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NEPA Document Collection for: Sigurd Red Butte No2
EIS

Sigurd to Red Butte No. 2 345kV Transmission Project

General NEPA Document Info
Energy Sector Transmission

Environmental
Analysis Type

EIS

Applicant

PacifiCorp dba Rocky Mountain Power
Consultant Environmental Planning Group; Louis Berger Group; Wind River Environmental Group; Exponent; ASM Affiliates

Geothermal Area

Project Location

Project Phase

Techniques

Time Frame (days)
Application Time 0
NEPA Process Time 1021
Participating Agencies

Lead Agency

Utah

Funding Agency

Managing District Office

Managing Field Office

Funding Agencies

none provided

Surface Manager

BLM

Mineral Manager

Selected Dates
Pre-Application
Meeting Date
2008/12/19
Application Date 2012/12/03
Application
Document Type
NOI, POD, ROW, Sundry Notice
EID Federal Register Date 2010/01/05
Scoping Initiated Date 2010/02/16
Preliminary EA-EIS Date 2011/05/27
Final EA-EIS Date
/Public Comment Period
2012/10/05
Decision Document Date 2012/12/03
Relevant Numbers
Lead Agency
Doc Number
DOI-BLM-UT-C010-2009-0048-EIS
Funding Agency
Doc Number
NA
Funding Number NA

Proposed Action

BLM: The BLM is proposing to grant the Proponent right-of-way across the federal lands they administer to accommodate the Proponent’s proposed Project for a lease term of 30 years with right to renew.

The Proponent’s Proposed Action is to construct, operate, and maintain a single-circuit 345kV transmission line from the existing Sigurd Substation, located north of Richfield, in Sevier County, Utah, to the existing Red Butte Substation, located west of Central, in Washington County, Utah. Permanent facilities would include: -A single-circuit, alternating current 345kV overhead transmission line (including structures, shield wires, conductors, and insulators) between the Sigurd Substation and Red Butte Substation -Communication regeneration stations associated with the transmission line -Access roads to the 345kV transmission line structures where needed and where there is no existing access -New substation equipment at terminus points to interconnect the Project with the existing Sigurd and Red Butte substations

The Proposed Action and Project description are presented in detail in Chapter 2, Sections 2.2 and 2.3, of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).

USFS: The USFS is proposing to authorize the Proponent to cross the federal lands they administer to accommodate the Proponent’s proposed Project for a period of 30 years with right to renewal. -The Proponent’s Proposed Action is to construct, operate, and maintain a single-circuit 345kV transmission line from the existing Sigurd Substation, located north of Richfield, in Sevier County, Utah, to the existing Red Butte Substation, located west of Central, in Washington County, Utah. -A single-circuit, alternating current 345kV overhead transmission line (including structures, shield wires, conductors, and insulators) between the Sigurd Substation and Red Butte Substation  Communication regeneration stations associated with the transmission line -Access roads to the 345kV transmission line structures where needed and where there is no existing access -New substation equipment at terminus points to interconnect the Project with the existing Sigurd and Red Butte substations -The Proposed Action and Project description are presented in detail in Chapter 2, Sections 2.2 and 2.3, of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).

Conditions of Approval

BLM: This Project includes the following measures, terms, and conditions: -Monitoring and mitigation measures outlined in Chapter 3 and Appendix F of the Final EIS and the POD (refer to Appendix B of this ROD); -Terms and conditions in the Programmatic Agreement that are provided in Appendix 3 of the Programmatic Agreement; -Mitigation measures that would be implemented to eliminate or minimize impacts on greater sage-grouse as outlined in Appendix F of the Final EIS and included in the approved Compensatory Mitigation Plan for Greater Sage-Grouse (Rocky Mountain Power 2012); and -Standard terms, conditions, and stipulations (43 CFR 2800).

Before BLM will issue a notice to proceed with construction, the Proponent must post a financial security (such as a surety bond, letter of credit, etc.) with the BLM in an amount sufficient to cover all post-fieldwork costs associated with implementing the Historic Properties Treatment Plan (HPTP), or other mitigation activities, to be required by the Proponent when they contract for services in support of the Programmatic Agreement and for reclamation requirements and activities.

The Proponent will provide for an environmental compliance inspection contractor (CIC), to be approved by the BLM and USFS, to represent the BLM and USFS during the onstruction and reclamation phases of the Project. The CIC will report directly to the BLM. The primary role and responsibility of the CIC is to ensure compliance with all terms, conditions, and stipulations of the right-of-way grant, the POD, and other permits, approvals and regulatory requirements, as described in Section 1.9 of the Final EIS and Section 1.6 of the POD (refer to Appendix B of this ROD). Additionally, the CIC shall follow the Environmental Compliance Management Plan, included as Appendix A6 of the POD.

