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The BLM has published a final supplemental environmental impact statement (SEIS) analyzing the effects of building portions of the proposed Gateway West power transmission line on public lands in southwest Idaho.  The Final SEIS analyzes seven pairs of possible route combinations for segments 8 and 9 of the project, which would each span more than 125 miles between substations at Cedar Hill and Midpoint in south-central Idaho and the Hemingway substation in western Owyhee County, and identifies two co-preferred alternatives.  Alternative 5 is identified as the Agency Preferred Alternative; the No Action alternative is the Environmentally Preferable Alternative.  The Final SEIS also identifies the land use plan amendments associated with each action alternative, including the Preferred Alternative.  The Final SEIS explores avoidance, minimization and compensatory mitigation measures that would be required under each alternative route-pairing, and presents a framework for compensatory mitigation in the Morley Nelson Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area (NCA). Protests of the proposed plan amendments associated with Alternative 5 may be filed with the BLM Director through November 7, 2016. 

Please Note:  The Legacy Documents that appear below are the 2013 Final EIS and the Record of Decision for Segments 1 through 7 and Segment 10. Record of Decision Appendices are labeled as such to distinguish them from EIS Appendices.
 

 
 
 
Document Name Release Date Available Formats Public Comment Period
Record of Decision - Without appendices 01/19/2017 GWW Segments 8 and 9 FINAL ROD without appendices.pdf (1391 KB) 
Record of Decision - With All Appendices 01/19/2017 ROD_Gateway West Segments 8 and 9_2017_Full.pdf (23479 KB) 
Record of Decision - Minus Appendix B 01/19/2017 ROD_Gateway West Segments 8 and 9_2017_minus Appendix B.pdf (15151 KB) 
Appendix B: Project Plan of Development - Record of Decision 01/19/2017 Appendix B ROD_2017_Gateway West - Project Plan of Development.pdf (18831 KB) 
 
1. SEIS
Document Name Release Date Available Formats Public Comment Period
DSEIS Erratum 3.3.1.1 03/21/2016 GW-DSEIS_erratum-3.3.1.1.pdf (18 KB) 
Readers Guide 03/08/2016 _.02_Readers Guide.pdf (66 KB) 
Dear Reader letter 03/08/2016 _.01_Dear Reader_Gateway West DSEIS.pdf (84 KB) 
Main Text Draft SEIS 03/08/2016 Main Text_Gateway West Draft SEIS.pdf (15950 KB) 
Front Matter 03/08/2016 0.0_Front_Matter_SEIS.pdf (4888 KB) 
Purpose and Need 03/08/2016 1.0_Purpose_and_Need_SEIS.pdf (1446 KB) 
Alternatives 03/08/2016 2.0_Alternatives_SEIS.pdf (2171 KB) 
Affected Environment 03/08/2016 3.0_Affected_Environment_SEIS.pdf (5344 KB) 
Cumulative Effects 03/08/2016 4.0_Cumulative_Effects_SEIS.pdf (368 KB) 
Consultation and Collaboration 03/08/2016 5.0_Consultation_Collaboration_SEIS.pdf (161 KB) 
Glossary 03/08/2016 6.0_Glossary_Index_SEIS.pdf (188 KB) 
Literature Cited 03/08/2016 7.0_Literature_Cited_SEIS.pdf (127 KB) 
Appendix A Project Mps 03/08/2016 Appendix A_Project Maps_DSEIS.pdf (7687 KB) 
Appendix B POD Supplement 03/08/2016 Appendix B_POD Supplement_DSEIS.pdf (7281 KB) 
Appendix C Proponents MEP 03/08/2016 Appendix C_Proponents MEP_DSEIS.pdf (13094 KB) 
Appendix D Large Format Maps 03/08/2016 Appendix D_Large Format Tables_Draft SEIS.pdf (2294 KB) 
Appendix E Large Format Figures 03/08/2016 Appendix E_Large Format Figures_DSEIS.pdf (43593 KB) 
Appendix F BLM Plan Amendments 03/08/2016 Appendix F_BLM Plan Amendments_DSEIS.pdf (5001 KB) 
Appendix G Visual Amemdment Analysis 03/08/2016 Appendix G_Visual Amendment Analysis_DSEIS.pdf (34450 KB) 
Appendix H Resource Advisory Council Report 03/08/2016 Appendix H_Resource Advisory Council Report_DSEIS.pdf (476 KB) 
Appendix I SEIS Scoping Report 03/08/2016 Appendix I_SEIS Scoping Report_DSEIS.pdf (4360 KB) 
Appendix J Gateway West Draft SEIS 1 of 3 03/08/2016 Appendix J_1of3_Gateway West Draft SEIS.pdf (47052 KB) 
Appendix J Gateway West Draft SEIS 2 of 3 03/08/2016 Appendix J_2of3_Gateway West Draft SEIS.pdf (43814 KB) 
Appendix J Gateway West Draft SEIS 3 of 3 03/08/2016 Appendix J_3of3_Gateway West Draft SEIS.pdf (42352 KB) 
Appendix K Conceptual Mitigation Model 03/08/2016 Appendix K_Conceptual Mitigation Model_DSEIS.pdf (264 KB) 
 
