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Port Angeles-Juan de Fuca Transmission Project
Greater Victoria Area, B.C. Canada to Port (DOE/EIS-0378)
Angeles and Clallam counties, Washington

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
Sea Breeze Olympic Converter LP (Sea Breeze), a private developer, is planning to construct a 550-megawatt direct current (DC) electric transmission cable from Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, across the Strait of Juan de Fuca to Port Angeles, Washington. Sea Breeze received a Presidential permit from the Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE) for the international crossing of the cable, and was granted authorization from BPA to connect into the federal electric transmission system.

The cable will be placed in a trench on the sea floor of the Strait for most of its length, with about 12 miles in U.S. jurisdiction. On land, it will be placed in a trench in local streets in Port Angeles and will connect to a proposed DC/AC converter station, which in turn will connect to the adjacent Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) Port Angeles Substation. This existing BPA substation will be expanded to accommodate the cable interconnection.

In March 2007, DOE (BPA and OE) released a draft environmental impact statement (EIS) that analyzed the potential impacts of the project. In October 2007, a Final EIS was released that addressed comments that were received on the draft. DOE decided to implement the Proposed Action and Preferred Alternative as described in the EIS and a Record of Decision was signed in Washington DC on May 27, 2008 and in Portland Oregon on May 30, 2008.

CURRENT STATUS:
DOE (BPA and OE) has decided to implement the Proposed Action and Preferred Alternative as described in the EIS. The Record of Decision was signed in Washington DC on May 27, 2008 and in Portland Oregon on May 30, 2008. 

CONTACT:

Stacy Mason, BPA Environmental Lead ​Toll free: ​800-622-4519
​Bonneville Power Administration - ECP-4 ​Direct line: ​503-230-5455
​P.O. Box 3621 Email: slmason@bpa.gov
​Portland, Oregon 97208-3621


DOCUMENTS:

RECORD of DECISION:
Public Letter                   (06/02/2008)
Record of Decision          (05/30/2008)
Mitigation Action Plan       (05/30/2008)
Supplement Analysis       (02/05/2008)

FINAL EIS:
Public Letter                   (10/04/2007)
Final EIS                        (October 2007)

DRAFT EIS:
Public Letter                    (03/08/2007)
Comment Form               (03/08/2007)
Draft EIS                         (03/02/2007)
         Figures not embedded in draft EIS:
         Figure S-1 Project Location 
         Figure 1-1 Project Location 
         Figure 2-1 Marine Corridor for Proposed Action 
         Figure 2-4 Proposed Cable Route into Port Angeles Harbor 
         Figure 2-7 Proposed Cable Route into Port Angeles 
         Figure 2-9 Layout of Proposed HDD Construction Site 
         Figure 2-11 Converter Station Site & BPA Substation 
         Figure 3-1 Strait of Juan de Fuca 
         Figure 3-2 Converter Station and Substation Vicinity 
         Figure 3-3 Habitat and Species 
         Figure 3-4 Soils in Project Vicinity 
         Figure 3-5 Seismic Site Classes 
         Figure 3-6 Identified Faults in Project Vicinity 
         Figure 3-7 Aerial Photo of Project Vicinity 
         Figure 3-12 Foreseeable Future Actions 
         Appendix A - Sea Breeze HVDC Light - Technical Background 
         Appendix B - Scoping and Consultation
         Appendix C - Bathymetric and Surficial Geology 
         Appendix D - Special Status Plant Species in Clallam County 
         Appendix E - Contractor Disclosure Forms

Updated Schedule Public Letter  (05/10/2006) 

SCOPING:
Public Letter                    (05/04/2005)
Fact Sheet                      (05/24/2005) 
Map                               (05/24/2005) 
Notice of Intent                (04/28/2005) 
Public Meeting Materials   (05/24/2005)