The following constitutes the January 1999 Monthly Report for the Pacific Pipeline Mitigation Monitoring, Compliance, and Reporting Program (MMCRP). It should be noted that since the start of construction, daily and weekly reports summarizing monitoring activities have been posted on the project web site.


Segment 1 Construction: Segment 1 runs from the southern end of the San Joaquin Valley at Emidio, through the Tejon Pass, to the northern boundary of the ANF in Los Angeles County. Construction of Segment 1 commenced on November 5, 1997. Primary activities during the month of January are presented in Table 1. Table 2 presents the non-compliance events that occurred on Segment 1 during January.

During January, mainline construction of Segment 1 was completed, with the exception of remaining right-of-way restoration/revegetation and cleanup. The final weld for the Pacific Pipeline mainline construction project was successfully completed on January 19 at the tie-in to Emidio Pump Station. The pipe was successfully hydrotested from the California Aqueduct (12.22) to Grapevine Pump Station (EMP 15.57), from Grapevine Pump Station to the Warbler Skip (EMP 21.48), and from the Warbler Skip to the Cuddy Creek Tributary (EMP 25.47). A pipe vent was installed at Copco Road to vent oxygen and nitrogen during the filling of the line with crude oil.

Final commissioning of the Emidio Pump Station (EMP 0.00) and Grapevine Pump Station (EMP 15.57) was completed during January.

Table 1. Construction Activities for Segment 11


Milepost (approximate)


21.48 to 21.60

Emidio Pump Station - Complete


Bore (Highway 166) - Complete


Bore (Aqueduct Access Road B) - Complete


Bore (Stream Crossing #4) - Complete


Bore (Tecuya Creek/I-5) - Complete


Bore (Wheeler Ridge Road) - Complete


Block Valve (North side California Aqueduct) - Complete


Bore (California Aqueduct) - Complete


Bore (I-5 crossing @ Tejon Ranch) - Complete


Bore (I-5/Grapevine) - Complete


Bore (Stream Crossing #9) - Complete


Grapevine Pump Station - Complete


Bore (I-5 Truck Ramp) - Complete


Bore (SCE Tower) - Complete


Bore (I-5, north of Lebec Road overpass) - Complete


Bore (Lebec Road, south of overpass) - Complete


Bore (Lebec Road, Specimen Tree #2) - Complete


Directional Drill (Peace Valley & Lebec Roads, Cuddy Creek) - Complete

25.15 to 25.52

Bore (Cuddy Creek Tributary) - Complete


Check Valve (Peace Valley Road, Cuddy Creek) - Complete


Bore (Stream Crossing #20) - Complete


Bore (Stream Crossing #21) - Complete


Bore (Stream Crossing #23) - Complete


Block Valve (Gorman) - Complete


Directional Drill (Gorman Slide) - Complete

28.68 to 29.68

Block Valve (San Andreas) - Complete


Bore (Stream Crossing #29) - Complete


Bore (Stream Crossing #30) - Complete


Block Valve (Copco Road) - Complete


1. Construction progress from January 4 through January 31.

Table 2. Non-Compliance Events for Segment 11

Mitigation Measure/PC


Non-Compliance Level





B-AQ-1.8: Abide by Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan.

Spill and leaks at Frazier Park Yard were not excavated and properly disposed of - Level 2.




A-2.1 and C-3.3: Construction activity to remain within the approved right-of-way and at least 50 feet from historic sites.

Equipment parking and driving outside right-of-way and adjacent to historic buildings - Level 3.




1. Non-compliance reports issued from January 4 through January 31.

Segment 2A/C (ANF) Construction: Construction within the ANF (Segment 2A) began on June 27, 1997 and was completed to Templin Highway on November 9, 1997, with the exception of some erosion repair, revegetation, valve, and conduit requirements. This follow-up work commenced in June 1998 and was completed on October 15, 1998. Construction of Segment 2C, Templin Highway to Castaic (several miles south of the southern ANF boundary) commenced on June 22, 1998; portions of Segment 2C also traverse private lands. With the exception of revegetation, Segment 2C was completed, including the Whitaker Pressure Relief Station, during the third week of November 1998; revegetation was completed on December 23, 1998.