1. SEIS Figures
Document Name Release Date Available Formats Public Comment Period
A-1 Projecdt Overview 03/08/2016 FIG A-1 Project Overview.pdf (1342 KB) 
A-2 Alternative 1 03/08/2016 FIG A-2 Alternative 1.pdf (1377 KB) 
A-3 Alternative 2 03/08/2016 FIG A-3 Alternative 2.pdf (1385 KB) 
A-4 Alternative 3 03/08/2016 FIG A-4 Alternative 3.pdf (1389 KB) 
A-5 Alternative 4 03/08/2016 FIG A-5 Alternative 4.pdf (1393 KB) 
A-7 Alternative 6 03/08/2016 FIG A-7 Alternative 6.pdf (1383 KB) 
A-6 Alternative 5 03/08/2016 FIG A-6 Alternative 5.pdf (1387 KB) 
A-8 Alternative 7 03/08/2016 FIG A-8 Alternative 7.pdf (1389 KB) 
E.1-1 kop c132 03/08/2016 FIG E.1-1_kop c132.pdf (1066 KB) 
E.1-2 kop c133 03/08/2016 FIG E.1-2_kop c133.pdf (1173 KB) 
E.1-3 kop c137 03/08/2016 FIG E.1-3_kop c137.pdf (1085 KB) 
E.1-4 kop c139 03/08/2016 FIG E.1-4_kop c139.pdf (1131 KB) 
E.10-1 GAP Habitat 03/08/2016 FIG E.10-1 GAP Habitat.pdf (2780 KB) 
E.10-2 Big Game Ranges 03/08/2016 FIG E.10-2 Big Game Ranges.pdf (886 KB) 
E.10-3 Raptor Roosts and Nests 03/08/2016 FIG E.10-3 Raptor Roosts and Nests.pdf (673 KB) 
E.11-1 Sage Grouse Habitat 03/08/2016 FIG E.11-1 Sage-grouse Habitat.pdf (1300 KB) 
E.2-1 Visual KOP Locations Segment 8 03/08/2016 FIG E.2-1 Visual KOP Locations_Segment 8.pdf (1216 KB) 
E.2-10 kop 1155 03/08/2016 FIG E.2-10_KOP_1155.pdf (1242 KB) 
E.2-11 kop 1156 03/08/2016 FIG E.2-11_KOP_1156.pdf (1318 KB) 
E.2-12 kop 1213 03/08/2016 FIG E.2-12_KOP_1213.pdf (1537 KB) 
E.2-13 kop 1222 03/08/2016 FIG E.2-13_KOP_1222.pdf (1994 KB) 
E.3-14 kop 1337 03/08/2016 FIG E.2-14_KOP_1337.pdf (1612 KB) 
E.2-15 kop 1570 03/08/2016 FIG E.2-15_KOP_1570.pdf (1404 KB) 
E.2-16 kop 1572 03/08/2016 FIG E.2-16_KOP_1572.pdf (1751 KB) 
E.2-2 Visual KOP Locations Segment 9 03/08/2016 FIG E.2-2 Visual KOP Locations_Segment 9.pdf (1216 KB) 
E.2-3 kop 372 03/08/2016 FIG E.2-3_KOP_372.pdf (1408 KB) 
E.2-4 kop 386 03/08/2016 FIG E.2-4_KOP_386.pdf (1605 KB) 
E.2-5 kop 586 03/08/2016 FIG E.2-5_KOP_586.pdf (1497 KB) 
E.24-1 Existing and Proposed Transmission 03/08/2016 FIG E.24-1 Existing and Proposed Transmission.pdf (992 KB) 
E.24-5 Existing Power Generation 03/08/2016 FIG E.24-2 Existing Power Generation.pdf (948 KB) 
 
