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.
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 (see below). 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. All of the comments received on the DPO and the applicant’s responses to many comments received on the DPO are
provided below. These are very large documents.
Electronic copies of the ASC materials and the DPO may be downloaded or viewed
at: Baker County Public Library, 2400 Resort St., Baker City; Oregon Trail
Library District, 200 S. Main St., Boardman; Cook Memorial Library, 2006 4th
St., La Grande; Pendleton Public Library, 502 S.W. Dorion Ave., Pendleton;
Ontario Community Library Central, 388 SW 2nd Ave, Ontario; and the Oregon
Department of Energy, 550 Capitol St. N.E., Salem.
The B2H project website provides useful
information and is the main repository of documents and information regarding
the federal NEPA review. The ODOE webpage you are on is considered the official
source of current information regarding the EFSC review.
Idaho Power Company (applicant) may request EFSC approval of any combination of
route segments for the proposed facility. All route segments must meet all
applicable EFSC standards, rules, and ordinances. These route segments may
or may not align with the route segments identified in the Record of Decision
(ROD) issued by the BLM from the NEPA review. On non-federal land in Oregon,
the proposed facility requires EFSC approval. On federal land, the proposed
facility requires approval of both the responsible federal agency and EFSC.
Morrow, Umatilla, Union, Baker, Malheur, Owyhee (Idaho) counties.
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