BLM hosts public tour of Rocky Mountain Power’s proposed transmission line routes

CEDAR CITY – The Bureau of Land Management Cedar City Field Office is conducting a tour of possible routes for the proposed Cameron to Milford 138-Kilovolt Transmission Line Project and invites all interested members of the public to attend.

The tour will convene at 9 a.m. on Oct. 3 at the intersection of The Pass Road and state Route 21, just south of Milford.  The tour will follow The Pass Road and end in Beaver.  Representatives from the Bureau of Land Management and Rocky Mountain Power will be available to answer questions regarding the proposal and the routes being analyzed in the environmental assessment currently being prepared for the project.

Rocky Mountain Power proposes to construct, operate, and maintain a single-circuit alternating current 138-kilovolt overhead transmission line. The line would be located between the existing Cameron Substation near Beaver and the existing Milford Substation near Milford; a distance of approximately 19 miles, about 12 of which would be on public land depending on the route selected. The project also includes expansion of the existing Cameron Substation on private land to accommodate new substation equipment for connecting the proposed transmission line with the existing system.

Under federal law, the BLM is responsible for responding to applications for rights-of-way on BLM-administered lands.  In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act, the BLM is preparing an environmental assessment for the right-of-way application and a possible amendment to the Cedar Beaver Garfield Antimony Resource Management Plan.  The assessment will evaluate, analyze, and disclose to the public the direct, indirect, and cumulative environmental impacts of implementing the proposed project and amending the existing land use plan.

Event details and contact information

Date: Oct. 3

Time: 9 a.m.

Location: Assemble at the intersection of The Pass Road and SR-21, near Milford

Admission: Free

Contact: Karen McAdams-Kunze – Telephone 435-285-3825 or email kkunze@blm.gov

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