3. FSEIS
Document Name Release Date Available Formats Public Comment Period
_.01_Dear Reader_Gateway West FSEIS 10/05/2016 _.01_Dear Reader_Gateway West FSEIS.pdf (250 KB) 
_.02_Readers Guide_FSEIS 10/05/2016 _.02_Readers Guide_FSEIS.pdf (177 KB) 
Main Text_Gateway West Final SEIS 10/05/2016 Main Text_Gateway West Final SEIS.pdf (15869 KB) 
0.0_Front_Matter_FSEIS 10/05/2016 0.0_Front_Matter_FSEIS.pdf (3500 KB) 
1.0_Purpose_and_Need_FSEIS 10/05/2016 1.0_Purpose_and_Need_FSEIS.pdf (1502 KB) 
2.0_Alternatives_FSEIS 10/05/2016 2.0_Alternatives_FSEIS.pdf (3183 KB) 
3.0_Affected Environment_Environment Consequences_FSEIS 10/05/2016 3.0_Affected Environment_Environment Consequences_FSEIS.pdf (6812 KB) 
4.0_Cumulative_Effects_FSEIS 10/05/2016 4.0_Cumulative_Effects_FSEIS.pdf (388 KB) 
5.0_Consultation_Collaboration_FSEIS 10/05/2016 5.0_Consultation_Collaboration_FSEIS.pdf (184 KB) 
6.0_Glossary_Index_FSEIS 10/05/2016 6.0_Glossary_Index_FSEIS.pdf (249 KB) 
7.0_Literature_Cited_FSEIS 10/05/2016 7.0_Literature_Cited_FSEIS.pdf (145 KB) 
Appendix A_Project Maps_FSEIS 10/05/2016 Appendix A_Project Maps_FSEIS.pdf (11186 KB) 
Appendix B_Supplement POD and Helicopter Construction_FSEIS 10/05/2016 Appendix B_Supplement POD and Helicopter Construction_FSEIS.pdf (7856 KB) 
Appendix C_Proponents MEP_FSEIS 10/05/2016 Appendix C_Proponents MEP_FSEIS.pdf (11566 KB) 
Appendix D_Large Format Tables_FSEIS 10/05/2016 Appendix D_Large Format Tables_FSEIS.pdf (1769 KB) 
Appendix E_PART 1 of 2_Large Format Figures_FSEIS 10/05/2016 Appendix E_PART 1 of 2_Large Format Figures_FSEIS.pdf (30852 KB) 
Appendix E_PART 2 of 2_Large Format Figures_FSEIS 10/05/2016 Appendix E_PART 2 of 2_Large Format Figures_FSEIS.pdf (33323 KB) 
Appendix F_BLM Plan Amendments_FSEIS 10/05/2016 Appendix F_BLM Plan Amendments_FSEIS.pdf (2083 KB) 
Appendix G_Visual Amendment Analysis_FSEIS 10/05/2016 Appendix G_Visual Amendment Analysis_FSEIS.pdf (34855 KB) 
Appendix H_RAC Reports_FSEIS 10/05/2016 Appendix H_RAC Reports_FSEIS.pdf (1476 KB) 
Appendix I_SEIS Scoping Report_FSEIS 10/05/2016 Appendix I_SEIS Scoping Report_FSEIS.pdf (4331 KB) 
Appendix J_PART 1 of 3_BLM Manual 6280 Study_FSEIS 10/05/2016 Appendix J_PART 1 of 3_BLM Manual 6280 Study_FSEIS.pdf (41756 KB) 
Appendix J_PART 2 of 3_BLM Manual 6280 Study_FSEIS 10/05/2016 Appendix J_PART 2 of 3_BLM Manual 6280 Study_FSEIS.pdf (50420 KB) 
Appendix J_PART 3 of 3_BLM Manual 6280 Study_FSEIS 10/05/2016 Appendix J_PART 3 of 3_BLM Manual 6280 Study_FSEIS.pdf (35914 KB) 
Appendix K_SRBOP_Compensatory_Mitigation_Framework_FSEIS 10/05/2016 Appendix K_SRBOP_Compensatory_Mitigation_Framework_FSEIS.pdf (451 KB) 
Appendix L_Responses to Comments_FSEIS 10/05/2016 Appendix L_Responses to Comments_FSEIS.pdf (1831 KB) 
Appendix M_EPMs_FSEIS 10/05/2016 Appendix M_EPMs_FSEIS.pdf (545 KB) 
2016_0929_GatewayWest_newsletter_Final_WEB 10/05/2016 2016_0929_GatewayWest_newsletter_Final_WEB.pdf (3626 KB) 
GW_FSEIS_ReadingRoomLocations 10/05/2016 GW_FSEIS_ReadingRoomLocations.pdf (169 KB) 
Protest-checklist 10/05/2016 Protest-checklist.pdf (113 KB) 
 
