San Joaquin Cross Valley Loop

13 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC)
Document Title
San Joaquin Cross Valley Loop
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Primary Existing Land Uses: Agriculture with some residential and commercial uses.
Document Description
Southern California Edison (SCE), in its California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) application (A.08-05-039), filed on May 30, 2008, seeks a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (CPCN) for the San Joaquin Cross Valley Loop Transmission Line Project (Proposed Project), which includes the following major elements: - Replacement of approximately 1.1 miles of two sets of single circuit 220 kV transmission line with a single double circuit transmission line to be constructed on the western side of SCE's existing right of way (ROW) immediately north of the Rector substation; - Construction of an approximately 18.5 mile-long, double circuit transmission line that would loop the existing Big Creek 3-Springville 220 kV transmission line into the Rector Substation. The first 1.1 miles of the new transmission line would be constructed on the eastern side of SCE's existing ROW adjacent to the new 1.1 miles of double circuit line described above; - Installation of electrical equipment and substation supporting structures for the transmission lines, protective relays, and a mechanical and electrical equipment room (MEER) at the Rector Substation to accommodate the transmission lines; and - Removal of wave traps and line tuners and installation of additional protective relays at Rector Substation, Springville Substation, Vestal Substation, and Big Creek 3 Substation. The objective of the Proposed Project is to build electrical facilities necessary to maintain safe and reliable electric service to customers, and serve the forecasted electrical demand in the southeastern portion of the San Joaquin Valley.

Contact Information

Jensen Uchida
Agency Name
California Public Utilities Commission
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Farmersville, Visalia
Cross Streets
Parcel #
State Highways
198, 65, 245
Union Pacific
Lake Kaweah, Friant Kern Canal

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
Air Resources Board, Major Industrial Projects, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Energy Commission, California Highway Patrol, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Fresno Region 5 (RWQCB), Department of Water Resources, Resources Agency, California Department of Transportation, District 6 (DOT)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Transportation, District 6 (DOT)
Development Types
Power:Electric Transmission Lines (Megawatts 220 kV)
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Septic System, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire, Wildlife

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