Idaho Power submitted the eastern route alternative as the proposed route in its revised applications to the state and federal agencies. The eastern route alternative was one of three route alternatives developed through the Community Advisory Process (CAP) and reviewed by CAP participants in March 2010.
Following the CAP route selection, Idaho Power:
- Submitted revised right of way and special use permit applications (SF-299) to BLM and USFS, respectively. Idaho Power submitted its revised SF-299 applications to BLM and USFS in June 2010, which restarted the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) review process.
- Submitted the Notice of Intent to ODOE. Idaho Power submitted its revised Notice of Intent to ODOE in July 2010.
- Submitted any additional permit applications as necessary.
Idaho Power appreciates the time, effort and thought CAP participants contributed throughout this process.
In March 2010, Idaho Power presented three route alternatives to the Project Advisory Teams (PATs) and requested PAT feedback. Idaho Power analyzed the comments it received and used the feedback to help determine which of the three route alternatives to submit as its proposed route for the state and federal environmental review processes.
Throughout the Community Advisory Process (CAP), Idaho Power has worked with the PATs to identify community criteria, develop a range of possible routes and recommend proposed routes.
The table below compares the three route alternatives.
|SUMMARY ROUTE COMPARISONS|
|Factors||Western Route||Central Route||Eastern Route|
|LAND USE CHARACTERISTICS|
|Private Land||138 Miles (50%)||172 Miles (61%)||206 Miles (69%)|
|Public Land||137 Miles (50%)||110 Miles (39%)||93 Miles (31%)|
|46 Miles||58 Miles||111 Miles|
|New Corridor||229 Miles||224 Miles||188 Miles|
|10 Miles||9 Miles||22 Miles|
|Forest Clearing||1,754 acres||1,763 acres||681 acres|
|59 Miles||56 Miles||35 Miles|
|Special Status Streams||46 Crossings||13 Crossings||8 Crossings|
|9.1 Miles||25.5 Miles||8.6 Miles|
|John Day Valley||Crosses||Avoids||Avoids|
|West Side Baker
|National Forests||Malheur and
Whitman but in a
corridor (5 miles)
|117.1 miles||94.8 miles||61.7 miles|
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