BLM, USFS and ODOE have published the latest edition of the B2H Newswire. This issue contains information on the project schedule, preliminary preferred alternatives selection and the status of Idaho Power’s preliminary Application for a Site Certificate.
Idaho Power will submit the eastern route alternative as its proposed route in its revised right of way application (SF-299) to the Bureau of Land Management. This route is one of three alternatives developed through the Community Advisory Process.
Idaho Power will host Project Advisory Team meetings in late April to discuss the proposed route and how it was chosen. They will also provide information about how to stay involved during the state and federal permitting processes.
Idaho Power is beginning to form Project Advisory Teams for its Community Advisory Process (CAP). The Project Advisory Teams, with input from the public, will ultimately recommend proposed and alternative routes for the Boardman to Hemingway Transmission Line Project. For more information, view Idaho Power’s Project Advisory Team update. Check back for more updates about the CAP.
In conjunction with the Community Advisory Process (CAP), Idaho Power has removed the Sand Hollow Station from the project and the CAP. Idaho Power has notified the Bureau of Land Management and the Oregon Department of Energy-Energy Facility Siting Council of this decision.
For more information view the Idaho Power letters to the BLM and ODOE-EFSC. Check back for updates.
Idaho Power today announced the coordination of a community advisory process to site the Boardman to Hemingway Transmission Project. The purpose of establishing the process is to engage and further include members of the local communities from Boardman, OR to Murphy, ID in the siting of this significant regional transmission project.
For more information view the Idaho Power press release.
On January 26, 2009, the Oregon Department of Energy (ODOE) published its Project Order for the Boardman to Hemingway Transmission Line Project. The Project Order reflects comments about the project from government agencies and the public, and details the information that must be contained in Idaho Power’s application for site certificate. Please note, the Project Order is not a decision on the Boardman to Hemingway Project.
Please note there is no formal comment period for the Project Order. However, any comments you send to the ODOE will be reviewed for issues that have yet to be raised. The Project Order can be revised to include these new issues. ODOE can update the Project Order at any time, even after the application has been submitted.
ODOE expects to hold public meetings in the spring of 2009, so check back often for meeting dates!
The Bureau of Land Management and Oregon Department of Energy held six public scoping meetings in October 2008. The maps used during those meetings are now available.
IMPORTANT REMINDER: While the first public comment period for the Boardman to Hemingway Transmission Line Project closes on November 14, comments received after that date will still be considered in the identification of significant issues and development of alternatives to the proposed corridor. The concern for “standing” raised by some members of the public is not determined this early in the project analysis – the public will have more opportunities for comment and to be recognized for standing later in the process.
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and Oregon Department of Energy (ODOE) will hold public scoping meetings October 21-30 at six locations in Idaho and Oregon which are detailed on the Public Involvement page. During the scoping meetings you can review the project, ask questions and submit comments to the BLM and ODOE.
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and Oregon Department of Energy (ODOE) will host public scoping/information meetings for the Boardman to Hemingway Transmission Line Project from October 21 through October 30, 2008 in Oregon and Idaho. The meetings will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. with formal presentations at 4:30 and 5:30 p.m. At the meetings you can learn more about the project, ask questions and make comments on the BLM Notice of Intent and the Idaho Power Company Notice of Intent submittal for ODOE.
Visit the Public Involvement for the dates and locations.
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and Oregon Department of Energy (ODOE) will host public scoping/information meetings for the Boardman to Hemingway Transmission Line Project from October 21 through October 30, 2008 in Oregon and Idaho. The meetings will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. with formal presentations at 4:30 and 5:30 p.m. At the meetings you can learn more about the project, ask questions and make comments. Visit the Public Involvement for the dates and locations.
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) published its Notice of Intent to prepare and environmental impact statement (EIS) for the Boardman to Hemingway project, and possible land use amendments in the Federal Register on September 12, 2008. The publication of the NOI initiates a public scoping period through November 14, 2008. During this time the BLM requests your comments and invites you to attend public scoping meetings on this project.
The BLM will co-host public information/scoping meetings with the Oregon Department of Energy in late October 2008. The meeting dates are being finalized and will be posted soon. Check back soon!
On August 28, 2008, Idaho Power Company submitted its Notice of Intent to Oregon Department of Energy (ODOE) to submit an Application for Site Certificate for the Boardman to Hemingway Transmission Line Project. Submit your comments on the NOI.
ODOE will co-host public information meetings with the Bureau of Land Management in fall 2008. Check back often for the meeting schedule!