Southern California Edison's San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station Proposed Steam Generator Replacement Project

(Application No. A.04-02-026)


Final Environmental Impact Report
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Notice of Availability

Title Page

Executive Summary
ES.1  Introduction / Background
ES.2  Alternatives
ES.3  Environmental Impacts and Mitigation Measures
ES.4  Summary Comparison of the Proposed Project and Alternatives
ES.5  Impact Summary Tables
Fig. ES-1  Project Location
Fig. ES-2  SONGS Site Plan
Fig. ES-3  Photographs of SONGS 2 and 3
A.  Introduction
A.1  Overview and History of SONGS
A.2  Purpose and Need
A.3  Coordination of Industry Resources
A.4  Nuclear Regulatory Commission
A.5  CPUC Jurisdiction
A.6  Agency Use of this Document
A.7  Reader's Guide to This EIR
A.8  References
Fig. A-1  Typical Nuclear Power Plant Steam Supply System
B.  Project Description
B.1  Overview of Proposed Project
B.2  Project Background
B.3  Project Components
B.4  Decommissioning
B.5  Applicant-Proposed Measures
B.6  References
Fig. B-1  Project Location
Fig. B-2  SONGS Site Plan
Fig. B-3  Photographs of SONGS 2 and 3
Fig. B-4  Original Steam Generator - Dimensions and Operating Parameters
Fig. B-5  Del Mar Boat Basin RSG Offloading Location
Fig. B-6a  Proposed RSG Transport Route (5.8 MB)
Fig. B-6b  Proposed RSG Transport Route (6.8 MB)
Fig. B-6c  Proposed RSG Transport Route (6.4 MB)
Fig. B-6d  Proposed RSG Transport Route (6.4 MB)
Fig. B-7  Conceptual Mat Placement for Two Inches of Water Flow
Fig. B-8  Conceptual Mat Placement for Four Inches of Water Flow
C.  Alternatives
C.1  Applicant-Proposed Options
C.2  Alternatives Development and Screening Process
C.3  Alternatives Screening Methodology
C.4  Alternatives Evaluated in this EIR
C.5  Alternatives Eliminated from Full EIR Evaluation
C.6  No Project Alternative
C.7  References
Fig. C-1a  Alternative Transport Routes (5.9 MB)
Fig. C-1b  Alternative Transport Routes (6.9 MB)
Fig. C-1c  Alternative Transport Routes (6.6 MB)
Fig. C-1d  Alternative Transport Routes (6.4 MB)
Fig. C-2  Conceptual Drawing of Transport Over the Santa Margarita Bridge
Fig. C-3  Possible Onsite OSG Storage Facility Locations
Fig. C-4  Locations Associated with Alternatives Eliminated
Fig. C-5  Natural Gas Pipeline Infrastructure in Southern California
Fig. C-6  Transmission Infrastructure in Southern California
D.1  Introduction to Environmental Analysis
D.2  Air Quality
D.3  Biological Resources
Fig. D.3-1  Proposed Project and Alternative Transport Routes Photo Locations
Fig. D.3-2  Photographs - Boat Basin and Bulkhead
Fig. D.3-3  Photographs - Segment A (Camp Del Mar / Beach Transition)
Fig. D.3-4  Photographs - Segment B (Santa Margarita River Estuary and Nesting Habitat)
Fig. D.3-5  Photographs - Segment C (Beach Military Road)
Fig. D.3-6  Photographs - Segment D (Red Beach / Dirt Road Transition)
Fig. D.3-7  Photographs - Segment E (Dirt Road Parallel to I-5)
Fig. D.3-8  Photographs - Segment F (Dirt Road and I-5 Transition)
Fig. D.3-9  Photographs - Segment G (Dirt Road / Old Highway 101)
Fig. D.3-10  Photographs - Segment H (Dirt Road / Old Highway 101 Transition "Y" Turn)
D.4  Cultural Resources
D.5  Geology, Soils, and Paleontology
Fig. D.5-1  SONGS Local Geology
Fig. D.5-2  Aerial Infrared Photograph Showing Existing Landslides along San Onofre Bluffs
D.6  Hazardous Materials
D.7  Hydrology and Water Quality
Fig. D.7-1  Map of Waterways in the Project Vicinity
D.8  Land Use, Recreation, and Military Operations
Fig. D.8-1  Notable Land Uses in the Vicinity of the Proposed Project
D.9  Noise and Vibration
Fig. D.9-1  Typical Range of Common Sounds Heard in the Environment
D.10  Public Services and Utilities
D.11  Socioeconomics
D.12  System and Transportation Safety
Fig. D.12-1  SONGS Emergency Planning Zone Map
