Sylmar Ground Return System Replacement Project

7 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Los Angeles
Document Title
Sylmar Ground Return System Replacement Project
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Document Description
The Los Angeles Dept. of Water and Power is proposing to replace the existing marine cables and the marine electrode portions of the Sylmar Ground Return System. The proposed marine facility would originate at the existing Gladstone Vault, from this location, the new marine cables would extend to a new electrode array in the Santa Monica Bay. The marine cables would be installed several feet beneath the ocean floor by means of a water-jet plow to the site of the proposed electrode array, approx. 2 miles offshore. The electrode array would be located on the ocean floor at a depth of approx. 100 feet below mean sea level and consist of 36 concrete vaults, arranged in two rows of 18 vaults. Each vault is 20 feet long 8 feet wide, and four feet high.

Contact Information

Nancy Chung
Agency Name
City of Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Los Angeles, Los Angeles, City of
Los Angeles
Cross Streets
Pacific Coast Hwy and Sunset Blvd.
State Highways
Pacific Coast Hwy
Santa Monica Bay
Other Location Info
Pacific Palisades

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Coastal Commission (CCC), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 7 (DOT), California Highway Patrol, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Los Angeles Region 4 (RWQCB), Department of Water Resources, Office of Emergency Services, California, Resources Agency, California State Lands Commission (SLC)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California State Lands Commission (SLC)
Development Types
Power:Other Power Type (Ground return)
Project Issues
Air Quality, Biological Resources, Coastal Zone, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Hydrology/Water Quality, Noise, Recreation, Transportation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian

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