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Lane-Wendson Transmission Line Rebuild Project (DOE/EA-1952) 
Lane County, Oregon
PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
The Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) rebuilt its Lane-Wendson 115-kilovolt Transmission Line between Eugene and Florence, Oregon. 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 April of 2016 and decided to proceed with the Proposed Action. Project construction will begin in August 2016 and be completed in December 2019.
 

SCHEDULE:
Scoping comment period
Public scoping meeting
Public scoping meeting
Draft EA available for public comment
Final EA
Finding of No Significant Impact                 
Construction begins
Completion expected

 
March 15, 2013 to April 22, 2013​
April 2, 2013 in Florence, Oregon and
April 3, 2014 in Veneta, Oregon
November 30, 2015 to January 4, 2016
April 19, 2016
April 19, 2016
August 2016
December 2019

 
CONTACT:
For environmental information, contact:

Doug Corkran
Environmental Protection Specialist
Bonneville Power Administration - ECT-4
P.O. Box 3621
Portland, OR 97208-3621

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

​Toll-free:       800-622-4519
Direct line:    503-230-7646
Email:          dfcorkran@bpa,gov




Toll-free:        800-622-4519
Direct line:     360-619-6629
Email:           jesemrau@bpa.gov

DOCUMENTS:
FINAL EA / FONSI:
Public Letter         (05/05/2016)
Final EA               (04/19/2016)
FONSI:                (04/19/2016)
 
DRAFT:
Draft EA comments received 
Public Letter         (11/30/2015)
Draft EA               (11/30/2015)
Comment Form    (11/30/2015)

SCOPING
Scoping comments received
Public Letter         (03/15/2013)
Comment Form    (03/15/2013)
Project Map          (01/18/2013)