Alternatives sought to EIS for Blackhawk to Heybourne Transmission Line

The Bureau of Land Management, Carson City District Office, will host a workshop to develop alternatives for the proposed Blackhawk to Heybourne 120 kV Transmission Line Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) that is currently under way.

The public is invited to attend the Wednesday workshop,from 4-6 p.m. at the BLM office, 5665 Morgan Mill Road in Carson City.

The EIS will analyze the impacts resulting from construction of a new 120 kV electrical transmission line and two new substations proposed in a right-of-way application from Sierra Pacific Power Company, operating as NV Energy.

The grant would be issued from BLM to authorize NV Energy to construct, operate and maintain the transmission lines across federal public lands in portions of Storey, Lyon, Carson City and Douglas counties.

An initial public scoping meeting on the proposed project was held in October 2008. Since that meeting, the BLM has involved the following cooperating agencies: Lyon County, Carson City and the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

The BLM has been working with the cooperating agencies to develop alternatives for the project and is now inviting the public to re-engage in the process to help further refine the alternatives to be analyzed in the EIS.

For more information and to have your name added to the Blackhawk to Heybourne Transmission Line Projects EIS mailing list, send an e-mail message to, or call Mark Struble at 885-6107.


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