San Juan Basin Energy Connect Project, San Juan County, New Mexico and La Plata County, Colorado
The Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management issued a Draft EIS to evaluate the potential environmental impacts of a proposal to construct a 230-kilovolt transmission line from the Farmington area in northwest New Mexico to Ignacio, Colorado, to relieve transmission constraints, serve new loads, and offer economic development through renewable energy development in the San Juan Basin. DOE’s Western Area Power Administration is a cooperating agency; the proposed transmission line would require an interconnection with Western's Shiprock Substation, near Farmington, and a new Three Rivers Substation on Western's reserved lands.
The project website is: http://www.blm.gov/nm/st/en/prog/more/lands_realty/san_juan_basin_energy.html
PUBLIC COMMENT OPPORTUNITIES
None available at this time.
DOCUMENTS AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD
The documents are available on the BLM Project Website, links to the Draft EIS are provided for convenience below:
EIS-0477: San Juan Basin Energy Connect Project, San Juan County, New Mexico and La Plata County, Colorado Draft EIS
Chapter 1 - Introduction
Chapter 2 - Alternatives
Chapter 3 - Affected Environment and Environmental Effects
Chapter 4 - Cumulative Effects
Chapter 5 - Public Coordination
Chapter 6 - References
Chapter 7 - Index