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San Diego Gas & Electric Salt Creek Substation Project

(Application A.13-09-014)

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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.

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Project Meetings

Background Information on the Project

Application and Proponent's Environmental Assessment (PEA)

Data Requests

Environmental Review


Project Meetings

To find out how you can participate in the Permit to Construct Proceeding for the Salt Creek Substation Project, please register your interest by contacting the public advisor office:
http://www.cpuc.ca.gov/PUC/aboutus/Divisions/CSID/Public+Advisor/

Public Scoping Meeting 

A 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.

Scoping Meeting Presentation (3 MB)
Scoping Report (14 MB)

Public Comment Meeting 

A public meeting will be held in San Diego County after the draft environmental document is released. The purpose of the meeting will be to receive comments on the environmental document.  The date, time, and location will be posted on this website when the meeting is scheduled.

Administrative Law Judge's Prehearing Conference

The Administrative Law Judge will hold a Prehearing Conference for the Salt Creek Substation Project. When the meeting is scheduled, the date, time, and location will be posted on this website. 

Background

SDG&E filed an application for a Permit to Construct the Salt Creek Substation Project (project) with the CPUC. The proposed project consists of the following components:

  • Construction of a new 120 MVA 69/12 kilovolt (kV) distribution substation in the City of Chula Vista 
  • Construction and operation of a new 69kV single circuit powerline, approximately 5 miles in length, running between the proposed Salt Creek Substation and the existing Miguel Substation
  • Construction and operation of an underground loop-in of the 69kV powerline to the proposed Salt Creek Substation
  • Installation of a new 69kV powerline position at the existing Miguel Substation to correct the new powerline

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.

Application and Proponent's Environmental Assessment (PEA)

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. 

The CPUC reviewed the project application and found the information to be incomplete.

Data Requests

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. 

Preliminary Data Request; Response #1 and Response #2

Deficiency Report #1

Data Request #1; Response to Deficiency Report and Data Request #1; Deficiency Report Attachments, Data Request Attachments

Deficiency Report #2

Data Request #2 and Response #2

Data Response #3

Data Response #4

Environmental Review

The CPUC will prepare an environmental document in compliance with CEQA. The document will be published here when available. 

For Additional Information

To request additional information or to be added to the mailing list, please contact us by email, fax, or phone as follows:

Project email: saltcreeksub@panoramaenv.com
Project phone: (650) 373-1200 ext. 103
Project fax: (650) 373-1211

The CPUC's project manager is:

Jason Coontz, CPUC Project Manager
California Public Utilities Commission
505 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco CA 94102
Tel. (415) 703-5360


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