GRAY DAVIS, Governor
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94102-3298
To: Interested Parties - Jefferson-Martin 230 kV Transmission Line Project
From: Billie C. Blanchard, EIR Project Manager
Subject: Notice of Availability, Draft Environmental Impact Report for the Proposed Jefferson-Martin 230 kV Transmission Line Project
Date: July 16, 2003

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) for consideration of Pacific Gas & Electric Company's (PG&E) application to build and operate the Jefferson Martin 230 kV Transmission Line Project. This Proposed Project would increase transmission capacity between PG&E's Jefferson and Martin Substations, by rebuilding an existing double circuit 60 kV line to a 230/60 kV line. The DEIR details the Proposed Project, evaluates and describes the potential environmental impacts associated with the construction and operation of PG&E's Proposed Project, identifies those impacts that could be significant, and presents mitigation measures, which, if adopted by the CPUC or other responsible agencies, could avoid or minimize these impacts. The DEIR also evaluates alternatives to the Proposed Project, including the No Project Alternative, as required by CEQA. The DEIR was released for public review on July 16, 2003. The 1,000+ page DEIR will be available for review at several area libraries and on the project website, as listed on page two of this notice. Copies of the DEIR on CD (without maps due to PG&E security restrictions) or a separately bound Executive Summary may be requested by phone or fax at (650) 240-1720 or by e-mail at The CPUC also has a limited number of copies of the complete DEIR document available to the public upon request at the above addresses/numbers.

Written comments on the Draft EIR must be postmarked or received by fax or e-mail no later than August 28, 2003; please be sure to include your name, address, and telephone number. Written comments on the Draft EIR should be sent to:

Billie Blanchard, CPUC
c/o Aspen Environmental Group
235 Montgomery Street, Suite 935
San Francisco, CA 94104
Fax: (650) 240-1720

In order to help affected communities understand the Proposed Project and the Draft EIR, and to explain how the public can participate in the CPUC's decision-making processes, the CPUC will hold two informational meetings on July 29 and 31, 2003. These informal meetings are an opportunity to speak with the specialists who wrote the Draft EIR and ask questions; the specialists will be available at any of the times listed on the reverse of this sheet, on the dates and at the locations given. While written comments may be submitted during these informal meetings, there will be no facilities to record oral comments. Oral comments must be made at the Public Participation Hearings.

The Public Participation Hearings will also be held on the dates listed below to receive oral and written comments from interested parties. CPUC Administrative Law Judge Charlotte TerKeurst will conduct the Public Participation Hearings on the Draft EIR, and comments will be entered into the public record. Details on the informational meetings and Public Participation Hearings are on the reverse of this page.

Sources of Project Information

For additional information or to read the Draft EIR online, go to the Internet website at:

This site will be used to post all public documents during the environmental review process and to announce upcoming public meetings. You may also contact the EIR team by phone, fax, e-mail, or postal mail using the numbers and information above.

Jefferson-Martin 230 kV Project Information Repositories

Brisbane Library 
250 Visitacion Avenue
Brisbane, CA

John D. Daly Library
6351 Mission Street
Daly City, CA

Redwood City Public Library
1044 Middlefield Road
Redwood City, CA

Grand Avenue Library
306 Walnut Avenue
South San Francisco, CA

Burlingame Library
480 Primrose Road
Burlingame, CA

Serramonte Library
40 Wembly Drive
Daly City, CA

San Bruno Public Library 
701 Angus Avenue West
San Bruno, CA

West Orange Library
840 West Orange Avenue
South San Francisco, CA

Cupertino Library
10441 Bandley Drive
Cupertino, CA

Millbrae Library
1 Library Avenue
Millbrae, CA

San Mateo Public Library
55 West 3rd Avenue
San Mateo, CA

Woodside Library
3140 Woodside Road
Woodside, CA

Cupertino PG&E Office
10900 N. Blaney Avenue
Cupertino, CA


Kinko’s *
31 Colma Blvd
Colma, CA

Kinko’s *
480 East 4th Ave, Unit B
San Mateo, CA

* Copies of documents at these locations may be made at the requester's expense.

Jefferson-Martin 230 kV Project Public Meetings and Hearings

Informational Meetings
Public Participation Hearings
July 29, 2003
5:00–9:00 p.m.
San Bruno Senior Center
1555 Crystal Springs Road, San Bruno
August 12, 2003   2:00 pm
and again at 7:00 p.m.
November 18, 2003   2:00 p.m.
City Council Chambers
San Mateo City Hall
330 West 20th Avenue, San Mateo
July 31, 2003
2:00–4:00 p.m. and
7:00–9:00 p.m.
City Council Chambers
San Mateo City Hall
330 West 20th Avenue
San Mateo
August 14, 2003   2:00 pm
and again at 7:00 p.m.
November 18, 2003   7:00 p.m.
War Memorial Building
San Bruno Recreation Center
Meeting Room A/B
Crystal Springs Avenue at Oak Avenue
San Bruno

REMINDER: Draft EIR comments will be accepted by fax, e-mail, or postmark through August 28, 2003. Please be sure to include your name, address, and telephone number.