Alternative Intake Project Transmission Line and Interconnection

2 Documents in Project

Summary

SCH Number
2008092092
Lead Agency
Western Area Power Administration
Document Title
Alternative Intake Project Transmission Line and Interconnection
Document Type
EA - Environmental Assessment
Received
Present Land Use
Agricultural

Document Description
The Western Area Power Administration (Western) has prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) to analyze a proposal to construct, operate, and maintain a new 3.6 mile long 69-kilovolt (kv) single circuit electrical transmission line and to provide a new interconnection to the Contra Costa Water District's (CCWD) Alternative Intake Project (AIP) located in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta within San Joaquin and Contra Costa Counties. Under the Proposed Action, Western would provide electric service to CCWD facilities including a new CCWD substation and pump station on the Victoria Canal. The EA evaluates Western's transmission line and interconnection (Proposed Action) for AIP. The proposed Action would extend Western's existing Tracy-Los Vaqueros 69-kV transmission line from near CCWD's existing Old River Pump Station, span Old River onto Victoria Island, and continue along existing dirt roads to the AIP's new power substation serving the new CCWD Victoria Canal Pump Station. Western would be responsible for constructing, operating, and maintaining the proposed transmission line.

Contact Information
Cherie Johnsten-Waldear
Western Area Power Administration
114 Parkshore Drive
Folsom, CA 95630

Phone : (916) 353-4035

Location

Cities
Byron
Counties
Contra Costa San Joaquin
State Highways
SR 4
Waterways
Old River

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Other (60kV Transmission Line Extension)
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Agricultural Land Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Drainage/Absorption Flood Plain/Flooding Forest Land/Fire Hazard Geologic/Seismic Minerals Noise Population/Housing Balance Recreation/Parks Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation Vegetation Water Quality Wetland/Riparian Wildlife Growth Inducing Land Use Cumulative Effects
Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Parks and Recreation California Energy Commission California Highway Patrol Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 3 Department of Toxic Substances Control Department of Water Resources Native American Heritage Commission Regional Water Quality Control Bd., Region 5 (Sacramento) Resources Agency Caltrans, District 10 Caltrans, District 4 State Lands Commission Delta Protection Commission
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