June 22 Deadline Set for Public Comment on Power-Line Project

HANNIBAL — The Missouri Public Service Commission has set a June 22 deadline for applications from parties who may want to intervene in Ameren Transmission Co. of Illinois’ plans for the so-called Mark Twain Transmission Project. If approved, the company would build a high-voltage connector line through Marion County.

The proposed 345-kilovolt line would run nearly 95 miles from a substation near Palmyra into Adair, Knox, Marion and Shelby counties, connecting with a new substation near Kirksville. From there, the line would cross Schuyler County to reach the Iowa border.

Organizational applications must be filed with the Secretary of the Missouri Public Service Commission, P.O. Box 360, Jefferson City, Missouri 65102. They can also be filed on-line with the Commission’s Electronic Filing and Information System at www.psc.mo.gov . Individuals are to contact the Office of the Public Counsel by writing to 200 Madison Street, Suite 650, Jefferson City, Missouri 65102-2230, by calling (866) 922-2959, or by e-mailing opcservice@ded.mo.gov). They can also contact the Public Service Commission Staff at Box 360, Jefferson City, Missouri 65102, by calling (800) 392-4211, or by e-mailing pscinfo@psc.mo.gov.