PacifiCorp Yreka-Weed Transmission Line Upgrade

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Public Utilities Commission, California (California Public Utilities Commission)
Document Title
PacifiCorp Yreka-Weed Transmission Line Upgrade
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Open space, ranch lands, farmlands, and housing. City of Weed: Z: General Industrial (M), Limited Industrial (C-M), Open Space (OS), and Low Density Residential (R-1) GP: General Industrial (I), Light Industrial (LI), Open Space (OS), and Residential Single-Family-Low Density (RL) Siskiyou County: Z: Prime Agricultural (AG-1), Non-Prime Agricultural (AG-2), Rural Residential Agricultural (R-R), Multiple-Family Residential (RES-4), and Heavy Industrial (HI) GP: Constraint areas: Slope, Erosion Hazard, Fire Hazard, Woodland Productiviy, Flood Hazard, Surface Hydrology, Miller Mountain Deer Wintering, Water Quality-Not Potable, and Severe Septic Tank Limitations.

Document Description
PacifiCorp, in its California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) application (A.05-12-011) filed on December 13, 2005, seeks a Permit to Construct (PTC) approximately 18.6 miles of 115 kV single-circuit transmission line between the Yreka and Weed Junction Substations pursuant to CPUC General Order (GO) 131-D. Also included in this CEQA review, although not included as part of PacifiCorp's original application, is a planned rebuilding of the Weed Substation and upgrade of approximately 1.5 miles of single-circuit 69 kV transmission line to a double-circuit 115 kV transmission line (collectively called the Weed Segment) which was added to the CEQA review by order of Commissioner Brown in his "Ruling Regarding Piecemealing and Substations," filed June 5, 2006. The objective of the proposed project is to improve reliability by increasing transmission capacity in the Yreka-Weed area in order to continue safe and reliable electric service to customers in the area, and to meet contractual obligations. The objective of the Weed Segment is to handle increased load and to provide transmission capacity.

Contact Information
John Boccio
California Public Utilities Commission
505 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102-3298

Phone : (415) 703-2641


Weed Yreka
Cross Streets
Parcel #
State Highways
I-5, SR-97
Grenada ES and Grenada Community Day School
Shasta River, Parks Creek, Lake Shastina

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Power:Electric Transmission Lines (115 kV Watts)
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Agricultural Land Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Noise Public Services Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation Water Quality Water Supply Wetland/Riparian Land Use
Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Conservation California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Northern Region 1 California Department of Parks and Recreation California Energy Commission California Highway Patrol California Native American Heritage Commission California Regional Water Quality Control Board, North Coast Region 1 Caltrans, Division of Aeronautics Department of Water Resources Office of Emergency Services, California Resources Agency California Department of Transportation, District 2

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