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Central Ferry-Lower Monumental Transmission Line Project (DOE/EIS-0422)

Garfield, Columbia, and Walla Walla counties, Washington

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 This project is affiliated with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.


    BPA will build a new 500-kilovolt transmission line from BPA's Central Ferry Substation, near the Port of Central Ferry in Garfield County, generally west through Garfield, Columbia, and Walla Walla counties to BPA's Lower Monumental Substation in Walla Walla County. The proposed line is needed to increase the electrical capacity of BPA's transmission system in response to requests for transmission service in this area.

    BPA is the lead agency for preparation of the EIS. In furtherance of existing cooperative agreements between BPA and the State of Washington, the Washington Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council also participated in preparation of the EIS. Among other things, this state agency assisted BPA in evaluating and identifying state interests.


    BPA completed environmental review and preliminary engineering design in early 2011. The agency issued a record of decision to build the line in March 2011. After approximately 2 years of project delays, BPA is moving forward with project construction. Construction is anticipated to begin in spring 2014 and line energization is expected in December 2015.  BPA held two "Meet the Builder" open-house meetings where attendees learned about the construction schedule, spoke with the contractor hired to build the new line and met the BPA project team.


    For environmental-related information, contact:
    Katey Grange, Environmental Lead
    Bonneville Power Administration - KEC-4
    P.O. Box 3621
    Portland, OR 97208-3621

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    For project information, contact:
    Chad Hamel, Project Manager
    Bonneville Power Administration - TEP-TPP-3
    P.O. Box 61409
    Vancouver, WA 98666-1409

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    (All documents are in pdf format)

    "Meet the Builder" postcard (4/12/2014)
    SA-01 Access Road Modifications (39 Kb) (04/01 2014)
    Public Letter - update (51 Kb) (08/23/2013)
    Project Map - Update (989 Kb) (08/09/2013)
    Public Letter (25 Kb) (05/11/2012)
    ROD Public Letter (26 Kb) (03/18/2011)
    Record of Decision with Mitigation Action Plan (98 Kb) (03/11/2011)
    Final EIS Public Letter (31 Kb) (02/15/2011)
    Final EIS (7.9 Mb) (February 2011)
    Preferred Alternative Letter (27 Kb) (09/20/2010)
    Preferred Alternative Map (214 Kb) (09/13/2010)
    Draft EIS (13 Mb) (July 2010)
    Draft EIS Public Letter (60 Kb) (06/29/2010)
    Comment Form (36 Kb) (06/29/2010)
    Project Scoping Summary Letter (29 Kb) (09/28/2009)
    Updated Project Vicinity Map (218 Kb) (09/22/2009)
    Project Factsheet (488 Kb) (07/23/2009)
    Public Scoping Letter (33 Kb) (06/16/2009)
    Comment Form (47 Kb) (06/16/2009)
    Project Vicinity Map (253 Kb) (06/16/2009)
    Notice of Intent (34 Kb) (06/09/2009)

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