STATE OF CALIFORNIA
PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION

PG&E Atlantic-Del Mar Reinforcement Project

(A.00-07-004)
 

Revised Draft
Mitigated Negative Declaration
And Initial Study

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CONTENTS

 
Cover  
Notice of Intent  

Executive Summary

ES-1


A.Mitigated Negative Declaration

 

Introduction

A-1

Project Description

A-1

Alternatives

A-2

Purpose and Need for the Project

A-3

Environmental Determination

A-3


B.Initial Study
Part 1 of 2

 

Environmental Checklist Form

B-1

1.Project Title

B-1

2.Lead Agency Name and Address

B-1

3.Contact Person and Phone Number

B-1

4.Project Location

B-1

5.Project Sponsorís Name and Address

B-1

6.General Plan Designation

B-1

7.Zoning

B-1

8.Description of the Project

B-1

9.Surrounding Land Uses and Setting

B-24

10.Other Public Agencies Whose Approval is Required

B-24

Environmental Factors Potentially Affected

B-26

Environmental Determination

B-26

Evaluation of Environmental Impacts

B-27

Introduction

B-27

I.Aesthetics

B-28

II.Agricultural Resources

B-67

III.Air Quality

B-68


B.  Initial Study
Part 2 of 2
 

IV.Biological Resources

B-74

V.Cultural Resources

B-95

VI.Geology and Soils

B-99

VII.Hazards & Hazardous Materials

B-101

VIII.Hydrology & Water Quality

B-109

IX.Land Use and Planning

B-116

X.Mineral Resources

B-119

XI.Noise

B-120

XII.Population and Housing

B-125

XIII.Public Services

B-127

XIV.Recreation

B-129

XV.Transportation/Traffic

B-130

XVI.Utilities and Service Systems

B-136

XVII.Mandatory Finding of Significance

B-138

XVIII.List of Preparers of This Initial Study

B-139

XIX.References

B-141


C.Mitigation Implementation & Monitoring Plan


C-1


APPENDICES

 

A.PG&Eís Alternatives Comparison

B.PG&Eís Agency Consultation

C.Emission Estimates Associated with Underground Power Line Construction

D.Draft Mitigated Negative Declaration Distribution List

 

 

LIST OF TABLES

 

 

 

Table B-1.† Project Area Land Use Designations and Existing Land Use

B-4

Table B-2.† Major Equipment to be Used During Construction

B-9

Table B-3.Estimated Project Construction Schedule

B-10

Table B-4.† Typical Electric Field Values for Appliances, at 12 Inches

B-11

Table B-5.† Magnetic Field From Household Appliances

B-11

Table B-6.† EMF Regulated Limits (by State)

B-13

Table B-7.† Applicant Proposed Measures

B-16

Table B-8.Agencies Other Than CPUC Whose Approval May Be Required

B-25

Table I-1.General Guidance for Determination of Impact Significance

B-31

Table I-2.† Summary of Visual Analysis

see note*

Table III-1.† National and State Air Quality Standards

B-69

Table III-2.† Placer County Attainment Status

B-69

Table III-3.† Air Quality Summary

B-69

Table III-4.Construction Emission Estimates

B-70

Table III-5.PCAPCD Mitigation Measures No. 1 through 6

B-71

Table III-6.† Emission Estimates Associated With Underground Power Line Construction

B-72

Table IV-1.† Potential Special-Status Plant Species in Project Area

B-75

Table IV-2.† Potential Special Status Wildlife Species in Project Area

B-76

Table IV-3.† Breeding-Season Buffer Zones

B-77

Table IV-4.Potential Wetlands, Other Waters of the U.S., and Special-Status Species Habitat

B-91

Table VII-1.Potentially Contaminated Sites in the Project Area

B-102

Table X1-1.Noise Survey Results (dBA)

B-121

Table XI-2.City of Rocklin Normally Acceptable Ldn or CNEL Noise Limits

B-121

Table XI-3.Human Annoyance Vibration Criteria

B-122

Table XI-4.Vibration Criteria for Potential Building Damage

B-122

Table XI-5.† Typical Noise Levels of Construction Equipment

B-122

Table XII-1.Population Totals

B-125

Table XII-2.† 2000 Total Housing Units and Vacancy Rates

B-125

Table XV-1.† Average Daily Traffic Volumes

B-132

Table XVIII-1.† Initial Study Preparers

B-139

 

 

Table C-1.† Mitigation Implementation and Monitoring Plan

C-2

 

 

LIST OF FIGURES

 

 

 

Figure B-1.Regional Location Map

B-2

Figure B-2.Project Route and New Tubular Steel Pole Locations

B-3

Figure B-3.Examples of Single and Double Circuit Tubular Steel Pole Structures

B-6

Figure I-1.Photographic Viewpoint Map

B-37

Figure I-2a.† Key Viewpoint 1 The Preserve Existing View

B-39

Figure I-2b.Key Viewpoint 1 The Preserve Visual Simulation

B-41

Figure I-3a.† Key Viewpoint 2 North of Sunset Blvd. Existing View

B-43

Figure I-3b.Key Viewpoint 2 North of Sunset Blvd. Visual Simulation

B-45

Figure I-4a.Key Viewpoint 3 Front Street Existing View

B-47

Figure I-4b.† Key Viewpoint 3 Front Street Visual Simulation

B-49

Figure I-5a.† Key Viewpoint 4 Railroad Avenue - South Existing View

B-51

Figure I-5b.† Key Viewpoint 4 Railroad Avenue - South Visual Simulation

B-53

Figure I-6a.† Key Viewpoint 5 Railroad Avenue - North Existing View

B-55

Figure I-6b.Key Viewpoint 5 Railroad Avenue - North Visual Simulation

B-57

Figure I-6c.† Key Viewpoint 5 Transition Structure Visual Simulation

B-59

Figure I-7a.  Key Viewpoint 6 Midas Avenue Existing View

B-61

Figure I-7b.Key Viewpoint 6 Midas Avenue Visual Simulation

B-63

Figure IV-1a.† Potential Wetlands, Other Waters of the U.S., and Special-Status Invertebrate Habitat between Mileposts 1.9 and 3.1

see note*

Figure IV-1b.† Potential Wetlands, Other Waters of the U.S., and Special-Status Invertebrate Habitat between Mileposts 1.9 and 3.1

see note*

Figure IV-1c.† Potential Wetlands, Other Waters of the U.S., and Special-Status Invertebrate Habitat between Mileposts 1.9 and 3.1

see note*

Figure VII-1.Hazardous Materials Spill Sites

B-103

Figure VIII-1.FEMA 100- and 500-Year Floodplain Zones

B-111

Figure XV-1.Circulation Map

B-131

Appendix A Figure A-1.† Preliminary Alternatives Considered

see note*


*Items marked with an asterisk are available on request.

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