Welcome to the California Public
Utilities Commission (CPUC) website for the environmental review of the
Southern California Edison (SCE) proposed Four Corners Generating
Station Project. This proposed Project involves the sale of SCE’s
interest in the Four Corners Generation Station to the Arizona Public
Service Company (APS).
SCE is seeking the sale of its
interest in the Four Corners Generating Station in order to come into
compliance with the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions performance
standards required by the State of California for all public utility
companies operating in California.
The proposed Project is subject to
review under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), and the
CPUC is the CEQA Lead Agency. A CEQA review will be performed to
evaluate the potential environmental impacts associated with this
Project. This website provides access to public documents and
information relevant to the CEQA environmental review process.
The Four Corners Generating Station is located on the
Navajo Nation Indian Reservation in San Juan County, New Mexico. SCE
currently owns a 48 percent share of generating Units 4 and 5 at the
Four Corners Generating Station, and is proposing to sell its interest
to APS. SCE is seeking the sale of its interest in these two generating
units in order to come into compliance with the greenhouse gas (GHG)
emissions performance standards required by the State of California for
all public utility companies operating in California. No physical
changes to the Four Corners Generating Station are proposed as part of
SCE’s Application was deemed complete by the CPUC on
December 15, 2010. The CPUC determined that an Initial Study/Negative
Declaration (IS/ND) will be the appropriate CEQA document to evaluate
potential environmental issues associated with this project.
On September 27, 2011, the CPUC released a Notice
of Intent to Adopt a ND for the Four Corners Generating
Station Project. The Draft IS/ND demonstrates the proposed project
would not have any significant effects on the environment.
The Draft IS/ND can be viewed here
Hardcopies of the Draft IS/ND are available at the
Farmington Public Library
2101 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, NM 87401
The Draft IS/ND underwent a public review period from
September 27, 2011, through October 27, 2011.
Final Initial Study/Negative Declaration
Comments on the Draft IS/ND were submitted to the CPUC
during the Draft IS/ND public review period ending on November 3, 2011.
The comments received and the CPUC's responses to comments
were presented a memorandum.
The Final IS/ND was published on DATE. The Final IS/ND
maintains the conclusion of the Draft IS/ND; the proposed
project would not have a significant effect on the environment.
The Final IS/ND can be viewed here
CPUC Actions After Final Initial Study/Negative
Declaration (IS/ND) Publication
There is no comment period following issuance of the
The CPUC will determine the adequacy of the Final IS/ND, and, if
adequate, will adopt the document as being compliant with CEQA. If
adequate, the CPUC will issue a Proposed Decision on the Application,
which will be announced and published concurrent with a scheduled
Commission meeting. After the Commission makes the decision on the
Application, a Notice of Determination will be mailed to the State
Clearinghouse within 5 days of the Decision. The 30-day statute of
limitations for court challenges begins after the Notice of
Determination is filed.
For Additional Information
The CPUC, through its Environmental Review Team, is
conducting an environmental evaluation of the proposed project. To
request additional information or to be added to the mailing list,
please contact us by email, fax, or phone, as follows:
Project email: FourCorners@rmtinc.com
Project fax number: (650) 373-1211
Project voicemail: (650) 340-4890
The CPUC’s Project Manager is:
Andrew Barnsdale, CPUC Project Manager
California Public Utilities Commission
505 Van Ness Ave., 4th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94102
Fax: (415) 703-2200