|STATE OF CALIFORNIA|
Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) has
filed an application for a Certificate of Public Convenience and
Necessity to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) for the
proposed Northeast San Jose Transmission Reinforcement Project.
The project is needed to meet the projected electric demand in
the Cities of Fremont, Milpitas, San Jose, and Santa Clara (the greater
San Jose area).
The proposed project includes the following
The project is located within the Cities of
Fremont and San Jose, and includes a small unincorporated area of Santa
Clara County (see detailed project description and map included in
Initial Study, attached).
Based on the findings of
the CPUC’s Initial Study, completion of the proposed
project may have a number of potentially significant environmental
effects, particularly during the construction phase. In accordance with
the guidelines of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the
CPUC intends to prepare an EIR to evaluate the potential environmental
effects and to propose measures to mitigate them.
The EIR will also study alternatives to the transmission line
route and substation location.
Potential changes to the
existing environment may occur in each of the following areas:
The EIR will also evaluate
the cumulative impacts of the project in combination with other present
and planned projects in the area.
Please send written
comments on the scope of the EIR to:
Please send your comments
by first-class mail and be sure to include your name and a return address.
E-mail communications are
welcome; however, please remember to include your name and return address
in the e-mail message. E-mail messages should be sent to: nesanjo@AspenEG.com.
All comments must be received by January 20, 2000.
Information about this
application will be posted on the Internet at:
The CPUC will conduct two public Scoping Meetings in the project area. The purpose of these meetings is to present information about the project and to listen to the views of the public on the range of issues relevant to the preparation of the Draft Environmental Impact Report. Both meetings will be held on Wednesday, January 12, 2000; times and locations are as follows:
The California Public Utilities Commission hereby issues this Notice of Preparation of an EIR.