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EA-1739: Finding of No Significant Impact

Bandon-Rogue Transmission Line Rebuild Project 

BPA needs to take action to ensure the integrity and reliability of the existing Bandon-Rogue transmission line (Figure 1-1). This 46-mile, 115-kilovolt1 (kV) transmission line, located between the BPA Bandon Substation and the BPA Rogue Substation in Coos and Curry counties, is old, physically worn, and structurally unsound in places. The transmission line was originally built in the early 1950s by BPA. The original conductor has not been replaced and does not meet current standards. The poor condition of the transmission line creates risks to public and worker safety and could lead to unreliable electrical service.