Issue Date: December 14, 2022
Expiration Date: December 29 2022
Corps Reference: PM-F-Section 408 FY20-L028 Troutdale - James River & Runyan 115kV Lines Pole Replacement Project, St. Helens, Columbia County, Oregon
This Public Notice announces the Section 408 review of the Troutdale - James River & Runyan 115kV Lines Pole Replacement Project.
Portland District is reviewing Pacific Power’s proposal to reroute the Troutdale James River 69kV overhead transmission line to occupy the same alignment as the Troutdale Runyan 115kV transmission line within the Troutdale Reynolds Industrial Park (TRIP) Mitigation Land in Troutdale, OR. The purpose of the proposed project is to correct clearance issues resultant from the construction of Portland General Electric’s (PGE) Blue Lake 230kV transmission line. The construction of the Blue Lake transmission line necessitates the realignment of Pacific Power’s Troutdale-James River and Troutdale Runyan lines and associated structures. Pacific Power is proposing to relocate one structure (structure 5/1) approximately 60 feet north. This new structure location will encroach on a federal levee.
Alteration of a federally authorized project: This project proposes to relocate structure 5/1 approximately 60 feet north of its current location. The new location would cause a three-pole wood structure and nine associated guy anchors to encroach on the Sandy-Columbia River Levee, a segment of the Sandy Drainage District, a federally authorized levee system. This encroachment may alter the federal levee and therefore require authorization from the Corps, pursuant to 33 USC 408 (Section 408). Section 408 provides authority to the Secretary of the Army to grant permission for the alteration or modification of Corps federal civil works projects when, in the judgment of the Secretary, such alteration or modification will not be injurious to the public interest and will not impair the usefulness of the project.
Consideration of Comments: The Corps is soliciting comments specific to this project from the public, federal, state and local agencies and officials, and other interested parties. Comments will be considered in determining whether it would be in the public interest to proceed with this action.
All comments received will become part of the official record and are subject to public release under the Freedom of Information Act including any personally identifiable information such as names, phone numbers, and addresses.
Comments: Interested parties may submit, in writing, any comments directed specifically to this proposal and not to other regulatory processes administered by the Corps or other government agencies pertaining to the Troutdale - James River & Runyan 115kV Lines Pole Replacement Project.
Comments should refer to PM-F- Troutdale - James River & Runyan 115kV Lines Pole Replacement Project - 2022 and the date of this Public Notice (December 14, 2022) and be electronically submitted by the comment due date (December 29, 2022).
Comments must be sent electronically to email@example.com . Message subject MUST SAY: Public Notice PM-F- Troutdale - James River & Runyan 115kV Lines Pole Replacement Project - 2022.
Alternatively, comments can be sent and be postmarked by the comment due date (December 29, 2022):
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District
ATTN: Ms. Sally Bird-Gauvin
P.O. Box 2946
Portland, Oregon 97208-2946.
For additional information, please send email to: firstname.lastname@example.org, attention to: Sally Bird-Gauvin. This public notice is issued by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District.