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Vantage to Pomona Heights 230-kV Transmission Line Interconnection (DOE/EIS-0505)
Benton, Yakima, Kittitas, and Grant counties, Washington

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

Pacific Power will construct, operate, and maintain a new 230-kilovolt (kV) transmission line from Pacific Power's Pomona Heights substation located east of Selah, Washington, in Yakima County, to the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) Vantage Substation located east of the Wanapum Dam in Grant County, Washington. The existing Pacific Power Pomona Heights substation and BPA's Vantage substation will interconnect the new 230-kV transmission line to the regional electric grid.

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) was the lead federal agency responsible for the preparation of an environmental impact statement (EIS) that addressed the potential effects of the Vantage to Pomona Heights 230-kV Transmission Line Project. BPA was a cooperating agency for the EIS.  Additional project information  can be obtained through the BLM Website.

CURRENT STATUS:

In October of 2017, BPA decided to interconnect the Vantage to Pomona Heights transmission line into the Federal Columbia River Transmission System (FCRTS) via the Vantage Substation.  BPA’s construction activities are anticipated to start in early 2019.   

PROJECT SCHEDULE:

Scoping comment period ​January 5 to March 8, 2010
Scoping public meetings February 3 and 4, 2010
Draft EIS available for public comments January 4, 2013
Supplemental Draft EIS comment period January 2, 2015 to February 17, 2015
Supplemental Draft EIS public meetings January 28 and 29, 2015
Final EIS October 21, 2016  
Record of Decision ​October 3, 2017

 

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

For project information contact:
Rasha Kroonen
Project Manager
Bonneville Power Administration - TEPP-TPP-1
P.O. Box 61409
Vancouver, WA 98666-1409



Toll Free:  800-622-4519
Direct Line:  503-230-4047
Email:  kcgrange@bpa.gov

 

 

Toll Free: 800-622-4519
Direct Line:  360-619-6918
Email:  rmkroonen@bpa.gov

 

DOCUMENTS:  

ROD
Record of Decision                  (10/3/2017)
Federal Register Notice of Availability   (10/16/2017)

FINAL EIS:
BLM Public Letter                    (10/21/2016)
Final EIS                                (10/21/2016)
    Appendix A - Project Maps
    Appendices B1-B3
    Appendices B4-E
    Appendices F-I

SUPPLEMENTAL DRAFT EIS:
BLM Public Letter             
Supplemental Draft EIS    (01/02/2015)
    Appendix A1 Maps  
    Appendix A2 Maps 
    Appendices B-E

DRAFT EIS:
BLM Public Letter 
Draft EIS                        (01/04/2013)
     Appendix A
     Appendix B 
     Appendix C 
     Appendix D