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Lane-Wendson Line Rebuild Project

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Project proposal:

The Bonneville Power Administration is proposing to rebuild the 41-mile, 115-kV Lane-Wendson No. 1 transmission line that runs between Eugene and Florence in Lane County, Ore. BPA will prepare an environmental assessment of the project to better understand the impacts of the proposal and meet the agencies responsibilities under the National Environmental Policy Act. BPA invites the public to participate during the environmental review process to ensure that project decisions are well-informed. Two scoping meetings will be held to solicit input on what should be considered during the environmental review.

The transmission line was originally constructed in 1948 and the wooden power poles have outlived their planned service life. There is a need to rebuild the line to maintain reliable electrical service and to avoid risks to the safety of the public and maintenance crews. The intent of the project is to rebuild the line using generally the same structure locations and similar pole heights, except where changes may be needed to conform to safety standards.

To learn more about the project go to

 or contact Doug Corkran at or call 503-230-7646.

Two public meetings were held:

APRIL 2, 2013
Florence Event Center
715 Quince Street
Florence, OR 97439
5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

APRIL 3, 2013
Veneta Elementary School
88131 Territorial Road
Veneta, OR 97487
5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

For More Information:

Close of comment:  4/22/2013

  • LWLR13 0001 -  Webb/Institute for Wildlife Protection

  • LWLR13 0002 -  Vollmer-Buhl/Siuslaw Watershed Council

  • LWLR13 0003 -  Warden Family

  • LWLR13 0004 -  Wright/Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

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  • LWLR13 0006 -  Forbes Jr.

  • LWLR13 0007 -  Stephen Cafferata Trustee/Cafferata Living Trust

  • LWLR13 0008 -  Merchen

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