September 24, 1997
Mr. Bruce Kaneshiro,
e/o Environmental Science Associates
225 Bush Street - Suite 1700
San Francisco, California 94104
SUBJECT: SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EDISON'S APPLICATION NO .96-11-046 TO SELL 12 POWER PLANTS INCLUDING ETIWANDA PLANT IN THE CITY OF RANCHO CUCAMONGA - PROPOSED MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION
Dear Mr. Kaneshiro:
Attached are comments made on the Initial Study for the Edison Power Plants including the Etiwanda Power Generating facility in the City of Rancho Cucamonga. Our comments on the Initial Study, as well as comments from every responding jurisdictions, have not been acknowledged or incorporated into the Environmental Assessment/Mitigated Negative Declaration document.
From the project description and Initial Study previously reviewed, staff concluded that an Environmental Impact Report should be prepared (see attached response dated July 1, 1997). On such a significant restructuring of power generation ownership in California, how can the response to comments on the Initial Study be entirely ignored. We respectfully suggest that issuance of a Negative Declaration skips an important part of the environmental review process and is, therefore, a premature and inappropriate conclusion at this time.
Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the subject document.
L.J. Henderson, AICP
cc: Rick Gomez,
Community Development Director
Brad Buller, City Planner
The City of Rancho Cucamonga
July 1, 1997
Bruce Kaneshiro and Martha Sullivan
California Public Utilities Commission
c/o Environmental Science Associates
301 Brannan Street, Suite 200
San Francisco, CA 94107
SUBJECT: SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EDISON'S APPLICATION NO. 96-11-046 TO SELL 12 POWER PLANTS INCLUDING ETIWANDA PLANT IN THE CITY OF RANCHO CUCAMONGA - ENVIRONMENTAL INITIAL STUDY
Dear Mr. Kaneshiro and Ms. Sullivan:
Thank you for the opportunity to review the draft Initial Study for the subject project. SCE's Etiwanda plant is within the City of Rancho Cucamonga. In general, the draft Initial Study is comprehensive, but we are concerned about cumulative impacts and some minor omissions and incomplete statements of fact. Based on the Environmental Checklist, particularly the discussion of potential cumulative impacts, an Environmental Impact Report should be prepared.
CUMULATIVE IMPACTS. We believe the discussion of cumulative impacts should be substantially expanded and the following issues should be added to the discussion on page 4.16.2:
MINOR INCOMPLETE FACTS AND OMISSIONS
The following items reference specific facts by page number in the draft Initial Study.
[Begin CRC-11A, 11B]
[End CRC-11A, 11B]
Again, thank you for the opportunity to comment on the draft Initial Study. When completed, please forward a copy of the draft Environmental Impact Report for review and comment. If you have additional questions please contact Miki Bratt, AICP, Associate Planner at (909) 477-2750.
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT
L.J. Henderson, AICP
cc: Rick Gomez, Community Development Director
Brad Buller, City Planner
San Bernardino County
Population and Housing Estimates
January 1, 1996
|TOTAL||DETACHED||ATTACHED||2 TO 4||5 PLUS||MOBILE
|BIG BEAR LAKE||5957||5949||8||8911||7379||218||520||431||363||2353||73.59||2.528|
(From the Industrial Area Specific Plan)
Petroleum Products Storage: Activities typically include, but are not limited to: bulk storage, sale and distribution of gasoline, liquefied petroleum gas, and other petroleum products.
Extensive Impact Utility Facilities: Activities typically include, but are not limited to those performed by public agencies or which are strongly vested in the public interest, and which produce or may produce a substantial impact upon the surrounding area. Uses typically include, but are not limited to the following institutions and installations:
- Electric, gas, and oil transmission facilities
- Garbage or refuse disposal facilities
- Major mail-processing centers
- Radio and television transmission facilities, including but not limited to booster or relay stations
- Railroad and bus terminals
- Railroad rights-of-way, railroad yards and bus storage areas
- Public utility corporation or truck yards
- Reserviors, water tanks, and water treatment facilities
- Sewage treatement facilities and truck lines exclusive of individual septic tanks
- Steam, fossil, or nuclear power plants
- Truck terminals operated by a public agency
Public Safety and Utility Services: Activities typically include, but are not limited to, the maintenance and operation of the following installations:
- Communications equipment installations and exchanges, except telephone exchange and switching facilities.
- Electrical substations;
- Gas substations;
- Ambulance services;
- Police stations and fire stations;
- Post offices, but excluding major mail-processing centers; and,
- Publicly operated off-street parking lots and garages available to the general public either without charge or on a fee basis.