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. 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 on the DPO received
from members of the public, the applicant, reviewing agencies, and the Energy
Facility Siting Council (Council). 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).
The deadline to submit petitions to participate in the contested case was August 27, 2020. The Hearing Officer managing
the contested case proceeding issued the Second Case Management Order which identified
parties, limited parties and issues in the contested case as well as the
schedule for the contested case, this Case management Order is provided on the
Timeline below. On May 31, 2022, the Hearing Officer issued its Proposed Contested
Case Order. Parties and limited parties may file exceptions to the Proposed Contested
Case Order by June 30, 2022 and Responses to exceptions must be filed July 15,
2022. Council will review the Proposed Contested Case Order, exceptions, and
make a final decision at later regularly scheduled or special Council Meetings.
The Decision and Administrative Project Record is available via One Drive
(linked below on the Timeline), however, if you would like any
documentation generated from the contested case proceeding, please contact the
Morrow, Umatilla, Union, Baker, Malheur, Owyhee (Idaho) counties.
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