Welcome to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) website for the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) review of proposed construction of the North-South Project (Proposed Project). On March 13, 2015, Southern California Gas Company and San Diego Gas & Electric (the Applicant) filed an application [Application No. 13-12-013] for Authority to recover North-South Project revenue requirement in customer rates and for approval of related cost allocation and rate design proposals. Their rate recovery application for the North-South Project includes expansion of the Adelanto Compressor Station, construction of about 63 miles of 36-inch natural gas pipeline, and modification of pressure limiting devices in Moreno, Shaver Summit, and Desert Center. On September 3, 2015, the CPUC determined that the application and Proponent’s Environmental Assessment (PEA) were complete.
In accordance with CEQA, the CPUC, as the Lead Agency, is preparing an Environmental Impact Report to evaluate the Proposed Project. The North-South Project would connect Adelanto to Moreno Valley, crossing land under the administration of the United States Forest Service (USFS). In accordance with the Mineral Leasing Act, the USFS will act at the lead agency for environmental review pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).This site provides access to public documents and information relevant to the CEQA/NEPA review process.
- Application and Proponent’s Environmental Assessment (PEA)
- Applicant’s updated Project Description
- Deficiency Letter #1
- Response #1
- Response #2
- Deficiency Letter #2
- Application Deemed Complete letter
- Data Request #1
- Data Request #2
- Scoping Summary Report
- Replacement of existing infrastructure and installation of new infrastructure at the Adelanto Compressor Station, including the natural gas turbines and compressors, exhaust emission treatment equipment, gas and oil cooling equipment, filter separator, auxiliary buildings, blowdown stack, lubrication oil tanks (for unused and used oil), cathodic protection system, and generators.
- Installation of approximately 30,000 horsepower of natural gas compression, new emission control equipment, and in-line inspection tool launcher at the Adelanto Compressor Station.
- Construction of the Adelanto to Moreno pipeline, segmented as follows:
- Segment 1 - Adelanto Compressor Station to the San Bernardino National Forest Boundary
- Segment 2 – San Bernardino National Forest
- Segment 3 – Swarthout Canyon Road along U.S. Route 66 to Reche Canyon Road
- Segment 4 – Reche Canyon Road to Moreno Pressure Limiting Station
- Station piping modifications and installation of additional pressure limiting and communications equipment at the Moreno Pressure Limiting Station.
- Station piping modifications and installation of additional pressure limiting and communications equipment at the Whitewater Pressure Limiting Station.
- Installation of pressure limiting and communications equipment at the proposed Shaver Summit Pressure Limiting Station.
- Modification of existing station piping and installation of pressure limiting and communications equipment at the Desert Center Compressor Station.
- Installation of 16 main line block valves.
- Modifications to existing roads, including those currently used by SoCalGas and other utilities within the San Bernardino National Forest, as well as city- and county-maintained roads.
- The establishment of temporary staging areas adjacent to the Proposed Project alignment.
The Proposed Project is located in San Bernardino and Riverside counties, California. About 12 miles of pipeline would be located within the San Bernardino National Forest. Other major components will be located within the cities of Adelanto, Victorville, Highland, San Bernardino, Colton, Loma Linda, and Moreno Valley. Figure 1 depicts an overview of the Proposed Project location.
PDF files that contain 1:6,000 scale maps of the proposed pipeline alignment, proposed main line valve locations, the locations of the Adelanto Compressor Station, Moreno Pressure Limiting Station, Whitewater Pressure Limiting Station, Desert Center Compressor Station, and proposed Shaver Summit Pressure Limiting Station location.
- Index of Maps (3 MB)
- Maps 2 through 11 (28.9 MB)
- Maps 12 through 21 (31.7 MB)
- Maps 22 through 31 (30 MB)
- Maps 32 through 44 (33 MB)
The following reports were provided by the Applicant as appendices to their Proponent’s Environmental Assessment.
- Jurisdictional Waters Report (297 MB)
- Hydrology and Water Quality Report (37 MB)
- Land Use Report (66.6 MB)
- Geotechnical Report (30 MB)
- Noise Report (18 MB)
- Visual Resources Report (55 MB)
- Air Quality Report (11.8 MB)
- Biological Resources Report (1 MB)
- Traffic Report (20 MB)
- Hazards and Hazardous Materials Report (435 MB)
Administrative Law Judge’s Proceeding
For information about the proceeding or to find out how you can participate in the proceeding, please click the following link and enter the proceeding number (A1312013)
Link to the Proceeding
Public Scoping, Notice of Intent and Notice of Preparation
The CPUC published a Notice of Preparation (NOP) of a joint Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/EIS) for the proposed project to the State Clearinghouse, responsible and trustee agencies, other agencies, tribes, elected officials, organizations, owners and occupants of contiguous properties, residents, and other interested parties on October 8, 2015. The USFS published a Notice of Intent (NOI) to prepare a joint Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/EIS) for the proposed project in the Federal Register on October 2, 2015. The circulated NOP opened a 45-day public comment period on the scope and content of the document from October 8, 2015 to November 23, 2015.The CPUC and USFS conducted three public scoping meetings for the proposed project to provide interested parties the opportunity to learn more about the proposed project, ask questions, and submit comments. The meetings were held on:
Tuesday, October 27, San Gorgonio High School, 2299 Pacific Street, San Bernardino, CA
Wednesday, October 28, Courtyard Marriott, 9619 Mariposa Road, Hesperia, CA
Thursday, October 29, Moreno Valley Conference and Recreation Center, 14075 Frederick Street, Moreno Valley, CA
All meetings ran from 6:00 to 8:30 pm.
The initial public review and comment period for the NOP closed at 5:00 pm on November 23, 2015. The comment period was extended for an additional 30 days, which closed at 5:00 pm on January 18, 2016.
A notice of the comment period extension was sent to all interested parties and can be viewed here.
All written comments received during the scoping periods can be viewed here.
A summary of the scoping process and comments received during the scoping period is included in the final Scoping Report, which is available in the “Quick Links” at the top of the page.
To request additional information or to be added to the mailing list, please contact us by email, fax, or phone, as follows:
Project fax: 415-398-5326
Project voicemail: (844) 277-2475 (toll free)
The CPUC Project Manager is:
California Public Utilities Commission
505 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102
Tel.: (415) 703-1956
The USFS Project Manager is:
Phone: (916) 849-8037