Welcome to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) website for the environmental review of the 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 project was subject to review under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and the CPUC is the CEQA Lead Agency. A CEQA review was 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.
previously identified limits of disturbance in the northwest corner of
SDG&E's property by 0.55 acres
limits of disturbance in the east substation work area by 0.13 acres to
allow for additional parking
limits of disturbance by 0.01 acre in the east portion of property
within SDG&E transmission corridor
the approved MPR 1 by changing the fire service lateral line location
approximately 100 feet northeast of the approved location to improve
structural stability of the line
|Project Milestones - as of October 21, 2016|
|Application deemed complete by CPUC||May 19, 2014|
|Publication of Notice of Preparation||August 15, 2014|
|Publication of Draft EIR||May 15, 2015|
|Public Comment Period on Draft EIR (45 Days)||May 15, 2015 - June 29, 2015|
|Publication of Final EIR||September 30, 2015|
|CPUC Decision||May 12, 2016
|Start of Construction||July 18, 2016|
|Estimated End of Construction||Anticipated 4th Quarter of 2018|
* Note: All anticipated dates are approximate and
subject to change.
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. The PEA was 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 can be viewed here.
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.
The CPUC prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) in compliance with CEQA. The Notice of Availability and the Draft EIR are available to view below.
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.
The CPUC prepared a Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) in compliance with CEQA. The Final EIR is available to view below.
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Will Maguire, CPUC Project
California Public Utilities Commission
505 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco CA 94102
Tel. (415) 703-2642
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