Press Release: BLM seeks comments on proposed SunZia Southwest Transmission Project

SANTA FE – The Bureau of Land Management is asking the public to help identify issues involved in a proposal to construct a high-voltage 500 kilovolt (kV) power transmission line (or two parallel lines) across southern New Mexico and Arizona.

The BLM has initiated a public scoping process to gather information about the proposal and will oversee the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) that will identify environ-mental impacts and evaluate alternatives for the project, proposed by SunZia Transmission, LLC.

A formal announcement opening the scoping process and a 45-day public comment period was published in the Federal Register on May 29, 2009.