Tehachapi Renewable Transmission

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NEPA Document Collection for: Tehachapi Renewable Transmission
EIS

Environmental Impact Statement for the Tehachapi Renewable Transmission Project

General NEPA Document Info
Energy Sector Transmission

Environmental
Analysis Type

EIS

Applicant

Southern California Edison Company SCE
Consultant Aspen Environmental Group

Geothermal Area

Project Location

Project Phase

Techniques

Time Frame (days)
NEPA Process Time 1123
Participating Agencies

Lead Agency

Funding Agency

none provided

Managing District Office

Managing Field Office

none provided

Funding Agencies

none provided

Surface Manager

Mineral Manager

none provided
Selected Dates
Pre-Application
Meeting Date
2007/09/07
Application
Document Type
NOI, ROW
EID Federal Register Date 2007/09/07
Scoping Initiated Date 2007/09/07
Preliminary EA-EIS Date 2009/02/13
Final EA-EIS Date
/Public Comment Period
2010/09/14
Decision Document Date 2010/10/04
Relevant Numbers
Lead Agency
Doc Number

Proposed Action

The proposed Project, which is described in full detail in Chapter 2 of the Final EIS (Description of Alternatives, including the Proposed Project), would connect the Tehachapi Wind Resource Area (TWRA) in southern Kern County with SCE’s transmission system in order to deliver power produced in the TWRA to utility load centers.

The primary components of the proposed Project include: (1) Construct new 500-kV transmission lines; (2) Construct new single-circuit 220-kV transmission lines; (3) Rebuild existing 220-kV lines to 500-kV standards; (4) Rebuild existing single-circuit transmission lines to double-circuit transmission lines; (5) Relocate several existing 66-kV subtransmission lines; (6) Construct a new 500-kV substation; and (7) Upgrade five existing substations. Approximately 42 miles of the proposed Project would be located on National Forest System (NFS) lands in the Angeles National Forest (ANF) and up to pproximately 16 miles of the proposed transmission facilities may require right-of-way (ROW) expansion on Angeles National Forest lands.

Because the proposed transmission line would traverse approximately 42 miles of NFS lands, SCE filed an application for a Special Use authorization with the USDA Forest Service on June 29, 2007, seeking permission for construction, operation, and maintenance of the proposed Project on NFS lands in the ANF.

Conditions of Approval

Decision requires a Mitigation and Monitoring Plan. The plan will include all mitigation measures selected in the Record of Decision and a monitoring strategy to define rolls and responsibilities. The requirements are detailed in the Record of Decision linked in this database.

Data Completion Notes

CPUC Project Website: ftp://ftp.cpuc.ca.gov/gopher-data/environ/tehachapi_renewables/TRTP.htm

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Resource Analysis

Resource Not
Present
Present,
Not
Affected
Present,
Potentially
Affected
Not
Indicated
Comment Applicant
Proposed
Mitigation
Agency
Imposed
Mitigation
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.

Part I

proposed imposed
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.

Part III

  imposed
Wastes Hazardous or Solid
"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
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
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.

 

proposed  
Water 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 imposed
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.

 

  imposed
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.

 

  imposed
Fire 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.

 

proposed imposed
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 imposed
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.

 

proposed imposed
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.

Part II

proposed imposed
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 imposed
BLM Sensitive 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
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.

 

  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.

 

proposed  
Fisheries 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.

 

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

Wilderness and Recreation

proposed imposed
Fire 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.

Wildfire Prevention and Suppression

proposed imposed
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.

 

  imposed
Wildlife 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.

 

proposed 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 imposed
Wastes Hazardous or Solid
"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
Migratory Birds
"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
Special Status 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  
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.

 

  imposed
Special Status 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.

Reptiles and Amphibians

  imposed
Special Status 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.

Birds

  imposed
Special Status 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.

Mammals

  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.

Vegetation

  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.

Wildlife Amphibians - California Red-Legged Frogs

  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.

Reptiles - Desert Tortoises

  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.

T&E and Special-Status Fish - Santa Ana sucker

  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.

Birds

  imposed