The California Department of Fish and Wildlife has executed Lake and Streambed Alteration Agreement EPIMS Notification No. EPIMS-ORA-24593-R5, pursuant to Section 1602 of the Fish and Game Code to Southern California Edison (SCE) as represented by Hazem Gabr.
The Project involves the maintenance of vegetation to maintain set clearance distances between SCE power lines. The Project will take place along a portion of SCE's 66kV Huntington Beach-Lafayette-Orcogen and 12kV Gehrig circuits. Prior to any Project activities, field surveys will be conducted to collect location, quantity, and species data on any trees or other vegetation that enter the clearance distances. Crews will utilize the crown reduction method to reduce canopy cover of vegetation while leaving the understory intact. Vegetation will be trimmed until the set clearance distance is achieved. Project activities will not remove more than 50% of the canopy of each individual tree. All trimmed material will be hauled out of the Project area to a chipper for processing. Project activities will impact a total of no more than 1.52 acres of the vegetation’s canopy from crown reduction. The crew will access the site by foot, or from a bucket truck staged on the existing road. Work will be conducted using hand-operated equipment and may include hand pruners, pruning saws, chainsaws, and weed whackers.