Segment 2B (Non-ANF) Construction: Segment 2B runs from Castaic to Sylmar, paralleling I-5. Construction of Segment 2B commenced on November 6, 1997. Table 3 presents the non-compliance events occurred on Segment 2B during January. During January, mainline construction of Segment 2B was completed, including fiber optic cable installation, right-of-way cleanup, and roadway repaving.

Table 3. Non-Compliance Events for Segment 2B1

Mitigation Measure/PC


Non-Compliance Level





T-5: Abide by Traffic Control Plan/permits. Construction activities continued beyond permitted time limit - Level 1.




1. Non-compliance reports issued from January 4 through January 31.

Segment 3 Construction: Segment 3 runs from Sylmar to Dodger Stadium, primarily within MTA right-of-way. Construction within the City of San Fernando, between Wolfskill and Jessie Streets (approximately 190 feet), began on September 30, 1997, and was completed on October 7, 1997. Construction of the remaining portions of Segment 3 commenced on October 28. 1997. On February 5, 1998, a mini-crew began work on Segment 3 in the vicinity of Los Feliz (referred to as "Los Feliz" crew). This crew worked primarily at the StorItAll facility and the Glendale Boulevard bore which were completed during April 1998. In April 1998, Segment 3 construction was divided into two spreads (Segment 3A which runs from San Fernando to south of Taylor Yard, and Segment 3B which runs from Taylor Yard to Alameda Street). Mainline construction of Segment 3A was completed in December 1998, with the exception of remaining right-of-way cleanup, fiber optic splicing, and erosion control which were conducted during January 1999. Segment 3B was completed the first week of November 1998, with the exception of hydrotesting which was completed in December 1998. A Segment 3C crew (San Fernando north to Sylmar) was added the second week of September 1998. Construction along Segment 3C was completed in January 1999. No non-compliance events occurred on Segment 3 during January.

Segment 4 Construction: Segment 4 was constructed by two separate crews. Construction of Segment 4A, from downtown Los Angeles to Watts Junction, began on October 20, 1997, and was conducted from 7:30 p.m. to 6:00 a.m., Monday night through Friday night, to minimize traffic impacts. A Segment 4A-day crew was added the end of June through August, 1998. Segment 4A was completed on October 31, 1998. Mainline construction along Segment 4B (daytime), from Watts Junction to the Chevron El Segundo Refinery, commenced on October 23, 1997 and was completed on November 23, 1998. Construction of the Lynwood and El Segundo Stations, both located on Segment 4B, was completed during January 1999. No non-compliance events occurred on Segment 4 during January.

Segment 5 Construction: This segment involved three phases of construction: 1) Construction of Segment 5A (Dominguez Channel to Sepulveda Blvd. - MP 116.21 to 116.75) has been completed, 2) construction of Segment 5B (along Alameda Street south of Sepulveda Blvd. and south along Henry Ford to Anaheim Street - MP 116.75 to 118.83) was completed during September 1997, and 3) mainline construction of Segment 5C (remainder of Segment 5 - MP 107.95 to 116.21) commenced on August 29, 1997 and was completed on December 11,1998 with the exception of the Edison Pipeline Terminal Company and Huntway Refinery tie-ins (in accordance with approved Variance Requests #101 and 109, respectively).

During January 1999, construction of the Wilmington Station was completed. The bore for tie-in to Edison was completed and the pipe was pushed through. Work was also conducted at the valve and vault for the Edison tie-in. At Huntway, trenching for the tie-in commenced. Unmarked lines were encountered during trenching and potholing. No non-compliance events occurred on Segment 5 during January.