Applicant Proposal
Document Name Release Date Available Formats Public Comment Period
SF 299 Application 10/03/2014 1_SF 299_Application.pdf (286 KB) 
Revised POD for Segments 8 and 9 10/03/2014 2_Revised POD for Segments 8 and 9.pdf (18444 KB) 
Baja Road POD Addendum 10/03/2014 3_Baja Road POD Addendum.pdf (537 KB) 
BOPNCA MEP 10/03/2014 4_BOPNCA_MEP_07AUG2014.pdf (11541 KB) 
 
Legacy Document
Document Name Release Date Available Formats Public Comment Period
Executive Summary 09/30/2015 0.0_Executive Summary.pdf (3589 KB) 
TOC 09/30/2015 0.0_TOC and Acronyms.pdf (261 KB) 
Purpose and Need 09/30/2015 1.0_Purpose_and_Need.pdf (1760 KB) 
Alternatives 09/30/2015 2.0_Alternatives.pdf (5455 KB) 
Introduction 09/30/2015 3.00-3.01_Intro.pdf (3695 KB) 
Visual Resources 09/30/2015 3.02_Visual_Resources.pdf (7324 KB) 
Cultural Resources 09/30/2015 3.03_Cultural_Resources.pdf (20314 KB) 
Socioecon 09/30/2015 3.04_Socioeconomics.pdf (2014 KB) 
Environmental Justice 09/30/2015 3.05_Environmental_Justice.pdf (234 KB) 
Vegetation 09/30/2015 3.06_Vegetation.pdf (898 KB) 
TES Plants 09/30/2015 3.07_TES_Plants.pdf (634 KB) 
Weeds 09/30/2015 3.08_Weeds.pdf (259 KB) 
Wetlands 09/30/2015 3.09_Wetlands.pdf (365 KB) 
Wildlife 09/30/2015 3.10_Wildlife.pdf (779 KB) 
TES Fish and Wildlife 09/30/2015 3.11_TES_Wildlife_and_Fish.pdf (1414 KB) 
Minerals 09/30/2015 3.12_Minerals.pdf (1574 KB) 
Paleo 09/30/2015 3.13_Paleontology.pdf (296 KB) 
Geologic Hazards 09/30/2015 3.14_Geologic_Hazards.pdf (3123 KB) 
Soils 09/30/2015 3.15_Soils.pdf (1612 KB) 
Water 09/30/2015 3.16_Water.pdf (5082 KB) 
Land Use 09/30/2015 3.17_Land_Use.pdf (8183 KB) 
Agriculture 09/30/2015 3.18_Agriculture.pdf (3044 KB) 
Transportation 09/30/2015 3.19_Transportation.pdf (791 KB) 
Air Quality 09/30/2015 3.20_Air_Quality.pdf (1493 KB) 
Electrical Environment 09/30/2015 3.21_Electrical_Environment.pdf (497 KB) 
Public Safety 09/30/2015 3.22_Public_Safety.pdf (177 KB) 
Noise 09/30/2015 3.23_Noise.pdf (276 KB) 
Cumulative Effects 09/30/2015 4 0_Cumulative_Effects.pdf (759 KB) 
Consultation and Collaboration 09/30/2015 5.0_Consultation_Collaboration.pdf (424 KB) 
Glossary 09/30/2015 6.0_Glossary_Index.pdf (493 KB) 
Literature Cited 09/30/2015 7.0_Literature_Cited.pdf (437 KB) 
Appendix A Maps 09/30/2015 Appendix A_Maps.pdf (10705 KB) 
Appendix B Plan of Development 09/30/2015 Appendix B_Plan of Development.pdf (12035 KB) 
Appendix C Mitigation plans 09/30/2015 Appendix C_Mitigation Plans.pdf (5806 KB) 
Appendix D large Format Data Tables 09/30/2015 Appendix D_Large Format Data Tables.pdf (1688 KB) 
Appendix E Large Format Figures 09/30/2015 Appendix E_Large Format Figures.pdf (65743 KB) 
Appendix F Proposed Land Use Plan Amendments 09/30/2015 Appendix F_Proposed Land Use Plan Amendments.pdf (6873 KB) 
Appendix G VRM Amendment Analysis 09/30/2015 Appendix G_VRM Amendment Analysis.pdf (57920 KB) 
Appendix H WWE Corridor IOPs 09/30/2015 Appendix H_WWE Corridor IOPs.pdf (308 KB) 
Appendix I Wildlife Stipulations 09/30/2015 Appendix I Wildlife Stipulations.pdf (110 KB) 
Appendix J Sage Grouse Impact Analysis 09/30/2015 Appendix J_Sage-grouse Impact Analysis.pdf (1020 KB) 
Appendix K Agricultural Economic Impact Analysis 09/30/2015 Appendix K_Agricultural Economic Impact Analysis.pdf (180 KB) 
Appendix L Response to Comments 09/30/2015 Appendix L_Response to Comments.pdf (2274 KB) 
Appendix M Biological Assessment 09/30/2015 Appendix M_Biological Assessment.pdf (5358 KB) 
Appendix N Programmatic Agreement 09/30/2015 Appendix N_Programmatic Agreement.pdf (586 KB) 
Appendix O Maps of Alternatives Eliminated From Detailed Study 09/30/2015 Appendix O Maps of Alternatives Eliminated from Detailed Study.pdf (9117 KB) 
Cover and Abstract 09/30/2015 _.00_Cover and Abstract.pdf (771 KB) 
Dear Reader Letter 09/30/2015 _.01 Dear Reader Letter.pdf (1652 KB) 
Readers Guide 09/30/2015 _.02_Readers Guide.pdf (61 KB) 
2013 Record of Decision, without appendices 11/12/2013 ROD-wo-appd.pdf (2194 KB) 
ROD Appendices Folder 11/12/2013  (14 Files)
 
