Valley Generating Station Demolition Project (Units 1-4 and Associated Structures)

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
Document Title
Valley Generating Station Demolition Project (Units 1-4 and Associated Structures)
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Public Facilities: [Q]PF-1XL-CUGU
Document Description
This document consists of both the Initial Study for the project and the MND. The Initial Study determined that the implementation of the proposed project could cause some potentially significant impacts on the environment but, as shown in the environmental analysis contained in this Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration (IS/MND), all of the project’s potentially significant impacts would be reduced to less than significant levels through the implementation of mitigation measures. Consequently, the analysis contained herein concludes that an MND shall be prepared for the proposed project. The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) proposes to demolish Units 1–4 and associated structures and systems, the bearing cooling tower foundation, skim pond, and four concrete foundations of demolished cooling towers within the Valley Generating Station (VGS) (project or proposed project). The associated structures and systems adjacent to Units 1–4 that would also be demolished include the external connected turbine deck, circulating water piping connections, the oil water separator, the Fifth Street pipe trench, and the weld shop. The A/B Basins would remain in service, and the reverse osmosis (RO) trailer would not be demolished but would be removed from its current location. Units 1–4 were decommissioned in 2002, and the four cooling towers were demolished in 2017.

Contact Information

James R. Howe
Agency Name
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
Contact Types
Project Applicant


Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Southern California
Cross Streets
Sheldon St/Glenoaks Blvd, Sheldon St/San Fernando Rd
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
5, 170
Metrolink, Amtrak
Whiteman Airport
LAUSD Northeast
Tujunga Wash

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, California Department of Transportation, District 7 (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Planning (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Energy Commission, California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Los Angeles Region 4 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, San Gabriel and Lower Los Angeles Rivers and Mountains Conservancy (RMC), State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality
Development Types
Other (Utility Demolition Project)
Local Actions
Project Issues
Biological Resources, Geology/Soils, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Tribal Cultural Resources


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