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‚ÄčNisqually Transmission Line Relocation Project
Thurston County, Washington

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) is proposing to relocate two miles of transmission line corridor off the Nisqually Indian Reservation (Reservation) and off a portion of the Fort Lewis Military Base (Fort Lewis) just north of State Route 510. This corridor contains two BPA transmission lines. The relocation is being proposed because the 50-year easement for one of the lines on the Reservation has expired. Fort Lewis, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and the Nisqually Indian Tribe are cooperating agencies in the development of the Environmental Assessment (EA).

CURRENT STATUS:
On February 7, 2005 a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) was issued , as well as a Revision Sheet for the EA and a Mitigation Action Plan that outlines the mitigation measures that will be implemented. BPA has decided to proceed with the proposed action to relocate the two transmission lines off of the Nisqually Indian Reservation and onto Fort Lewis Military Base. Only Phase I of the proposed action will be constructed this year, with Phase II occurring sometime in the future when funding is available. 

CONTACT:
For further information on this project, please contact Stacy Mason, BPA Environmental Lead.

DOCUMENTS:

FINAL EA / FONSI:
Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)     (02/07/2005)
Public Letter                                            (02/07/2005)
Mitigation Action Plan                                (02/08/2005)
Revision Sheet                                        (02/08/2005)

PRELIMINARY EA:
Preliminary EA                                         (10/20/2004)
Public Letter                                            (10/18/2004)

SCOPING:
Scoping letter                                           (10/03/2003)
Comment Form                                        (10/03/2003)
Land Exchange Map                                  (10/03/2003)
Vicinity Map                                              (10/03/2003)