Newsletters
Document Name Release Date Available Formats Public Comment Period
DSEIS Newsletter 2016 0309 03/10/2016 2016_0309_GWW-DSEIS-Newsletter_vWEB.pdf (4722 KB) 
2016 0126 Newsletter 02/02/2016 2016_0126_Newsletter_FINAL_WEB.pdf (739 KB) 
Newsletter May 2015 06/22/2015 2015_0522_GW_BLM_newsletter_web.pdf (150 KB) 
 
RAC Reports
Document Name Release Date Available Formats Public Comment Period
RAC Subcommittee MEP Review Final Report 10/03/2014 2_Gateway West RAC Subcommittee MEP Review Final Report 20140530.pdf (204 KB) 
Gateway West BLM RAC Subcommittee Route Options Final Report_20140530 10/03/2014 Gateway West BLM RAC Subcommittee Route Options Final Report_20140530.pdf (17195 KB) 
 
Scoping Documents
Document Name Release Date Available Formats Public Comment Period
Scoping Report 2015 Final 05/22/2015 GWWScopingReport_2015_final.pdf (4239 KB) 
 
Scoping Meeting Materials
Document Name Release Date Available Formats Public Comment Period
Why Are We Here 10/03/2014 1_WhyAreWeHere.pdf (370 KB) 
Project Map Aug 2014 Applicant Proposed 10/03/2014 2_Project Map_Aug2014_applicant-proposed.pdf (1367 KB) 
Project Map Segment 8 RAC Options 10/03/2014 2_Project Map_segment 8_RAC-options.pdf (1379 KB) 
Project Map Segment 9 RAC Options 10/03/2014 2_Project Map_segment 9_RAC-options.pdf (1386 KB) 
Project Map Trails Report 10/03/2014 2_Project Map_trails-report.pdf (1083 KB) 
NCA Legislation Excerpt 10/03/2014 5_NCA-legislation_excerpt.pdf (138 KB) 
Newsletter 10/03/2014 2014_0919_BLM-newsletter.pdf (445 KB) 
Project Map FEIS Segment 8 Previous 10/06/2014 Project Map FEIS Segment 8 Previous.pdf (2287 KB) 
Project Map FEIS Segment 8 10/06/2014 Project Map FEIS Segment 8.pdf (3351 KB) 
Project Map FEIS Segment 9 Previous 10/06/2014 Project Map FEIS Segment 9 Previous.pdf (1971 KB) 
Project Map FEIS SEgment 9 10/06/2014 Project Map FEIS Segment 9.pdf (3293 KB) 
Greater Sage Grouse Habitat Areas idaho 10/06/2014 Greater Sage Grouse Habitat Areas Idaho.pdf (753 KB) 
Known Raptor Nests and Roosts Idaho 10/06/2014 Known Raptor Nests and Roosts Idaho.pdf (718 KB)