Southern California Edison
Eldorado-Ivanpah Transmission Project

(Application No. A.09-05-027)

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Draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/EIS)

Notice of Availability

Volume I

(To download Volume I as a single file click here;  26 MB)

Cover Page and Cover Sheet
Table of Contents
Executive Summary
1 Introduction
2 Description of Proposed Project and Alternatives
(5 MB)
3 Environmental Analysis
3.1 Introduction to Environmental Analysis
3.2 Visual Resources (4 MB)
3.3 Air Quality and Greenhouse Gases
3.4 Biological Resources (5 MB)
3.5 Cultural Resources
3.6 Geology, Soils, Minerals, and Paleontology
3.7 Hazards, Health, and Safety
3.8 Hydrology and Water Quality
3.9 Land Use
3.10 Noise
3.11 Public Services and Utilities
3.12 Recreation
3.13 Socioeconomics, Population and Housing, and Environmental  Justice
3.14 Traffic and Transportation
4 Comparison of Alternatives
5 Cumulative Scenario and Impacts (4 MB)
6 Other Considerations
7 Consultation and Coordination
8 References

Volume II - Appendix

(To download Volume II as a single file click here; 10 MB)

A-1 - Alternatives Screening Report
A-2 - Construction Workforce and Equipment
B-1 - Biological Technical Report (6 MB)
B-2 - Desert Tortoise Surveys
C - Aesthetic Resources Documents
D - Air Quality and Greenhouse Gases
E - Scoping Summary Report
F - Programmatic Agreement with CA and NV SHPOs

Comments on the Draft EIR/EIS

The following comments were received during the public review period, April 30 to June 22, 2010. Responses to these comments will be available as part of the Final EIR/EIS.

BrightSource Energy
California Department of Transportation (CalTrans)
California State Lands Commission (CSLC)
Center for Biological Diversity
Center for Biological Diversity - Comments of Bill Powers, P.E.
Clark County Department of Aviation (CCDOA)
Clark County Desert Conservation Program
Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC)
Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District
Nevada Department of Wildlife
Southern California Edison (SCE) (Revised 7/21/2010)
Western Watersheds Project
US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
California Department of Fish and Game (CDFG)

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For Additional Information

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, fax, or phone, as follows:

Project email: Ivanpah@ene.com
Project voicemail: 877-478-4686
Project fax: (415) 981-0101

The CPUC’s Project Manager is:

Monisha Gangopadhyay
CPUC Energy Division California
Public Utilities Commission
505 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102
Tel. (415) 703-5595

The BLM’s Project Manager is:

Tom Hurshman
Right-of-Way Project Manager
Bureau of Land Management
Phone: 970-240-5345
Fax: 970-240-5368
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