STATE OF CALIFORNIA, PETE WILSON, Governor
October 5, 1998
RE: Recommendations for PPSI Variance Request #118
Dear Mr. Shauers:
On September 23, 1998, PPSI submitted a variance request (Variance Request #118) to allow for 24-hour hydrotesting activities on Sundays at the hydrotest locations identified in approved Variance Request #86. In accordance with Mitigation Measure N-1, pipeline construction activities shall occur between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday (or for a shorter period if stipulated by applicable noise ordinance). Variance Request #86 (approved on June 8, 1998) allows for 24-hour hydrotesting activities Monday through Saturday at the identified test locations (test locations subject to the review and approval of the California Regional Water Quality Control Board [CRWQCB] and U.S. Forest Service, Angeles National Forest [ANF]).
The subject test locations do not lie within a radius of 300 feet of any residential properties. Nor would the test locations interfere with recreational activities on the ANF. No additional impact would result from conducting 24-hour, Sunday hydrotesting activities.
Aspen recommends approval of Variance Request #118, if the following measures are implemented.
- All applicable mitigation measures shall be implemented during hydrotesting activities.
- 24-hour, Sunday hydrotesting activities shall be limited to the specific test locations identified in approved Variance Request #86. If the test locations are changed or if additional test locations are added, these sites shall be located at minimum 300 feet from any sensitive receptors (residences, churches, schools, recreational sites, etc.), subject to the review and approval of the CRWQCB, ANF, and CPUC/ANF Lead Environmental Monitor.
- Implementation of this variance in accordance with the provisions noted above shall be verified on a random basis by a CPUC/ANF Environmental Monitor.
This memo summarizes our determination. We have consulted with the ANF and they concur with our recommendation. If you agree, the attached letter, with your signature, will convey the CPUCs and ANFs decision to PPSI. If you have any questions, please call.
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