Facilities

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 (ODOE) received the complete Application for Site Certificate (ASC) for the proposed facility (see below). Public notice of the complete ASC and informational meetings was issued on October 3, 2018 (see below).

Electronic copies of the ASC materials 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.

Public Informational Meetings on the Application:

ODOE will hold a series of public informational meetings (agenda​) with the applicant to provide the public with more information about the proposed facility and the EFSC review process. Each informational meeting will include a presentation starting at 5:30 p.m., followed with an open house.
The informational meetings are not public hearings and will not include opportunities for public testimony or submittal of on-the-record public comments.


Info Meeting Presentation​ (PDF)


County: Malheur
Date: Monday, October 15, 2018
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Four Rivers Cultural Center, 676 SW 5th Ave, Ontario, OR

County: Baker
Date: Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Community Connections - Baker County Senior Center, 2810 Cedar St, Baker City, OR

County: Union
Date: Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Blue Mountain Conference Center, 404 12th St, La Grande, OR

County: Umatilla
Da
te: Thursday, October 18, 2018
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Pendleton Convention Center, 1601 Westgate, Pendleton, OR

Cou
nty: Morrow
Date: Thursday, October 18, 2018
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Sage Center, 101 Olson Road, Boardman, OR



Morrow, Umatilla, Union, Baker, Malheur, Owyhee (Idaho) counties.

Applicant/Certificate holder: Idaho Power Company
ODOE contact: Kellen Tardaewether
Applicant/Certificate holder contact: Mark Stokes
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Project Timeline

  
Description
  
Notice of Intent
07/15/2010
Project Order
03/02/2012
Preliminary Application Received
02/28/2013
First Amended Project Order
12/22/2014
Amended Preliminary Application
07/19/2017
07/26/2018
Complete Application (Large files)
Contents of the Application

Exhibit B (Main to Attachments B1-B4)
Exhibit B (Attachments B5 Part 1)
Exhibit B (Attachments B5 Part 2)
Exhibit B (Attachments B6-B7a)
Exhibit B​ (Attachments B7b)
Exhibit H (Part 1)
Exhibit H (Part 2)
Exhibit I (Part 1)
Exhibit I (Part 2)
Exhibit J (Main Part 1)
Exhibit J (Main Part 2)
Exhibit J (Main Part 3)
Exhibit J (JPA Part 1)
Exhibit J (JPA Part 2)
Exhibit J​ (JPA Part 3)
Exhibit J (Wetland Delineation Part 1)
Exhibit J​ (Wetland Delineation Part 2)
Exhibit J (Wetland Delineation Part 3)
Exhibit J (Wetland Delineation Part 4)
Exhibit J (Wetland Delineation Part 5) 
Exhibit J (Wetland Delineation Part 6)
Exhibit N (Part 1)
Exhibit N​ (Part 2)
Exhibit P1 (Part 1 Main to Attachment P1-6)
Exhibit P1 (Part 2a Attachment P1-7A)
Exhibit P1 (Part 2b Attachment P1-7A)
Exhibit P1 (Part 3 Attachment P1-7B)
Exhibit P1 (Part 4a Attachment P1-8)
Exhibit P1 (Part 4b Attachment P1-8)
Exhibit P1 (Part 5 Attachment P1-9)
Exhibit P2 (GRSG)
Exhibit P3 (Elk)
09/28/2018
10/03/2018
10/11/2018
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Exhibit Files Reference

  • Exhibit A: Applicant Information 
  • Exhibit B: Project Description
  • Exhibit C: Property Location and Maps
  • Exhibit D: Organizational Information
  • Exhibit E​: Permits Required
  • Exhibit F: Property Ownership 
  • Exhibit G: Materials Analysis
  • Exhibit H: Geology and Soil Stability 
  • Exhibit I: Soils
  • Exhibit J: Wetlands
  • Exhibit K: Land Use
  • Exhibit L: Protected Areas
  • Exhibit M: Financial Analysis
  • Exhibit N​: Non-generating Facility Information
  • Exhibit O: Water Requirements
  • Exhibit P: Fish Wildlife Habitat 
  • Exhibit Q: Threatened and Endangered Plants and Animals
  • Exhibit R: Scenic Aesthetic Values 
  • Exhibit S: Cultural Resources
  • Exhibit T: Recreational Facilities 
  • Exhibit U: Public Services
  • Exhibit V​: Waste Minimization 
  • Exhibit W: Site Restoration
  • Exhibit X: Noise 
  • Exhibit Y: Carbon Dioxide Emissions 
  • Exhibit Z: Cooling Towers  
  • Exhibit AA: EMFs – Electric and Magnetic Fields
  • Exhibit BB: Other Information
  • Exhibit CC: Additional Statutes Rules Ordinances
  • Exhibit DD​: Other Specific Standards