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EIS-0483: Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement

Estes to Flatiron Substation Transmission Lines Rebuild Project, Larimer County, CO

DOE’s Western Area Power Administration (Western) announces their intent to prepare an EIS to evaluate the environmental impacts of a proposal to upgrade and co-locate these transmission lines, by removing one and abandoning its right-of-way, and rebuilding the other along the existing right-of-way as a double-circuit line (i.e., six conductors per pole). The USDA Forest Service, Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forest, is a cooperating agency in preparing the EIS to support its decision on whether to grant a Special Use Permit for parts of the transmission line located on National Forest lands.