STATE OF CALIFORNIA
PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION

Southern California Edison
Valley-Ivyglen Subtransmission Line and Fogarty Substation Project

(Application No. A. 07-01-031 filed January 16, 2007 and A. 07-04-028 filed April 30, 2007)

   
 

   

Draft Environmental Impact Report

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Contents
  
Notice of Availability and Public Meetings 
 
Cover Page
 
Table of Contents
   
Executive Summary 
  1. Introduction
2. Environmentally Superior Alternative: Alternative 5
3. Project Summary
4. Project Location
5. Project Components
6. Less-than-Significant Impacts (Including Significant Impacts That Can Be Mitigated, Avoided, or Substantially Lessened)
7. Unavoidable Significant Adverse Impacts
8. Alternatives
 
A. Introduction 
  A.1 Objectives and Purpose of the Project
A.2 CPUC Process
A.3 Responsible, Trustee and Other Interested Agencies
A.4 Organization of the DEIR
A.5 Required EIR Content
A.6 Sources
A.7 Appendices
A.8 Availability of the Draft EIR
 
B. Description of Proposed Project 
  B.1 Introduction
B.2 Proposed Project Location
B.3 Project Components
B.4 Construction and Schedule
B.5 Operation and Maintenance
B.6 Required Approvals
B.7 Cumulative Scenario
 
C. Alternatives 
  C.1 Alternatives Development and Screening Process
C.2 Alternatives Eliminated from Further Consideration
C.3 Alternatives Evaluated in this EIR
 
D. Environmental Analysis
 

D.1 Introduction to Environmental Analysis
D.2 Land Use 
D.3 Visual Resources 
D.4 Biological Resources 
D.5 Cultural Resources 
D.6 Geology, Soils, and Minerals Resources 
D.7 Hydrology and Water Quality 
D.8 Hazards and Public Safety 
D.9 Recreation 
D.10 Air Quality 
D.11 Noise and Vibration 
D.12 Transportation and Traffic 
D.13 Public Services and Utilities 
D.14 Agriculture
D.15 Population and Housing
D.16 Mandatory Findings of Significance

 
E. Comparison of Alternatives 
  E.1 Comparison Methodology
E.2 Analysis of Alternatives
E.3 No Project Alternatives vs. the Environmentally Superior Alternative
 
F. Other CEQA Considerations 
  F.1 Growth Inducing Effects
F.2 Significant Irreversible Changes
 
G. Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting 
 
H. Public Participation 
  H.1 Introduction
H.2 Public Participation Program 
 
I. References
  
Appendices
 
1a.  Biological Technical Report Volume I (12 MB)
1b.  Biological Technical Report Volume II (17 MB)

2.    Native American Tribes Contacted 

3.    Air Quality Calculations 

 
Figures
 
A-1     Regional Map
A-2     Project Overview
A.1-1  SCE Valley North 115 kV and Valley South 115 kV Systems
A.1-2  Fogarty Electrical Needs Area
 
B.2-1   Alternative Project Sites
B.3-1   Proposed Subtransmission Route Segments
B.3-2   Proposed Subtransmission Route Segment E-1
B.3-3   Proposed Subtransmission Route Segments E-1 and C-1 
B.3-4   Proposed Subtransmission Route Segments C-3, C-4 and C-6
B.3-5   Proposed Subtransmission Route Segments C-4, C-6, W-1 and W-4 
B.3-6a Proposed Subtransmission Route Segments
B.3-6b Proposed Subtransmission Route Segments
B.3-7   Typical New LDS Poles
B.3-8   Typical LDS* for 115 kV Subtransmission and Distribution Lines
B.3-9   Typical TSP* with Double 115 kV Subtransmission Line
B.3-10 Applicant Right-of-Way Acquisition Overview
B.3-11 Proposed Fogarty Substation Site
C.2-1  Subtransmission Route Corridors
C.2-2  Proposed Subtransmission Route Segment, Alternative Route Segment, and Proposed Substation Site 
C.2-3  Proposed Subtransmission and Alternative Route Segments 
C.2-4  Proposed Subtransmission and Alternative Route Segments 
C.2-5  Proposed Subtransmission and Alternative Route Segments (5.4 MB)
C.2-6  Proposed Subtransmission and Alternative Route Segments 
C.2-7  Proposed Subtransmission and Alternative Route Segments 
C.2-8  Proposed Subtransmission and Alternative Route Segments
D.2-1   Generalized Land Use Designations for Unincorporated Riverside County (4 MB)
D.2-2   Generalized Existing Land Use for the City of Lake Elsinore 
D.2-3   Specific Plans in Lake Elsinore 
D.2-4   Existing General Plan Designations for the City of Lake Elsinore
D.2-5   Existing Land Use for the City of Lake Elsinore (5.6 MB)
D.2-6   General Plan Land Use for the City of Perris 

D.3-1   Viewpoints (3.7 MB)
D.3-2   Existing Condition Visual Plate View 1
D.3-3   Existing Condition Visual Plate View 2
D.3-4   Existing Condition Visual Plate View 3
D.3-5   Viewpoints (see Figures D.3-6 to D.3-9)
D.3-6   Viewpoint #1 Existing View Looking West from Nichols Road to I-15 
D.3-7   Viewpoint #1 Simulation of Proposed Subtransmission Line Looking West from Nichols Road to I-15
D.3-8   Viewpoint #2 Existing View Looking South from I-15 
D.3-9   Viewpoint #2 Simulation of Proposed Subtransmission Line at I-15 Crossing 
D.3-10 Viewpoint #3 - Existing View Looking Northwest from I-15 (Photo point #27) 
D.3-11 Viewpoint # 3- Simulation of Proposed Subtransmission Line Looking Northwest from I-15 
D.3-12 Viewpoints of the Proposed Fogarty Substation
D.3-13 Simulated View #1 of the Proposed Fogarty Substation 
D.3-14 Simulated View #2 of the Proposed Fogarty Substation 
D.3-15 Simulated View #3 of the Proposed Fogarty Substation 

D.4-1   Vegetation Communities and Special Status Species Occurrences
D.4-2   Vegetation Communities and Special Status Species Occurrences
D.4-3   Vegetation Communities and Special Status Species Occurrences
D.4       Vegetation Legend

D.5-1   Late Pleistocene to Holocene Sediments in the Project Area Requiring Monitoring

D.6-1   Major Geomorphic Features in the Study Area 
D.6-2   Geologic Units and the Project Vicinity
D.6-2   Legend
D.6-3   Regional Fault Map 
D.6-4   Fault Hazard and Geologic Hazard Zones (3.4 MB)
D.6-5   Soils in the Project Study Area

D.7-1   Regional Watersheds (3.2 MB)
D.7-2   Surface Waters in the Project Study Area (2.8 MB)
D.7-3   100-Year Flood Hazards within the Project Study Area (3.5 MB)

D.8-1   Proposed Route and Natural Gas Pipeline
D.8-2   Proposed and Alternative Routes and Natural Gas Pipeline (West)
D.8-3   Proposed and Alternative Routes and Natural Gas Pipeline (East)
D.8-4   Elsinore Area Plan - Wildfire 

D.9-1   Public Recreation Facilities 

D.12-1 Highways and Major Roadways in the Project Study Area (3 MB)

D.14-1 Agricultural Resources (4.6 MB)
 
E.1-1   A Comparison of the Proposed Route with Alternatives
E.2-1   Riverside County Integrated Project Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Plan Area
E.2-2   Riverside County Integrated Project Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Plan Area
 
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