Notice of Request for a Permit and Hearing Filing Information Before the Wyoming Industrial Siting Council Docket Number DEQ/ISC 12-10 Gateway West Transmission Line Project

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Notice of Request for a Permit and Hearing Filing Information Before the Wyoming Industrial Siting Council Docket Number DEQ/ISC 12-10 Gateway West Transmission Line Project

Notice of Request for a Permit and Hearing Filing Information

Before the Wyoming Industrial Siting Council

Docket Number DEQ/ISC 12-10

Gateway West Transmission Line Project

 

Notice of Request for a Permit

Pursuant to provisions of the Wyoming Industrial Development Information and Siting Act and Siting Rules and Regulations, Notice is hereby given that Rocky Mountain Power (Applicant) filed an application for a Permit to construct and operate the Gateway West Transmission Line Project in Carbon County and Sweetwater County.  The applicant proposes to construct and operate a total of 191.4 miles of 500-kilovolt (kV), 230-kV, and 345-kV alternating Current (AC) electric transmission lines and associated substation facilities as part of their Energy Vision 2020 plan.  The 500-kV/345-kV portion of the project begins in Carbon County 20 miles northeast of the Town of Hanna, heading west passing just north of Hanna. It then continues along the I-80 corridor to the west from Sinclair to Point of Rocks, Wyoming into Sweetwater County and eventually terminates at the existing Jim Bridger Substation near Superior.  The 230-kV portion of the project is located entirely in Carbon County and begins approximately 10 miles northwest of Medicine Bow and heads southwest terminating immediately southeast of the town of Hanna.  The proposed project crosses 101.8 miles of private land, 74.3 miles of BLM-managed land, and 14.7 miles of State land, and 0.7 miles of water body crossings.  Construction is anticipated to commence in Q2 2019 and be completed by Q3 2020.  Construction manpower is anticipated to average 325 workers over the duration of the construction period from April 2019 through October 2020 and peak at 511 workers in October 2019.  The hearing on this matter is anticipated on October 25, 2018 in Rawlins, Wyoming. The public may review a copy of the Permit Application at the Carbon County Library at 215 West Buffalo. Rawlins, Wyoming or at the web page of the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality,

http://deq.wyoming.gov/isd/application-permits/resources/gateway-west-transmission-line-project/.

 

Public comments concerning potential social, economic, or environmental impacts that may result from the proposed project may be submitted to the Industrial Siting Division on or before August 30, 2018.

 

Notice of Hearing

Pursuant to W. S. 16-3-107, Notice is hereby given that the Wyoming Industrial Siting Council will conduct a contested case hearing on the Application for a Permit for the Gateway West Transmission Line Project beginning at 8:30 A.M. on October 25, 2018 at the Jeffrey Memorial Community Center at 315 Pine St. Rawlins, Wyoming.  The Council will consider the applicant’s request for a Permit pursuant to the provisions of the Industrial Development Information and Siting Act (W. S. 35-12-101 et. seq.) and the Rules and Regulations adopted thereunder.  Persons eligible pursuant to W. S. 35-12-111 and wishing to participate must notify the Industrial Siting Council in writing by October 5, 2018 and participate in the pre-hearing conference at 1:30 p.m. on October 3, 2018 at the Jeffrey Memorial Community Center at 315 Pine St. Rawlins, Wyoming.  Persons desiring to make a limited appearance statement only may submit a written statement as provided by W. S. 35-12-111(c).  Limited appearance statements must be given to the presiding officer at the hearing.

 

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, special assistance or alternative formats will be available upon request for individuals with disabilities.

 

Dated this 30th Day of July, 2018

Industrial Siting Division, Department of Environmental Quality

200 W. 17th Street, Suite 400

Cheyenne, Wyoming, 82002

Telephone: (307) 777-7369

Email: kimber.wichmann@wyo.gov