Electrical Switch Replacement by San Diego Gas and Electric at Harbor Island


SCH Number
Public Agency
San Diego Unified Port District
Document Title
Electrical Switch Replacement by San Diego Gas and Electric at Harbor Island
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The proposed project would involve replacement of an existing electrical switch and installation of associated equipment by San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E) in the City of San Diego, California. Work to specifically complete the proposed project would involve removal of an existing four (4)-way manual Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) switch, trenching of approximately ten (10) feet (ft)-long by eighteen (18)-inches wide by three (3) ft-deep for installation of fiber optic cable, installation of SCADA antenna to increase existing SCADA communication pole by one (1)-ft from existing conditions, construction of a one-ft. by eight (8)-ft. concrete pad, installation of new SCADA switch, and restoration of landscaping to existing condition after construction of the improvements. Construction of the proposed project is anticipated to occur in Winter 2020 and would take approximately one month to complete. The project would also include SDG&E crew truck parking within North Harbor Drive right-of-way which will be performed in one night in accordance with the project-specific Traffic Control Plan. Due to its nature and limited scope, construction of the proposed project would generate a minor amount of vehicle trips and would require limited use of equipment. Therefore, significant impacts related to air quality, greenhouse gas emissions, and transportation and traffic are not anticipated to occur. Furthermore, the Applicant/ would be responsible for complying with all applicable federal, state, and local laws regarding construction demolition debris, hazards and hazardous materials, and stormwater.

Contact Information

Michael Paul
Agency Name
San Diego Unified Port District
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Diego
San Diego
Other Location Info
Spanish Landing Parking Lot, 3900 North Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Existing Facilities (15301), Replacement or Reconstruction (15302), and Minor Alterations to Land (15304)
Reasons for Exemption
The proposed project is determined to be Categorically Exempt pursuant to California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines Sections 15301 (Existing Facilities), 15302 (Replacement or Reconstruction), and 15304 (Minor Alterations to Land) and Sections 3.a., 3.b., and 3.d. of the District’s Guidelines for Compliance with CEQA because it consists of replacement of an existing electrical switch and installation of associated equipment, would not result in a significant cumulative impact due to the continuation of the existing use, would consist of the replacement of an existing facility, would be located on the same site as the facility replaced, would have substantially the same purpose and capacity, would result in no permanent effects on the environment, and would not involve the removal of mature, scenic trees. The District has determined none of the six exceptions to the use of a categorical exemption apply to this project (CEQA Guidelines Section 15300.2). Sections 3.a., 3.b., and 3.d. of the District’s CEQA Guidelines are as follows: 3.a. Existing Facilities (SG § 15301) (Class 1): Includes operation, repair, maintenance, or minor alteration of existing public or private structures, facilities, mechanical equipment, or topographical features, involving negligible or no expansion of use beyond that previously existing, including but not limited to: (7) Existing facilities used to provide electric power, natural gas, sewerage, or other public utility service. AND/OR 3.b. Replacement or Reconstruction (SG § 15302) (Class 2): Includes replacement or reconstruction of existing structures and facilities where the new structure will be located on the same site and will have substantially the same purpose and capacity as the structure being replaced. AND/OR 3.d. Minor Alterations to Land (SG § 15304) (Class 4): Includes minor alterations in the condition of land, water and/or vegetation not involving removal of mature, scenic trees, including, but not limited to: (7) Minor trenching and backfilling where the surface is restored.
County Clerk
San Diego


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