Toluca-Hollywood Line 1 Upgrade


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
Document Title
Toluca-Hollywood Line 1 Upgrade
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Light Industrial
Document Description
The City of Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) proposes to upgrade an approximately 1.8-mile portion of the existing Toluca–Hollywood 230 kilovolt (kV) Transmission Line 1 (TOL–HWD L1) cable, which runs underground within a pipe from the Nichols Canyon Terminal Tower to the Hollywood Receiving Station. All work would be located within the road right-of-way (ROW), the confines of LADWP property, or within an easement. The proposed TOL-HWD L1 Upgrade Project (proposed project) would include trenching and installing a new underground cable adjacent to the existing underground TOL-HWD L1 alignment from Hollywood Boulevard southeast to the Hollywood Receiving Station. The project also would include trenching and removing the existing underground TOL-HWD L1 pipe and cable and installing a new underground pipe and cable inside the same trench alignment within Nichols Canyon Road, north of Hollywood Boulevard to the Nichols Canyon Terminal Tower. Additionally, an existing transmission tower along the existing TOL-HWD L1 would be raised, and a portion of an existing Burbank Water and Power (BWP) distribution line that crosses under the TOL-HWD L1 would be lowered. To accommodate the system upgrade, modifications to the Nichols Canyon Terminal Tower and the Hollywood Receiving Station are proposed. The proposed project would maintain the reliability of energy supply within the power system while providing the capacity to accommodate imported renewable energy coming from outside of the Los Angeles Basin. Further, the proposed project is essential to support LADWP’s planned reduced reliance on its in-basin combustion-turbine electrical generation facilities while substantially increasing the use of renewable resources in an effort to achieve the long-term City goal of 100 percent clean energy by 2035.

Contact Information

Marshall Styers
Agency Name
LA Dept of Water and Power
Job Title
Environmental Specialist
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant


Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Total Acres
1.8 linear miles
State Highways
CA-2, CA-170, CA-134, US-101
Ventura County Line
Hollywood-Burbank Airport
Hollywood Schoolhouse, The Oaks School, Melrose Elementary

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, 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 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 Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy (SMMC), Office of Historic Preservation, California Department of Transportation, District 7 (DOT)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Transportation, District 7 (DOT)
Development Types
Power:Electric Transmission Lines (Underground Transmission Line)(Megawatts 313)
Local Actions
Power Utility Upgrades
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mandatory Findings of Significance, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems, Wildfire
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End


Draft Environmental Document [Draft IS, NOI_NOA_Public notices, OPR Summary Form, Appx,]
Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]

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