Fig. D.12-2  Sources of Radiation Exposure (figure embedded in text)
D.13  Traffic and Circulation
Fig. D.13-1  Project Area Roadway System
D.14  Visual Resources
Fig. D.14-1  Landscape Units, and KOPs within the Proposed Project's Viewshed
Fig. D.14-2  Landscape Unit 1: Coastal Marine Terrace, Bluffs, and Beaches
Fig. D.14-3  KOP 1: San Onofre State Beach
Fig. D.14-4  KOP 2: Interstate 5 Vista Point; MCBCP Facilities within Landscape Unit 1
Fig. D.14-5  Landscape Unit 2: Santa Margarita Mountains; Landscape Unit 3: Santa Margarita River
Fig. D.14-6  KOP 3: Camp Del Mar
Fig. D.14-7  KOP 4: Interstate 5
Fig. D.14-8  KOP 5: SONGS Site and Facilities
Fig. D.14-9  KOP 4: Interstate 5 / Las Pulgas Road Transition
Fig. D.14-10  KOP 1: San Onofre State Beach / Landscape Beds
Fig. D.14-11  KOP 4: Interstate 5 / Segments L, N, Q, R
E.  Comparison of Alternatives
E.1  Comparison Methodology
E.2  Environmentally Superior Alternative
E.3  No Project Alternative vs. the Environmentally Superior Alternative
F.  Other CEQA Considerations
F.1  Growth Inducing Effects
F.2  Significant Irreversible Changes
F.3  Cumulative Scenario
F.4  Cumulative Impact Analysis
F.5  References
G.  NRC License Renewal
G.1  SCE's Position on NRC License Renewal
G.2  NRC Licensing Process
G.3  Status of License Renewal Applications
G.4  Issues Relevant to SONGS 2 & 3 License Renewal
G.5  References
H.  Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting
H.1  Introduction to MMCRP
H.2  Roles and Responsibilities
H.3  General Monitoring Procedures
H.4  Mitigation Compliance Plan
H.5  Condition Effectiveness Review
H.6  Mitigation Monitoring Program Tables
I.  Public Participation
I.1  EIR Scoping Process
I.2  Public Notification
I.3  Final EIR Release
J.  Report Preparation
J.1  EIR Preparers
J.2  EIR Information Contacts
J.3  List of Definitions and Acronyms
Appendix 1.  Notice of Preparation
Appendix 2.  Biological Resources
Appendix 3.  Cultural Resources
Appendix 4.  Summary of Pertinent Federal Regulations
Title Page
Introduction to Volume II
Table 1.  Commenters and Comment Set Numbers
Master Responses to Major Comments
Master Response MR-1: Baseline
Master Response MR-2: NRC License Renewal
Master Response MR-3: NRC vs. CPUC Jurisdiction
Comments and Responses to Comments
Comments Received from Public Agencies
Comment Set A - State of California, Department of Transportation (Caltrans District 12)
Comment Set B - U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton
Comment Set C - County of Orange, Resources & Development Management Department
Comment Set D - State of California, Department of Transportation (Caltrans District 11)
Comment Set E - California Coastal Commission
Comment Set F - City of San Clemente Planning Division
Comment Set G - State of California, Department of Fish and Game
Comment Set H - Native American Heritage Commission
Comment Set I - State of California, Department of Parks and Recreation, Orange Coast District
Comments Received from Organizations and Companies
Comment Set CC1 - Physicians for Social Responsibility
Comment Set CC2 - The Utility Reform Network (TURN)
Comment Set CC3 - Los Osos Community Advisory Council
Comment Set CC4 - Alliance for Nuclear Responsibility
Comment Set CC5 - California Earth Corps
Comment Set CC6 - CREED
Comments Received at Public Workshops
Comment Set PM1 - Public Workshop, 2:00 p.m. May 12, 2005
Comment Set PM2 - Public Workshop, 7:00 p.m. May 12, 2005
Comments Received from Private Individuals
Comment Sets 1-4
Comment Sets 5-9
Comment Sets 10-12
Comment Sets 13-15
Comment Set 16:  Part 1  Part 2  Part 3  Part 4  Part 5 (responses)
Comment Sets 17-20
Comments Received from the Applicant (Southern California Edison)
Comment Set SCE:  Part 1  Part 2  Part 3  Part 4  Part 5 (responses)

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