
August 7, 2019 to August 22, 2019
March 2020
March 2020
​         If decision to build, construction start ​Spring 2020


CONTACT:

For environmental information, contact:
Tish Eaton                                                                  
Environmental Protection Specialist                               
Bonneville Power Administration – ECT-4                          
PO Box 3621
Portland, Oregon 97208-3621​

Toll-free:
  800-622-4519                                   
Direct line:  503-230-3469 
Email:  tkeaton@bpa.gov  

 

For project information, contact:
Amanda Williams                                                             
Project Manager                                                               
Bonneville Power Administration – TEP-TPP-1                       
PO Box 61409
Vancouver, WA 98666-1409​

Toll-free: 
800-622-4519                                   
Direct line:  503-230-5922
Email:  amloran@bpa.gov

 
DOCUMENTS:

FINAL EA/FONSI:
Public Letter                               March 16, 2020
Final EA                                     March 2020 
FONSI and Mitigation Action Plan      March 12, 2020 

DRAFT EA:
Public Letter             August 7, 2019
Comment Form        August 7, 2019
Draft EA                    August, 2019

SCOPING:
Public comments received
Public Letter            February 20, 2018
Project Map             February 20, 2018
Comment Form       February 20, 2018