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.
The Council-appointed Hearing Officer from the Office of Administrative
Hearings held two prehearing conferences prior to issuing the Hearing Officer Order
on Party Status which identified issues and party and limited party status for
the contested case proceeding. The Order on Party Status may be appealed to
Council and Council reviewed all appeals submitted at its regularly scheduled November
20, 2020 Council Meeting and a Special Council Meeting on November 25, 2020, resulting
in a Council Order on Appeals of Hearing Officer Order on Party Status. Please
contact the Department contact for any additional information or documentation
for the contested case.
Morrow, Umatilla, Union, Baker, Malheur, Owyhee (Idaho) counties.
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