Operation and Maintenance of Pacific Gas & Electric’s Pipelines in Southern California Deserts Project

Summary

SCH Number
2021030571
Lead Agency
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Inland Deserts Region 6 (CDFW)
Document Title
Operation and Maintenance of Pacific Gas & Electric’s Pipelines in Southern California Deserts Project
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation
Received
Present Land Use
Utility Corridor
Document Description
The project involves Pacific Gas & Electric Company’s (PG&E’s) operation and maintenance (O&M) of approximately 645 miles of pipelines in the Mojave Desert region, which encompasses high-pressure gas pipelines and facilities. The gas transmission system consists of gas pipelines; compressor stations; associated gas transmission and distribution facilities; rights-of-way; areas up to 0.25 miles beyond the rights-of-way, where needed; and their related equipment and facilities. Most of the O&M activities in the O&M program area would result in temporary and short-term impacts to expose the pipeline for inspection or repair, or to access a given facility. The O&M activities proposed would not result in large new permanent disturbance areas. The pipeline system has been in place for more than 70 years, and O&M activities have been conducted since the pipeline system was installed. Since 2001, PG&E has been gathering data on temporary and permanent disturbance resulting from O&M activities. Therefore, the type, number, and frequency of ongoing O&M activities would continue to be a part of the baseline conditions in the O&M program area.

Contact Information

Name
Ashley Rosales
Agency Name
California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) Region 6
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Location

Cities
Barstow, Mojave, Needles
Counties
Kern, San Bernardino
Regions
Countywide, Southern California
Cross Streets
Multiple
Zip
Multiple
Total Acres
645 miles of GTP
Parcel #
Multiple
State Highways
I-15, I-40, SR-58, SR- 18, SR-24
Railways
AMTRAK, BNSF, Southern Pacific,
Airports
Mojave Air and Space Port,
Schools
Riverside Preparatory High School,
Waterways
Mojave River, Colorado River
Township
Multi
Range
Multi
Section
Multi
Base
SBB&M
Other Location Info
Additional Railways: Union Pacific, Trona, Arizona and California Additional Airports: Edwards Air Force Base, Boron Airstrip, Naval Weapons Station China Lake, Depue Airport, Palisades Ranch Airport, Adelanto Airport, Southern California Logistics Airport, Osborne Airport, Apple Valley Airport. Barstow-Daggett Airport. Additional Schools: Riverside Preparatory Elementary School, Mesquite Continuation High School, Wind in the Willows Preschool, Murray Middle School, Balas Montessori, Sprout Daycare, Barstow Head Start/State Preschool, Back to Nature Preparatory School, Himmelrick Day Care Center, and Crestline Elementary School Ludlow Airport.

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Types
Power:Other Power Type (Operation and Maintenance Activities in Mojave Desert)(Megawatts 0.001)
Local Actions
Incidental Take Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, 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, Forest Land/Fire Hazard, Soil Erosion, Water Supply/Groundwater
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Inland Deserts Region 6 (CDFW), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 6 (DOT), California Department of Transportation, District 8 (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 Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Colorado River Basin Region 7 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Colorado River Board, Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Transportation, District 9 (DOT), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Lahontan Victorville Region 6 (RWQCB)
Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Transportation, District 9 (DOT), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Lahontan Victorville Region 6 (RWQCB)

Attachments

Draft Environmental Document [Draft IS, NOI_NOA_Public notices, OPR Summary Form, Appx,]
Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form

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