The Boardman to Hemingway Transmission Line is a proposed transmission line – primarily 500-kilovolt – that would extend approximately 300 miles from the proposed Longhorn Substation in Boardman, Oregon to the existing Hemingway Substation in southwestern Idaho.
Proposed. On September 28, 2018, the Oregon Department of Energy
received the complete Application for Site Certificate (ASC) for the proposed
facility. On May 22, 2019 the Department issued the Draft Proposed
Order (DPO), recommending EFSC approval of the proposed facility. The
issuance of the DPO initiated a public comment period extending from May 22
through August 22, 2019. The opportunity for the applicant to respond to issues
raised in public comments closed on November 7, 2019. On July 2, 2020, the
Department issued the Proposed Order and Notice of Contested Case. The Proposed
Order includes changes from the May 22, 2019 DPO based on comments received
from members of the public, the applicant, reviewing agencies, and the Energy
Facility Siting Council (Council), based on the Council's review during the
December 2019 and January 2020 Council meetings. All changes incorporated from
the DPO to Proposed Order are presented in “red-line" format, to track the
changes. The Proposed Order continues to recommend Council approve the ASC and
grant a Site Certificate, subject to the conditions presented in the Proposed
Order (and provided in list format in Attachment 1 of the Proposed Order).
As detailed in the Notice of Proposed Order, individuals who commented “on the
record of the Draft Proposed Order Public Hearing" may submit a petition
for party status or limited party in the contested case proceeding. The
Department received 54 petitions for party or limited party status by the
deadline to submit petitions on August 27, 2020.
After its regularly scheduled November 20, 2020 Council Meeting and a Special
Council Meeting on November 25, 2020, where the Council reviewed appeals of the
Hearing Officer 10-29-2020 Order on Party Status, and after the January 7, 2021
Prehearing Case Management Conference, the Hearing Officer issued the Case Management
Order and Contested Case Schedule. As part of the informal discovery process in
the contested case proceeding, the Department provides the Decision and
Administrative Project Record, which is available via One Drive (linked below on
the Timeline). Please contact the designated Department contact for any additional
information or documentation for the contested case.
Morrow, Umatilla, Union, Baker, Malheur, Owyhee (Idaho) counties.
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