STATE OF CALIFORNIA
PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION

Williams Communications, LLC

Application for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity for the Sentry Marysville Project
(Application No. A.02-08-038)

 

Draft Initial Study and
Mitigated Negative Declaration

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CONTENTS

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Notice of Intent

1.

Summary

1.1

Introduction

1-1

1.2

Project Description

1-1

1.3

Summary of Impacts and Mitigation Measures

1-2

2.

Background

2.1

Legal Authority

2-1

2.2

Public Review

2-1

2.3

Scope of the IS/MND

2-2

2.4

Document Organization

2-3

3.

Project Description

3.1

Introduction

3-1

3.2

Project Objectives

3-1

3.3

Proposed Project Components and Construction

3-1

3.4

Regulatory Setting

3-10

4.

Environmental Setting, Impacts, and Mitigation Measures

4.1

Introduction

4-1

4.2

Aesthetics

4-1

4.3

Agricultural Resources

4-2

4.4

Air Quality

4-3

4.5

Biological Resources

4-7

4.6

Cultural Resources

4-18

4.7

Geology and Soils

4-21

4.8

Hazards and Hazardous Materials

4-22

4.9

Hydrology and Water Quality

4-26

4.10

Land Use

4-30

4.11

Mineral Resources

4-32

4.12

Noise

4-32

4.13

Population and Housing

4-36

4.14

Public Services

4-37

4.15

Recreation

4-38

4.16

Transportation and Traffic

4-39

4.17

Utilities and Service Systems

4-42

4.18

Mandatory Findings of Significance

4-43

5.

References

5-1

6.

Report Preparation and Glossary

6-1


List of Tables

Table 1-1. Summary of Impacts and Mitigation Measures

1-3

Table 3-1. Description of Construction Activities, Equipment, and Personnel

3-9

Table 3-2. Regulatory Framework

3-10

Table 4-1. FRAQMD and BCAQMD Significance Thresholds for Project Emissions

4-4

Table 4-2. Construction Emissions Unmitigated

4-5

Table 4-3. Special Status Species Occurrences Within the Vicinity of the Proposed Alignments

4-11

Table 4-4. Summary of Construction Noise Sources

4-33

Table 4-5 Estimated Noise in the Vicinity of an Active Construction Site

4-34

Table 4-6. Population and Housing

4-36

Table 6-1. List of Preparers

6-1

Table 6-2 Glossary of Terms

6-2

Table 6-3 Glossary of Acronyms

6-3


List of Figures

Figure 3-1. Regional Overview and New Construction Locations

Figure 3-2. Project Location Ostrom Road Segment

Figure 3-3. Project Location Avondale Avenue Segment

Figure 3-4. Project Location Biggs Segment


Appendix

A.  Environmental Checklist Form
   

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