November 12, 1998
Mr. Andrew Barnsdale, Project Manager
c/o Environmental Science Associates
225 Bush Street, Suite 1700
San Francisco, CA 94104

Dear Mr. Barnsdale:

SUBJECT: Letter of Comment on the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) Draft Mitigated Negative Declaration (DMND) for San Diego Gas & Electricís (SDG&Eís) Proposed Divestiture of Generating Facilities (LDR No. 98-15).

Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) Initial Study and Draft Mitigated Negative Declaration (DMND) for San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&Eís) Proposed Divestiture of Generating Facilities (LDR No. 98-15).

The City of San Diego has reviewed the DMND and offers the following comments:

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1. The Hazards discussion (Section 4.9 of the Initial Study) should indicate whether the Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessment reports are considered to be adequate by the reviewing agencies (San Diego Department of Environmental Health, Hazardous Materials Management Division and Regional Water Quality Control Board). Any remediation actions recommended by these reports should be presented to new or prospective owners so the measures can be included as project features in development plants for the sites proposed for divestiture.

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2. New of prospective owners of property proposed for divestiture within the City of San Diego should be advised to submit projects to the City so that any land use proposals can be reviewed for consistency with relevant community plans. Additionally, the projects should be presented to community planning groups responsible for providing input for the particular area(s) under their jurisdiction.

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Otherwise, the City of San Diego concurs with the conclusions and recommended Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program of the DMND. If there are any questions, please contact me at (619) 236-6301.

Sincerely,
/s/
JEANNE KROSCH
Senior Planner
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cc: Coleen Frost, Community and Economic Development
EAS File

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