Sylmar Ground Return System Replacement Project (SGRS Project)

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
Los Angeles, City of (City of Los Angeles)
Document Title
Sylmar Ground Return System Replacement Project (SGRS Project)
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination

Document Description
The Los Angeles Dept. of Water and Power is proposing to replace the existing marine electrode portions of the SGRS. The replacement facility will be located in the vicinity of the existing SGRS marine facility in Santa Monica Bay. While the new marine facility would be in a different alignment than the existing, it would serve the same purpose and function as the existing facility. The SGRS is an integral component of the Pacific Direct Current Intertie Transmission Line (PDCI), which transmits bulk power between Los Angeles and the Pacific Northwest. The PDCI is a direct current system, and it cannot operate reliably without a ground return system. Due to physical and operational system deficiencies with the existing marine facility of the SGRS, its replacement is proposed to increase the reliability and stability of the power generation and delivery system for the Southern CA; to continue to meet current and projected demand for power in the region; and to help increase the available share of renewable resource energy for the PDCI partners.

Contact Information
Nancy Chung
City of Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
111 North Hope Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Phone : (213) 367-0404


34°02'18.1"N 118°33'19.1"W
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 Determination

Approving Agency
City of Los Angeles Board of Water and Power Commissioners
Approving Agency Role
Lead Agency
Approved On
Final Environmental Document Available at
111 North Hope Street, Room 1044, Los Angeles, CA 90012


(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(2b) A Mitigated or a Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(2c) An other document type was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
(4) A mitigation reporting or monitoring plan was adopted for this project
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA

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