SDG&E Master Special Use Permit (MSUP) and Permit to Construct (PTC) Power Line Replacement Projects

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC)
Document Title
SDG&E Master Special Use Permit (MSUP) and Permit to Construct (PTC) Power Line Replacement Projects
Document Type
FIN - Final Document
Present Land Use
Document Description
FYI Final SDG&E's proposed MSUP/PTC Power Line Replacement Projects would consolidate over 70 existing special use permits for SDG&E facilities within the Cleveland National Forest (CNF) into one MSUP to be issued by the Forest Service. The MSUP would allow the continued operation and maintenance of approximately 102 miles of SDG&E's existing 69 kV transmission line (TL) also referred to as power lines, 12 kV circuits (C) also referred to as distribution lines and ancillary facilities, as well as approximately 34 miles of existing access roads require to maintain and operate SDG&E electric facilities within the CNF. In addition to combining the permits and easements for existing SDG&E facilities within the CNF into one MSUP, SDG&E's proposed project includes the replacement of five existing 69 kV power lines and six 12 kV distribution circuits located within and outside of the CNF, referred to herein as the proposed power line replacement projects. Powerline replacement would primarily include fire hardening (wood-to-steel pole replacement) along with relocation, removal, undergrounding, and single-circuit to double-circuit conversion along certain facilities and segments. The proposed power line replacement projects will require authorization under the MSUP as well as approval form the CA Public Utilities Commission. Approval of the MSUP would allow for the continued operation and maintenance of SDG&E electric facilities within the CNF and authorize the replacement of certain existing power lines on and adjacent to CNF lands. MSUP approval is being requested by SDG&E because the existing authorization within the CNF are expired, and the existing power lines are needed to supply power to local communities, residences, and government-owned facilities located within and adjacent to the CNF.

Contact Information

Lisa Orsaba
Agency Name
California Public Utilities Commission
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Pauma Valley
Orange, San Diego
Cross Streets
Parcel #
State Highways
I-8, SR-76, 78, 79
Other Location Info
Warner Springs, Santa Ysabel, Descanso, Pine Valley, and Campo

Notice of Completion

State Reviewing Agencies
Air Resources Board, Major Industrial Projects, California Air Resources Board (ARB), 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 11 (DOT), California Department of Transportation, District 12 (DOT), California Energy Commission, California Highway Patrol, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Diego Region 9 (RWQCB), Department of Water Resources, Resources Agency
Development Types
Other (Various)
Local Actions
CPUC: Permit to Construct / USFS: Master Special Use Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Economics/Jobs, 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, Solid Waste, Transportation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire, Wildlife, GHGE

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