DEQ Seeks Public Comment on Draft EIS for Montana Alberta Tie Transmission Line
Helena – Today the Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) released the draft environmental impact statement (EIS) on the Montana Alberta Tie transmission line. The DEQ is accepting public comment on the document until April 9, 2007.
Montana Alberta Tie Ltd. (MATL) has submitted a Montana Major Facility Siting Act application to the DEQ to construct an electric transmission line. MATL proposes to construct, operate, and maintain a 230-kV transmission line between Lethbridge, Alberta, and Great Falls, Montana. As proposed, the 130-mile transmission line would extend from the Montana–Alberta border northeast of Cut Bank to an existing substation just north of Rainbow Dam near Great Falls.
A 30–day public comment period for written comments will close on April 9, 2007. Public hearings will be held at the following locations from 6:30-9:30 PM:
- Norley Hall, 400 N Virginia, Conrad on March 27, 2007, - Glacier County Voting Center, 917 East Railroad St, Cut Bank on March 28, 2007, and - Great Falls Civic Center, Missouri Room, 2 Park Dr. S., Great Falls on March 29, 2007.
The draft EIS may be viewed on the web at www.deq.mt.gov. Persons on the project mailing list will receive paper copies in the mail. For questions or to request a CD or paper copy of the draft EIS contact Greg Hallsten at 406-444-3276. Written comments should be submitted to Hallsten at the DEQ Director's Office, PO Box 200901, Helena, MT 59620-0901. Comments may also be e-mailed to MATL@mt.gov.
The DEQ will make reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities who wish to participate in this process. If you require an accommodation, please contact Lisa Peterson at 406-444-2929 or at the address above.
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