Welcome to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) website for the environmental review of the proposed San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) Salt Creek Substation Project located in southwestern San Diego County, California. SDG&E submitted an application to the CPUC on September 25, 2013 (Application A.13-09-014). 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 site provides access to public documents and information relevant to the CEQA environmental review processes.
QUICK LINKSProject Construction
* Note: All anticipated dates are approximate and
subject to change.
Mitigation MonitoringA Mitigation Monitoring, Complaince, and Reporting Plan (MMCRP) has been prepared to ensure compliance with applicant proposed measures (APMs) and mitigation measures approved in the Final EIR. This MMCRP was developed to provide guidelines and standardize procedures for environmental compliance during project implementation. The procedures were developed in coordination with SDG&E and CPUC and define the reporting relationships, the roles and responsibilities of the project's environmental compliance team members, compliance reporting procedures, and the communication protocol.
The MMCRP can be viewed here (2.5 MB).
Notice to ProceedNotices to Proceed (NTPs) will be issued by the CPUC prior to construction activity. Issuance of NTPs will be contingent upon SDG&E compliance with pre-construction requirements as specified by the approved mitigation measures and responsible agency permitting requirements.
The NTP issued to SDG&E by the CPUC can be viewed here (2.6 MB).
The Notice of Determination (NOD) was filed with the State Clearinghouse on May 23, 2016.
The Commission decision can be viewed here.
The NOD can be viewed here.
SDG&E filed an application for a Permit to Construct the Salt Creek Substation Project (proposed project) with the CPUC. The proposed project consists of the following components:
The proposed substation site and the majority of the proposed powerline are located in the City of Chula Vista. Approximately 1 mile of the northernmost portion of the powerline is located in unincorporated San Diego County.The proposed project is needed to serve the rapidly growing communities of Otay Ranch and Eastlake, and the foreseeable future development of currenlty undeveloped land in the eastern portion of the City of Chula Vista.
On September 25, 2013, SDG&E submitted an Application for a Permit to Construct, including a proponent's environmental assessment (PEA) for the Salt Creek Substation Project and is available here. The PEA is a starting point for the independent environmental review process conducted by the CPUC.
SDG&E's Application and PEA were deemed complete by the CPUC on May 19, 2014.
The CPUC Environmental Review Team submitted data requests to the applicant for specific information to support the environmental review process. Those requests and the applicant's responses are published below.
SDG&E Data Response #10 - Confidential Non-Public Information
SDG&E Data Response #12 - Confidential Non-Public Information
SDG&E Data Response #13 - Confidential Non-Public Information
In addition to data requests by the CPUC, SDG&E has provided new biological surveys conducted in 2014 for Coastal California Gnatcatcher, Western Burrowing Owl, Least Bell's Vireo, and Rare Plants. The surveys can be found here.
Final Environmental Impact Report
The CPUC has prepared a Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) in compliance with CEQA. The Notice of Availability and the Final EIR are available to view below.
Draft Environmental Impact Report
The CPUC has prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) in compliance with CEQA. The Notice of Availability and the Draft EIR are available to view below.
Public Meeting and Public Comment
A public meeting to accept comments on the Draft EIR was held on June 4, 2015. The meeting transcript and presentation that was presented at the meeting is available below.
The 45-day public comment period on the Draft EIR ended on June 29, 2015. Comments received on the Draft EIR are available below.
Notice of Preparation and Scoping Period
Issuance of a CEQA Notice of Preparation (NOP) is the first step in the EIR Process. This document provides a description of the proposed project and potential alternatives, as well as information regarding the scoping process. The NOP was published on August 15, 2014. Click here to view the NOP.
Public Scoping MeetingA public scoping meeting to accept comments on the environmental issues to be addressed in the environmental document was held on November 21, 2013. The presentation that was presented at the meeting is available below.
The CPUC accepted comments on the scope of the Draft EIR during the 30-day scoping period. The scoping period ended September 15, 2014.
Scoping ReportA scoping report has been prepared to describe the CEQA scoping process and to document all comments received on the Salt Creek Substation Project. Click the link below to access the Scoping Report.
To request additional information or to be added to the mailing list, please contact us by email, fax, or phone as follows:
The CPUC's project manager is:
Connie Chen, CPUC Project
This page contains tables and is best viewed with Internet Explorer. Please report any problems to the Energy Division web coordinator.
Related Links:Project Map
Project Facebook Page