During January, no variances were approved/denied:


During January, no construction yards/staging areas were approved/denied:


PPSI’s general plans and reports have been submitted and approved by the CPUC and ANF. With pipeline operations projected by PPSI to start February 1999, numerous submittals for pre-operation compliance mitigation measures were reviewed and approved during January, including the following:

Mitigation Measure SS-6.3: Valve inspection program.
Mitigation Measure SS-7: Internal corrosion procedure.
Mitigation Measure SS-13: Preparation of an Oil Spill Contingency Plan.
Mitigation Measure SS-14: Distribution of Oil Spill Contingency Plan.
Mitigation Measures SS-17/SS-53**: Full Scale Response Drill
Mitigation Measures SS-18/SS-27**/SS-28**: SCADA System
Mitigation Measure SS-20: Regional response capabilities.
Mitigation Measure SS-22: Fire Protection Plan for Operations
Mitigation Measures SS-33**: Station inspection/maintenance procedures.
Mitigation Measures SS-40**/SS-51**: Preparation of a Hazard and Operability Study
Mitigation Measure SS-45**: Cathodic Protection System.
Mitigation Measure SS-48**: Hydrostatic Testing
Mitigation Measure B-W-11: Financial Responsibility
Mitigation Measure ML-4: Improvement of Minority/Low Income Neighborhoods.


Table 4 presents the current construction schedule for Pacific Pipeline.

Table 4. Construction Segment Schedule


Original Construction Schedule

Actual Construction Start Date

Construction Completion Date

Segment 1

July 1, 1997

Under construction since November 5, 1997


January 19, 19991

Segment 2A2

June 2, 1997

Erosion repairs, valve & conduit completion, & revegetation underway since June 18, 1998


October 15, 1998

Segment 2B

Mid-August, 1997

Under construction since November 6, 1997

Completed Week of January 4, 1999

Segment 2C

Originally scheduled for completion as part of Segment 2A

Under construction since June 22, 1998


December 23, 1998

Segment 3

July 1, 1997

Under construction since September 30, 1997

December 4, 19981

Segment 4A

July 1, 1997

Under construction since October 20, 1997


October 31, 1998

Segment 4B

August 25, 1997

Under construction since October 23, 1997


November 23, 1998

Segment 5

July 1, 1997

Under construction since July 14, 1997


December 11, 19983

Emidio Pump Station

October 1997

Under construction since June 11, 1998


January 1999

Grapevine Pump Station

Under construction since June 29, 1998


January 1999

Whitaker Pressure Relief Station

Under construction since first week of September 1998

Completed Week of November 2, 1998

Lynwood Station

Under construction since September 12, 1998


January 1999

El Segundo Station

Under construction since September 28, 1998


January 1999

Wilmington Station

October 1998


January 1999


October 1998

Per PPSI, station not to be constructed.

1. Subject to completion of remaining right-of-way restoration/revegetation and cleanup.
2. Initial construction completed from June 27 through November 9, 1997.
Subject to completion of the Edison Pipeline Terminal Company and Huntway Refinery tie-ins.


• Due to the lack of public interest in visiting the MMCRP Walk-In Sites (that was in operation from July 1997 through February 1998), our Student Interns no longer staff the Valley Family Center site in San Fernando, and the Parents of Watts site in Watts on a scheduled basis. However, project documents and PPSI computers remain at the sites for public use, and MMCRP Student Interns available on an as-needed basis (i.e., by appointment). The project information hotline and project newsletter, provide information on how to make an appointment for the Walk-In Sites

• During January, no members of the public made appointments to visit the MMCRP Walk-In sites in San Fernando and Watts.

• The hotline message and project web site continue to be updated as the project progresses. During January, one message were left on the hotline, and the web site received __ hits.

Environmental Justice: As of January, PPSI is in compliance with all construction-related aspects of the mitigation measures applicable to minority populations and low-income populations. These measures include: ML-1 (Community Outreach and Communications Program), ML-2 (Community Partnership Program), ML-3 (Local Community and MBE Hiring Program), and ML-6 (implementation of the BIMP).

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