North Shore Pipeline Replacement Project

3 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
San Bernardino County
Document Title
North Shore Pipeline Replacement Project
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Project Applicant

Document Description
The project involves upgrading existing high-pressure natural gas pipeline infrastructure along North Shore Lane, North Shore Drive/State Route 38, and Stanfield Cutoff to increase the pressure and natural gas feed into the Big Bear area for the purpose of meeting existing and future demands. The proposed improvements would involve replacing the existing 6-inch high-pressure steel natural gas pipeline with an 8-inch high-pressure steel natural gas pipeline. Other lateral pipelines would also be upgraded. The existing natural gas pipelines would be abandoned in place and capped off, and new natural gas pipelines would be installed primarily by open trench excavation with some areas installed by horizontal directional drilling. The project would require an Encroachment Permit and Construction Permit from the County of San Bernardino; Encroachment Permit from the U.S. Forest Service and California Department of Transportation; Section 1602 Streambed Alteration Agreement from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife; Construction Permit from the City of Big Bear Lake; and a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Construction General Permit and Waste Discharge Permit from the Santa Ana Regional Water Quality Control Board.

Contact Information
Jim Morrissey
County of San Bernardino - Land Use Services Department
385 N. Arrowhead Avenue First Floor
San Bernardino, CA 92415-0187

Phone : (909) 387-4234


Community of Bear Valley
San Bernardino
Southern California
Cross Streets
State Route 38/North Shore Drive and North Shore Lane
Total Acres
Linear 2.3 miles
Parcel #
Not Applicable
State Highways
SR-38, SR-18
Big Bear Airport
Big Bear Lake

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Other (Natural gas pipeline improvement)
Local Action
Utility Improvement
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Agricultural Land Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Drainage/Absorption Economics/Jobs Flood Plain/Flooding Forest Land/Fire Hazard Geologic/Seismic Greenhouse Gas Emissions Minerals Noise Population/Housing Balance Public Services Recreation/Parks Schools/Universities Septic System Sewer Capacity Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Solid Waste Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation Vegetation Water Quality Water Supply Wetland/Riparian Land Use
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board California Department of Conservation California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Inland Deserts Region 6 California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of State Parks, Division of Boating and Waterways California Department of Transportation, District 8 California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics California Department of Water Resources California Energy Commission California Governor's Office of Emergency Services California Highway Patrol California Native American Heritage Commission California Natural Resources Agency California Public Utilities Commission California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Santa Ana Region 8 California State Lands Commission Department of Toxic Substances Control Office of Historic Preservation State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality


Environmental Document
Appendix A_Proposed Improvements   PDF 2204 K Appendix B_AQ_GHG_Energy   PDF 544 K Appendix C_Biological Reports   PDF 17084 K Appendix D_Cultural Resources Study   PDF 807 K Appendix E_Geotechnical Study   PDF 9046 K NOA   PDF 24 K North Shore Pipeline Initial Study   PDF 6000 K SCH Summary Form   PDF 629 K
Notice_of_Completion_   PDF 486 K

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