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EIS-0344: Draft Envrionmental Impact Statement

Grand Coulee - Bell 500-kV Transmission Line Project

This Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) discloses the potential impacts associated with construction and operation of the proposed Grand Coulee-Bell 500-kV Transmission Line Project. Bonnewille Power Administration (BPA) would construct a new 500-kilovolt (kV) transmission line that would replace a single-circuit 115-kV transmission line in an exisiting corridor that has multiple transmission lines for most of the project's length. The transmission line would extend between the Grand Coulee 600-kV Switchyard and Bell Substation near Spokane, a distance of 84 miles. Detailed information about the project and its environmental impacts is provided in the main body of this document.