— The federal Bureau of Land Management has extended the public comment period for a Pacific Power project that would install a power line from Selah to Vantage.

The comment period began Jan. 4 and originally was set to close Feb. 19, but the agency pushed the end date back to March 8.

Pacific Power’s proposal is to build a 230 kilovolt transmission line from the company’s Pomona Heights substation near Selah to the Bonneville Power Administration’s Vantage substation east of Wanapum Dam in Grant County.

The route would be 61 to 67 miles long and would cross private, state and federal lands in Benton, Grant, Kittitas and Yakima counties.

Of the eight possible routes in the company’s environmental impact statement, the Bureau of Land Management favors one that is 66.3 miles long.

To comment on the environmental impact statement, contact the bureau in one of the following ways:

Email: BLM_OR_WN_Mail@blm.gov

Mail: BLM Wenatchee Field Office; Attn: Vantage to Pomona Heights EIS; 925 Walla Walla Ave.; Wenatchee, WA 98802-1521

Fax: 509-665-2121, Attention Vantage to Pomona Heights EIS Project Manager

Online: Via the comments form at blm.gov/or/districts/spokane/plans/vph230/