The Proponent also will be responsible for monitoring the reclamation of the transmission line, temporary access roads, and ancillary facilities, as described in Appendix B14 (Reclamation, Revegetation, and Monitoring Framework Plan), and for compliance with Appendix B10 Noxious Weed Management Plan) of the POD.

USFS: As required by the standard terms of the special-use authorization, initiation of construction is conditioned upon final USFS approval of the POD.

As a requirement of the standard terms of the special-use permit authorization and the POD, the Proponent will provide for an environmental compliance inspection contractor (CIC), to be approved by the BLM, as lead federal agency, and USFS, to represent the BLM and USFS during the construction and reclamation phases of the Project. The CIC will report directly to the BLM, as lead federal agency, in coordination with USFS. The primary role and responsibility of the CIC is to ensure compliance with all terms, conditions, and stipulations of special-use authorization, the POD, and other permits, approvals and regulatory requirements, as described in Section 1.9 of the Final EIS and Section 1.6 of the POD (refer to Appendix B of this Record of Decision). Additionally, the CIC shall follow the Environmental Compliance Management Plan, included as Appendix A6 of the POD. The Proponent also will be responsible for monitoring the reclamation of the transmission line, temporary access roads, and ancillary facilities, as described in Appendix B14 (Reclamation, Revegetation, and Monitoring Framework Plan), and for compliance with Appendix B10 Noxious Weed Management Plan) of the POD.

Data Completion Notes

Preliminary SF299, POD, Scoping Document, and other important project documents located here: http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/fo/cedar_city/planning/sigurd_to_red_butte.html

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Cultural Resources
"NEPA_Resource_Analysis" is not in the list of possible values (Not Present, Present, Not Affected, Present, Potentially Affected, Not Indicated) for this property.

 

proposed imposed
Fire Resources
"NEPA_Resource_Analysis" is not in the list of possible values (Not Present, Present, Not Affected, Present, Potentially Affected, Not Indicated) for this property.

 

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Geology and Minerals
"NEPA_Resource_Analysis" is not in the list of possible values (Not Present, Present, Not Affected, Present, Potentially Affected, Not Indicated) for this property.

 

proposed imposed
Lands and Realty
"NEPA_Resource_Analysis" is not in the list of possible values (Not Present, Present, Not Affected, Present, Potentially Affected, Not Indicated) for this property.

 

proposed imposed
Migratory Birds
"NEPA_Resource_Analysis" is not in the list of possible values (Not Present, Present, Not Affected, Present, Potentially Affected, Not Indicated) for this property.

 

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Noise
"NEPA_Resource_Analysis" is not in the list of possible values (Not Present, Present, Not Affected, Present, Potentially Affected, Not Indicated) for this property.

 

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Paleontological Resources
"NEPA_Resource_Analysis" is not in the list of possible values (Not Present, Present, Not Affected, Present, Potentially Affected, Not Indicated) for this property.

 

proposed imposed
Public Health and Safety
"NEPA_Resource_Analysis" is not in the list of possible values (Not Present, Present, Not Affected, Present, Potentially Affected, Not Indicated) for this property.

 

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Soils
"NEPA_Resource_Analysis" is not in the list of possible values (Not Present, Present, Not Affected, Present, Potentially Affected, Not Indicated) for this property.

 

proposed imposed
Vegetation
"NEPA_Resource_Analysis" is not in the list of possible values (Not Present, Present, Not Affected, Present, Potentially Affected, Not Indicated) for this property.

 

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Visual Resources
"NEPA_Resource_Analysis" is not in the list of possible values (Not Present, Present, Not Affected, Present, Potentially Affected, Not Indicated) for this property.

 

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Wetlands and Riparian Zones
"NEPA_Resource_Analysis" is not in the list of possible values (Not Present, Present, Not Affected, Present, Potentially Affected, Not Indicated) for this property.

 

proposed imposed
Water Quality
"NEPA_Resource_Analysis" is not in the list of possible values (Not Present, Present, Not Affected, Present, Potentially Affected, Not Indicated) for this property.

 

proposed imposed
Wildlife Resources
"NEPA_Resource_Analysis" is not in the list of possible values (Not Present, Present, Not Affected, Present, Potentially Affected, Not Indicated) for this property.

 

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