Welcome to the Web Site for The Pacific Pipeline Project Mitigation Monitoring, Compliance, and Reporting Program
Construction in the National Forest began on June 27. Between July 7 and mid-August construction will also be occurring south of 223rd Street on Alameda Street and Henry Ford Avenue in the City of Los Angeles, near the Alameda Corridor Project construction.
The Pacific Pipeline Project consists of the
construction and operation of a 132-mile crude oil pipeline from
southern Kern County to Los Angeles area refineries in El
Segundo, Carson, and Wilmington. The project was approved by the
California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) as the State Lead
Agency under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) on
April 10, 1996. The project was also approved by the U.S. Forest
Service, Angeles National Forest (ANF) as the Federal Lead Agency
under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) in a Record of
Decision dated March 7, 1996.
WHAT IS THE MMCRP?
Through a competitive process, the Lead
Agencies (CPUC and ANF) selected Aspen Environmental Group
(Aspen) to implement a Mitigation Monitoring, Compliance, and
Reporting Program (MMCRP) for Pacific Pipeline construction. The
purpose of this Monitoring Program is to ensure that Pacific
Pipeline System, Inc. (PPSI), the pipeline owner, complies with
the mitigation measures that were adopted by the CPUC and ANF as
part of project approval. These measures were adopted to reduce
the potential impacts of the project.
Most of the mitigation measures that will be implemented by PPSI and monitored through the Monitoring Program were developed in the Pacific Pipeline Project environmental documents, the 1993 FEIR and the 1996 FEIS/SEIR. In addition, measures which were proposed by PPSI and assumed to be part of the project will also be monitored. The mitigation measures were adopted by the CPUC and ANF in conjunction with their project approvals. Aspen has developed a plan to conduct this Monitoring Program. This plan, referred to as the Implementation Plan, includes all of the mitigation measures, applicant-proposed measures, and detailed monitoring criteria to be used by Aspen's field monitors. The Implementation Plan also includes a list of permits issued by local jurisdictions. PPSI has already received some of the permits required for pipeline construction from various affected government agencies, and other agencies are in the process of reviewing PPSI's permit applications. The Implementation Plan can be reviewed at the project information centers or on our MMCRP Web Site (see description below).
Commonly Used Acronyms
The CPUC and ANF have completed review of the major pre-construction plans and compliance submittals required for project construction. The following actions are underway:
Pacific Pipeline construction will take place in five different segments. These are from (north to south):
There will be some overlapping construction occurring at all five segments. The location of construction segments are shown on the map insert in Newsletter No. 1 (May 1997).