Devers Palo Verde No 2

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NEPA Document Collection for: Devers Palo Verde No 2
EIS

EIS/EIR Devers-Palo Verde No. 2 500kV Transmission Line Project

General NEPA Document Info
Energy Sector Transmission

Environmental
Analysis Type

EIS

Applicant

Southern California Edison Company SCE
Consultant Aspen Environmental

Geothermal Area

Project Location

Project Phase

Techniques

Time Frame (days)
NEPA Process Time 2045
Participating Agencies

Lead Agency

BLM

Funding Agency

none provided

Managing District Office

California

Managing Field Office

Funding Agencies

none provided

Surface Manager

none provided

Mineral Manager

none provided
Selected Dates
Pre-Application
Meeting Date
2005/12/07
Application
Document Type
NOI, POD, ROW
EID Federal Register Date 2005/12/07
Scoping Initiated Date 2005/12/07
Preliminary EA-EIS Date 2006/07/28
Final EA-EIS Date
/Public Comment Period
2007/03/15
Decision Document Date 2011/07/14
Relevant Numbers
Lead Agency
Doc Number
CACA-053059

Proposed Action

Southern California Edison (SCE) filed an application (Application Number A.05-04-015) for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (CPCN), accompanied by its Proponent’s Environmental Assessment (PEA), with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) on April 11, 2005 for the Devers–Palo Verde 500 kV No. 2 (DPV2) Transmission Line Project (Proposed Project). The CPUC identifies the DPV2 Project as Application A.05-04-015. This Draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (Draft EIR/EIS) has been prepared by the California Public Utilities Commission as Lead Agency under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) to inform the public and to meet the needs of local, State, and federal permitting agencies to consider the project proposed by SCE (or "the Applicant").

The Proposed Project would traverse federal BLM land in both California and Arizona. Although the Proposed Project would be located primarily within SCE’s existing easement, there may be some areas where additional ROW would need to be acquired. Therefore, SCE has also submitted an application for a Right-of-Way Grant Permit from BLM to implement the project and comply with NEPA. In addition, because approximately 106 miles of the proposed alignment would traverse lands in Arizona (the majority of which would be on BLM lands and under federal jurisdiction), pursuant to Arizona Revised Statute 40-360 et seq., the ACC must issue a Certificate of Environmental Compatibility (CEC) to SCE based on environmental review and an analysis of purpose and need in order for SCE to construct a transmission line. Therefore, SCE has stated its intention to file its application for a CEC with the ACC in late April 2006. This application would serve the same general purpose as the PEA submitted to the CPUC.

Conditions of Approval

An amended ROW grant was issued to Southern California Edison (SCE) by BLM for a term of 30 years with a right of renewal so long as the holder is complying with the lease/grant and applicable laws and regulations. The ROW grant will allow SCE the right to use, occupy, and develop the described public lands to construct, operate, maintain, and decommission a 500 kV transmission line, substation, telecommunications system, and associated facilities. The special use easement will be issued to SCE by the FS for a term of 50 years. The special use easement does not provide for renewal; however a new easement may be issued at the end of the term at the discretion of the authorized officer. The special use easement will authorize SCE to occupy and use National Forest System lands for electric transmission lines and associated facilities.

The ROW grant is conditioned on implementation of mitigation measures and monitoring programs as identified in the Final EIR/EIS, the Biological Opinion (BO) issued by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) on January 11, 2011, the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) Section 106 Programmatic Agreement (PA), the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) Conditions of Certification, and the issuance of all necessary local, state, and federal approvals, authorizations, and permits.

Data Completion Notes

BLM project website: http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/fo/palmsprings/devers_paloverde.html CPUC project website: http://www.cpuc.ca.gov/Environment/info/aspen/dpv2/dpv2.htm

NEPA Resource Analysis Updated: May 2016.

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Resource Analysis

Resource Not
Present
Present,
Not
Affected
Present,
Potentially
Affected
Not
Indicated
Comment Applicant
Proposed
Mitigation
Agency
Imposed
Mitigation
Access and Transportation
"NEPA_Resource_Analysis" is not in the list of possible values (Not Present, Present, Not Affected, Present, Potentially Affected, Not Indicated) for this property.

 

proposed  
Air Quality
"NEPA_Resource_Analysis" is not in the list of possible values (Not Present, Present, Not Affected, Present, Potentially Affected, Not Indicated) for this property.

 

proposed  
Cultural Resources
"NEPA_Resource_Analysis" is not in the list of possible values (Not Present, Present, Not Affected, Present, Potentially Affected, Not Indicated) for this property.

 

  imposed
Geology and Minerals
"NEPA_Resource_Analysis" is not in the list of possible values (Not Present, Present, Not Affected, Present, Potentially Affected, Not Indicated) for this property.

 

proposed imposed
Invasive, Nonnative Species
"NEPA_Resource_Analysis" is not in the list of possible values (Not Present, Present, Not Affected, Present, Potentially Affected, Not Indicated) for this property.

 

proposed  
Lands and Realty
"NEPA_Resource_Analysis" is not in the list of possible values (Not Present, Present, Not Affected, Present, Potentially Affected, Not Indicated) for this property.

 

   
Noise
"NEPA_Resource_Analysis" is not in the list of possible values (Not Present, Present, Not Affected, Present, Potentially Affected, Not Indicated) for this property.

 

proposed  
Paleontological Resources
"NEPA_Resource_Analysis" is not in the list of possible values (Not Present, Present, Not Affected, Present, Potentially Affected, Not Indicated) for this property.

 

  imposed
Prime or Unique Farmlands
"NEPA_Resource_Analysis" is not in the list of possible values (Not Present, Present, Not Affected, Present, Potentially Affected, Not Indicated) for this property.

 

   
Public Health and Safety
"NEPA_Resource_Analysis" is not in the list of possible values (Not Present, Present, Not Affected, Present, Potentially Affected, Not Indicated) for this property.

 

proposed  
Recreation
"NEPA_Resource_Analysis" is not in the list of possible values (Not Present, Present, Not Affected, Present, Potentially Affected, Not Indicated) for this property.

 

proposed imposed
Threatened and Endangered Species
"NEPA_Resource_Analysis" is not in the list of possible values (Not Present, Present, Not Affected, Present, Potentially Affected, Not Indicated) for this property.

 

  imposed
Vegetation
"NEPA_Resource_Analysis" is not in the list of possible values (Not Present, Present, Not Affected, Present, Potentially Affected, Not Indicated) for this property.

 

proposed  
Visual Resources
"NEPA_Resource_Analysis" is not in the list of possible values (Not Present, Present, Not Affected, Present, Potentially Affected, Not Indicated) for this property.