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BLM Seeks Public Comment on Proposed Transmission Line Upgrade | Kingman Miner Daily

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KINGMAN – The Kingman Field Office has completed a preliminary environmental assessment for the UniSource Antares upgrade project at Meadview 69kV and is seeking public comment.

UNS Electric, Inc., a subsidiary of UniSource Energy Services, proposed to construct a new transmission line approximately 10 miles to reinforce its existing local right-of-way from the BLM to support the proposed project. The Preliminary Environmental Assessment can be found in the BLM’s National NEPA Registry. The link to the project is here: https://eplanning.blm.gov/eplanning-ui/admin/project/2016129/510

The purpose of the project is to address tension issues in the growing community of Meadview. The proposed extension of the 69 kV power line would meet increased energy demands and provide reliable and consistent electricity to the region.

The 30-day public comment period ends June 17, 2022. Electronic comments may be submitted through the blm.eplanning.gov link listed above. Written comments may be submitted to the BLM Kingman Field Office, 2755 Mission Blvd, Kingman, AZ 86401. If you would like to receive a hard copy of the EA, contact the BLM Kingman Field Office at 928-718-3700 . If you have questions related to the project, please contact Maria Nicoletti, Senior Real Estate Specialist, at [email protected], or 928-718-3700.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 western states, including Alaska, on behalf of the American people. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of underground mining properties across the country. Our mission is to maintain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.