Transmission Line Herbicide EAs

NEPA // Environmental Planning

The Arizona Public Service Company (APS) and the Salt River Project Agricultural Improvement and Power District (SRP) are responsible for managing vegetation within their respective utility corridors in Arizona. To use integrated vegetation management more effectively, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM); the US Forest Service (USFS); APS; and SRP have agreed to consider using herbicide treatments alongside existing treatment methods within the authorized right-of-way corridors. Two EAs—one for the BLM, and one for USFS—are being prepared to analyze the potential impacts of using herbicides within the electrical distribution and transmission line corridors on BLM- and USFS-administered lands in Arizona. Logan Simpson was responsible for the project management, meeting facilitation, and coordination for the two separate EAs and associated processes. In addition to the meeting management, data management, and writing/editing the EAs, Logan Simpson is also responsible for managing the Forest Service project record, maintaining the file sharing system, and creating the project administrative file for USFS use.