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EIS-0285-SA-55: Supplement Analysis

Transmission System Vegetation Management Program, Pierce County, Washington

Vegetation Management along the Raver – Paul No. 1 Transmission Line ROW from structure 15/5 to 29/3. The transmission line is a 500 kV line. BPA proposes to clear unwanted vegetation in the rights-of- ways and around tower structures that may impede the operation and maintenance of the subject transmission line, including both Reclaim and Danger Trees. Also, access road clearing will be conducted. All work will be in accordance with the National Electrical Safety Code and BPA standards. BPA plans to conduct vegetation control with the goal of removing tall growing vegetation that is currently or will soon be a hazard to the transmission line. BPA’s overall goal is to have low-growing plant communities along the rights-of-way to control the development of potentially threatening vegetation.