Vegetation Removal Project

Summary

SCH Number
2020050530
Lead Agency
Half Moon Bay, City of (City of Half Moon Bay)
Document Title
Vegetation Removal Project
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Received
Project Applicant
Pacific Gas and Electric Company
Present Land Use
Undeveloped

Document Description
The project involves vegetation maintenance (e.g., removing trees and brush) within PG&E’s existing rights-of-way that contain a high-pressure natural gas transmission pipeline. The purpose of the project is to protect the structural integrity of the existing natural gas pipeline, which could be damaged by the roots of trees and woody brush. Additionally, the project is necessary to improve emergency access and allow for routine leak surveys, which are also necessary to maintain natural gas pipeline integrity. PG&E proposes to remove 68 trees and 100 brush units1 from the Northeast Work Area and 11 trees and 15 brush units from the Southwest Work Area. Vegetation maintenance activities are anticipated to require up to 3 weeks. Project activities would typically be conducted during daylight hours Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Project activities would generally be confined to the existing ROW and staging areas. One occurrence of night work may be required to facilitate the removal of a limited number of trees that would require crews to utilize the eastbound lane of SR-92. Vegetation would be cut to no more than 6 inches above ground level. All vegetation would be removed by crews using hand tools, including chainsaws, loppers, shovels, rakes, and weed whackers, with support from a mini excavator and/or rubber-tracked skid steer and a truck-pulled chipper. No new roads or grading is proposed, and vehicles would be limited to existing roads and disturbed areas.

Contact Information
Douglas Garrison
City of Half Moon Bay
501 Main Street
Half Moon Bay , CA 94019

Phone : (510) 449-9381
DGarrison@hmbcity.com

Location

Cities
Half Moon Bay
Counties
San Mateo
Parcel #
056-260-180, 056-260-190, 056-270-050 056-260-080
State Highways
92

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Other (Vegetation Management )
Local Action
Coastal Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Agricultural Land Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Forest Land/Fire Hazard Geologic/Seismic Minerals Noise Population/Housing Balance Public Services Recreation/Parks Schools/Universities Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation Vegetation Water Quality Water Supply Wetland/Riparian Land Use Cumulative Effects
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board California Coastal Commission California Department of Conservation California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Pesticide Regulation California Department of Transportation, District 4 California Department of Water Resources California Highway Patrol California Native American Heritage Commission California Natural Resources Agency California Public Utilities Commission California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Francisco Bay Region 2 California State Lands Commission Department of Toxic Substances Control Office of Historic Preservation San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality

Attachments

Environmental Document
Draft CPSI IS-MND   PDF 11539 K NOI signed   PDF 1189 K SCH Environmental Sumary Form   PDF 585 K
NOC
CPSI IS_MND NOC - signed   PDF 625 K

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