View from the Blue Ridge Parkway Looking North Toward Existing Structure #20.

Environmental Assessment for Progress Energy Carolinas ROW Permit

The National Park Serivce is seeking public input, through May 31, on an Environmental Assessment (EA) that evaluates the impacts of issuing a right-of-way permit to Progress Energy Carolinas (PEC) to design, build, and operate a new 115kV overhead electric transmission line crossing the Blue Ridge Parkway south of Asheville, Buncombe County, near Milepost 393. The proposed line would run parallel and adjacent to an existing PEC transmission line on park property. The intent of this project is to ensure continued reliability of the transmission system, which is experiencing growing demand for power by the citizens, businesses, and industries of the region.

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Comment Period: Closed        04/28/2011 - 06/03/2011
Document Content:
EAEA   (3.8 MB, PDF file)
Figures 1 - 3Figures 1 - 3   (7.2 MB, PDF file)
Environmental Report (Appendix C)Environmental Report (Appendix C)   (25.0 MB, PDF file)
T&E Species List (Appendix  D)T&E Species List (Appendix D)   (26.2 KB, PDF file)
Archeology Report (Appendix E)Archeology Report (Appendix E)   (13.1 MB, PDF file)
Final Routing Study (Appendix F)Final Routing Study (Appendix F)   (7.7 MB, PDF file)
List of Herbicides (Appendix G)List of Herbicides (Appendix G)   (13.5 KB, PDF file)
Plant Species List (Appendix H)Plant Species List (Appendix H)   (39.0 KB, PDF file)
Impairment Determination (Appendix J)Impairment Determination (Appendix J)   (23.9 KB, PDF file)
CVM Plan (Appendix K)CVM Plan (Appendix K)   (2.2 MB, PDF file)
AOE (Appendix L)AOE (Appendix L)   (3.6 MB, PDF file)
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