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Hot Springs-Anaconda Transmission Line Rebuild Project

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BPA is proposing to rebuild approximately 120 miles of the Hot Springs-Rattlesnake, Rattlesnake-Garrison, and Garrison-Anaconda 230-kilovolt lines (Hot Springs-Anaconda, collectively) in Sanders, Lake, Missoula, Granite, Powell, and Deer Lodge counties, Montana.

BPA has prepared a draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) that describes the project and why it is needed, discusses the environmental impacts the project would create, and lists the mitigation measures that would lessen or eliminate those impacts. The proposed project would include:

• Replacement of wood pole structures, cross arms, cross braces, guy wires, anchors, insulator assemblies, switches, and overhead conductor.
• Access road improvement and some new access roads would be acquired or constructed where existing access is not available.
• Overhead ground wire would be added along much of the line and an existing fiber optic cable would be replaced along the entire 150 miles of line.

BPA will hold three informal, open-house public meetings to answer questions and accept comments on the draft Environmental Assessment. There will not be a formal presentation, so you may come any time during the meeting.


Tuesday July 29, 2014
Missoula Fire Department, Station 4
3011 Latimor Street
Missoula, MT  59808

Wednesday July 30, 2014
Dixon Senior Citizens Center
106 3rd Street
Dixon, MT  59831

Thursday July 31, 2014
William K. Kohrs Memorial Library
501 Missouri Ave
Deer Lodge, MT  59722

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Close of comment:  8/12/2014

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