Environmental Permitting and Design for Access Road Upgrades

Location: OR, WA and CA
Client: Bonneville Power Administration

The Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) selected Otak to conduct design and complete environmental permitting and regulatory compliance in support of implementation of the Access Roads Upgrade Program as part of BPA’s overall strategy for maintaining vehicular access through its transmission right-of-way corridors throughout the Northwest. Otak inventoried approximately 2,000 miles of BPA’s access roads in order to provide condition assessments and conduct biological surveys in support of design and environmental regulatory compliance. Otak scientists and environmental permitting specialists worked closely with BPA as well as multiple federal, state and local natural resource agencies across three states to provide permitting oversight, technical expertise, and ensure timely delivery of environmental permits.