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‚ÄčKalispell-Kerr Transmission Line Rebuild  (DOE/EA-1961)
Flathead and Lake counties, Montana

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
The Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) rebuilt its Kalispell-Kerr 115-kilovolt Transmission Line between Kalispell and Polson, Montana. To understand the potential environmental impacts of this proposal, BPA prepared an environmental assessment (EA). Two alternatives were studied in the EA: to rebuild the line or to not rebuild the line, and continue on with current operation and maintenance practices. The EA described anticipated impacts to natural and human resources and included mitigation measures that will help avoid or minimize impacts.

CURRENT STATUS:
BPA issued the final EA and Finding of No Significant Impact for the project in December of 2016 and decided to proceed with the Proposed Action. Project construction will begin in Spring 2017 and be completed in Winter 2018.

PROJECT SCHEDULE:
Scoping comment period
Scoping public meetings

Draft EA comment period
Final EA
Finding of No Significant Impact (if warranted)
Construction begins
Completion expected

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

For project information, contact:
Amanda Williams
Project Manager
Bonneville Power Administration - TEP-TPP-1
P.O. Box 61409
Vancouver, WA  98666-1409


May 28, 2013 to June 28, 2013
June 17, 2013 in Polson, MT
June 18, 2013 in Kalispell, MT
February 1, 2016 to March 1, 2016
December 20, 2016
December 20, 2016
Summer 2017
Winter 2018



Toll-free:       800-622-4519
Direct line:    503-230-3233
Email:          jtmoffett@bpa.gov



Toll-free:       800-622-4519
Direct line:    360-619-6634
Email:          amloran@bpa.gov

DOCUMENTS:

FINAL EA / FONSI:
Public Letter                                     (12/30/2016)
Final EA                                           (12/20/2016)
FONSI and Mitigation Action Plan          (12/20/2016)

DRAFT:
Draft EA comments received
Public Letter         (02/01/2016)
Draft EA               (February, 2016)
Comment Form     (02/01/2016)

SCOPING
Scoping comments received
Public Letter         (05/28/2013)
Comment Form    (05/28/2013)
Project Map          (05/09/2013)

EA Determination Memo (04/05/2013)