Environmental Review

  Welcome to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) web site for the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) review of the proposed sale of San Diego Gas and Electric Company's fossil-fuel power plants and related assets. This site provides access to public documents and information relevant to the CEQA review.
  SDG&E to Sell Encina Power Plant to Dynegy, NRG Energy On December 14, 1998 SDG&E announced that it intends to sell the Encina Power Plant ot Dynergy, NRG. Read the press release by clicking the following icon:
  CPUC COMMISSIONERS ADOPT THE MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION On December 3, 1998, at the regular meeting of the CPUC Commission, the MND for A.97-12-03 was adopted. A copy of the meeting agenda may be viewed in pdf format by clicking on the following icon: . The MDN was item CA-19 on the agenda. The result of the meeting adopting the MND (item CA-19) may be viewed by clicking the following icon:
AVAILABILITY OF FINAL MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION The CPUC gave notice on November 23, 1998, of the availability the Final Mitigated Negative Declaration. This notice may be viewed on line in either or format.
MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION The revised November 23, 1998 version of the Mitigated Negative Declaration is available on line in either or format.
Response to Comments on the Mitigated Negative Declaration/Initial Study The November 23, 1998, response to comments document on the October 13, 1998 Mitigated Negative Declaration for SDG&E's application for divestiture is now availible on line by clicking here.
align= BACKGROUND The electric utility industry in California is undergoing restructuring. As part of this process, the CPUC has requested that the California's largest Public Utilities divest at least 50 percent of their fossil-fuel power plants in order to diversify the future electric market. Although, San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E) was not required to divest 50 percent of their fossil fueled plants, the Company filed an application (A.97-12-039) to divest its fossil fueled assets in December of 1997. The CPUC later directed SDG&E to divest its fossil-fueled power plants as a condition of approval of the merger of SDG&E's parent company, Enova, with Pacific Enterprises to form Sempra Energy (A.96-10-038).
  SDG&E and the Port of San Diego Reach Tentative Agreement on Sale of South Bay Power Plant.
On September 17, 1998, SDG&E announced that a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between SDG&E and the San Diego Unified Port District about the tentative sale of SDG&E's South Bay Power Plant to the Port. Full text of the press release can be viewed by clicking here.

NOTICE OF PUBLICATION The Notice of Publication for the Mitigated Negative Declaration is now available on line in either or format.

MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION The October 13, 1998 version of the Mitigated Negative Declaration is available on line in either or format.
align= INITIAL STUDY Because approval of this action is discretionary on the part of the CPUC, California law requires this CEQA review. An Initial Study has been prepared and released for public viewing on October 13, 1998. The public comment period on the Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration ended on November 12, 1998. You may view the October 13, 1998 document by clicking here.
Questions or comments about this action should be directed to:
  Andrew Barnsdale, Project Manager
California Public Utilities Commission
c/o Environmental Science Associates
225 Bush Street, Suite 1700
San Francisco, CA 94104
FAX (415) 896-0332 or

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