Venoco Platform Holly Power Cable Replacement Project
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Recreation; Non-conforming land use (City of Goleta)
Venoco, Inc. proposes to replace the existing 46-year-old, 16.5 kilovolt power cable between the Ellwood Onshore Facility (EOF) and Platform Holly as part of repair and maintenance. The new power cable would be sized as an in-kind replacement, with similar electrical power transmission capability to support existing operations and newer technology fiber optics to replace existing wire telecommunications. The replacement cable would follow the general route of the existing cable through existing easements. It would begin at the EOF and be routed underground to a Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) site just west of the EOF fence, then via a HDD-installed conduit under the beach and surf zone to a HDD exit pit on the seafloor. The cable would then be laid on the seafloor to Platform Holly and installed in a new 8-inch diameter "I" tube riser on the Platform.
Offshore in State waters of Pacific Ocean and at 7979 Hollister Avenue, Goleta
Notice of Completion
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Power:Other Power Type (power cable)(Megawatts 16.5 kv)
Use Permit, Coastal Permit
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Coastal Zone, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Geology/Soils, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Transportation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Fisheries
Air Resources Board, Major Industrial Projects, Cal Fire, 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 5 (DOT), California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Coast Region 3 (RWQCB), Department of Fish and Wildlife, Marine Region, Department of Water Resources, Office of Emergency Services, California, Resources Agency, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)
Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)
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