STATE OF CALIFORNIA
Welcome to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) website for the environmental review of the proposed construction of the San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) Transmission Line (TL) 6931 Fire Hardening / Wind Interconnect Project located in southeastern San Diego County, California. An application for this project was submitted to the CPUC on December 13, 2012 (Application A.12-12-007). This site provides access to public documents and information relevant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) review process.
SDG&E filed an application for a Permit to Construct the TL 6931 Fire Hardening / Wind Interconnect Project with the CPUC. The CPUC is the CEQA lead agency for this project. The project proposes to fire harden 5.2 miles of the existing 69 kilovolt (kV) wood pole power line (TL 6931) as well as provide a new 138 kV generation interconnection circuit to Boulevard East Substation. The project is needed to fire harden existing facilities in a high fire risk area of eastern San Diego County. As proposed by SDG&E, the project would fire harden the existing system by replacing the existing 69 kV wood pole structures with steel poles that include 138 kV class insulators and vertical spacing. The proposed project would also provide the interconnection facilities for the Shu’luuk Wind Project proposed on the Campo Indian Reservation, if approved. If not approved, this project would allow a vacant position for the addition of a second circuit when needed in the future. The environmental review for the Shu’luuk Wind Project is in process and is being conducted by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (see related links).
The proposed project is located south of I-8 and Old Highway 80 and traverses the Live Oak Springs and the Boulevard community areas in southeast San Diego County, California, approximately 10 miles north of the United States-Mexico border, 15 miles west of the Imperial County border, and 50 miles east of downtown San Diego. The location of the proposed project is shown in the Project Location Map.
Application and Proponents Environmental Assessment
SDG&E's application and proponent's environmental assessment (PEA) for the TL 6931 Fire Hardening / Wind Interconnect Project was submitted December 13, 2012, and is available online in the following links:
As needed during the environmental review process, the Environmental Review Team will provide SDG&E with data requests for specific information during preparation of the CEQA document. These requests and SDG&E’s responses are published here, when available:
On June 21, 2013 SDG&E filed a motion to withdraw this application. This motion is currently under consideration with the CPUC Administrative Law Judge. Click on the link below to view SDG&E’s motion.
Environmental Impact Report (EIR)
The Draft Environmental Impact Report (Draft EIR) will be published here, when available.
The Final Environmental Impact Report (Final EIR) will be published here, when available.
The Commission’s Decision on the project will be published here, when available.
Reports issued by the CPUC, reports on construction progress, and reports issued as part of the Mitigation Monitoring Program will be published here, when available.
The CPUC, through its Environmental Review Team, is conducting an environmental review of the project. To request additional information or to be added to the mailing list, please contact us by email or phone, as follows:
The CPUC's project manager is: