STATE OF CALIFORNIA
Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has prepared the attached Supplemental
Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) under the California
Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) for consideration of changes to
alternatives and additional new information related to Pacific Gas &
Electric Company’s (PG&E Co.) application for the proposed Northeast
San Jose Transmission Reinforcement Project.
A 600-page Draft EIR was released in June 2000, followed by a
50-day comment period. Comments
submitted on the Draft EIR led to the changes evaluated in this
Supplemental Draft EIR. There will be an additional 45-day comment period on the
information contained in this Supplemental Draft EIR; comments
submitted at this time should be limited to the specific issues addressed
in the Supplemental Draft EIR. Responses
to comments submitted on both documents will be presented in the Final EIR.
Co.’s proposed project consists of the construction and operation of a
new approximately 7.3-mile-long transmission line, distribution line
upgrades, a new 24-acre substation, and minor modifications to the
existing Newark Substation. This Supplemental Draft EIR evaluates and
describes the environmental impacts associated with changes to several
alternatives considered in the Draft EIR, and also presents additional
discussion of other topics. This
Supplemental Draft EIR also presents new mitigation measures, which, if
adopted by the CPUC or other responsible agencies, could avoid or minimize
the impacts identified.
Supplemental DEIR was released for public review on October 11, 2000.
Written comments on the Supplemental Draft EIR must be
postmarked no later than November 27, 2000. Both
the Supplemental Draft EIR and the Draft EIR are available for review at
several area libraries and on the Internet (addresses listed on page two
of this notice).
Written comments on the Supplemental DEIR should be mailed to:
Comments may also be submitted via fax or e-mail to the following
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