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The Butte Falls Resource Area, Medford District Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has completed the environmental analysis for the proposed Sams Valley Reinforcement Project. The EA was available for a 30-day public comment period, which ends on December 21.  Click on "Documents" to the left to access the EA.

The comment period has been extended to January 6, 2017.

Pacific Power applied for an amendment to a right-of-way grant they currently hold to accommodate the addition of a 230 kilovolt (kV) transmission line along an existing route that would cross lands managed by BLM. The power line runs between an existing substation near Grants Pass and a new proposed substation site on private lands in Sams Valley for a distance of approximately 18 miles; 4.6 miles crosses BLM-administered lands and the remainder crosses private lands. The BLM is proposing to expand the right-of-way width along the 4.6 miles of existing power line right-of-way from 100 feet to 135 feet.

The BLM’s decision will only address the 4.6 miles that cross BLM land. The BLM does not have jurisdiction to authorize any actions on non-federal lands.

Please send your comments to the Bureau of Land Management, Attention: Tony Kerwin, 3040 Biddle Road, Medford, OR 97504, or e-mail your comments to BLM_OR_MD_Mail@blm.gov (Attention: Tony Kerwin). You may also submit comments through the BLM’s national register website by selecting “Comment on Document” in the Documents section. Questions on the proposed project should be directed to Tony Kerwin at 541-618-2402.
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