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Environmental Assessment of Western’s Parker-Davis Transmission System Programmatic Operation and Maintenance and Integrated Vegetation Management Project (DOE/EA-1982)

Western proposes Operations and Maintenance (O&M) activities and the implementation of an integrated vegetation management program on the Parker-Davis Transmission System.  These actions would occur within legal rights-of-way (ROW) on existing transmission line and access roads, as well as at substations and maintenance facilities associated with the system. 

The Parker-Davis Transmission System currently consists of 53 substations, 9,993 structures, and 1,534 miles of transmission line.  O&M activities would consist of aerial and ground patrols to locate and correct problems, regular and preventive maintenance, inspections and repairs to protect against operational hazards, and road repair to provide access for maintenance and emergencies.  The integrated vegetation management program would remove vegetation to protect facilities from fire, control the spread of noxious weeds to protect environmental quality, establish and maintain stable, low-growing plant communities in the ROW, and activities to protect public and worker safety around transmission lines and other facilities.

Western proposes this project to maintain existing transmission line and access road ROWs, to ensure system reliability, and to establish and maintain safe all-weather access to transmission line structures and appurtenant facilities.

Western would like to invite comments on the Draft Environmental Assessment. Please make your comments as specific as possible. Comments can be provided in writing, by phone, or email provided below. All comments received or post-marked on or before Tuesday, January 6, 2015 will be considered.

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Phone: 602 605 2592
Email: heath@WAPA.GOV




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