Incidental Take Permit and Lake and Streambed Alteration Agreements for PG&E’s Southern California Desert Gas Pipeline O&M Activities

2 Documents in Project

Summary

SCH Number
2021030571
Lead Agency
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Inland Deserts Region 6 (CDFW)
Document Title
Incidental Take Permit and Lake and Streambed Alteration Agreements for PG&E’s Southern California Desert Gas Pipeline O&M Activities
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Received
Present Land Use
Utility Corridor
Document Description
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) in response to the request for an Incidental Take Permit (ITP) to authorize take of Mojave desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii) and Mohave ground squirrel (Xerospermophilus mohavensis), as well as for the expected request for issuance of one or more Lake and Streambed Alteration (LSA) Agreements (collectively, “the permits”) for the Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s (PG&E’s) Southern California desert gas pipeline operation and maintenance (O&M) activities. Due to the need to provide safe and reliable services, and to meet regulatory requirements, PG&E conducts O&M activities on approximately 645 miles of pipelines in the Mojave Desert region, which encompasses high-pressure gas pipelines and associated facilities. 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. 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. Since 2017, PG&E has been gathering data on temporary and permanent disturbance resulting from its 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 study area. Overall, PG&E expects that total impacts over the 30-year ITP term would be in line with the baseline ranges described in the EIR. The EIR evaluates the environmental impacts that may result directly or indirectly from CDFW’s issuance of the ITP and the expected LSA Agreements.

Contact Information

Name
Ashley Rosales
Agency Name
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Inland Deserts Region
Job Title
Project Manager
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Location

Cities
Barstow, Mojave, Needles
Counties
Kern, San Bernardino
Regions
Southern California
Cross Streets
Multiple
Zip
Multiple
Total Acres
645 miles
Parcel #
Multiple
State Highways
I-15, I-40, SR-58, SR18, SR-247
Railways
AMTRAK, BNSF, Southern Pacific..
Airports
Mojave Air and Space Port, Ed...
Schools
Riverside Preparatory High School, Riverside Preparatory Elem...
Waterways
Mojave River, Colorado River
Township
Multip
Range
Multip
Section
Multip
Base
SBB&M

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, 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, District 9 (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, Colorado River Basin Region 7 (RWQCB), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Lahontan Victorville Region 6 (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 Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality
Development Types
Other (Gas Pipeline Infrastructure Operation and Maintenance Activities)
Local Actions
Incidental Take Permit/Lake and Streambed Alteration Agreements
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, Wildfire
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End

Attachments

Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form

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