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Welcome to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) website for the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) review of proposed construction of the North-South Project (Proposed Project). On March 13, 2015, Southern California Gas Company and San Diego Gas & Electric (the Applicant) filed an application [Application No. 13-12-013] for Authority to recover North-South Project revenue requirement in customer rates and for approval of related cost allocation and rate design proposals. Their rate recovery application for the North-South Project includes expansion of the Adelanto Compressor Station, construction of about 63 miles of 36-inch natural gas pipeline, and modification of pressure limiting devices in Moreno, Shaver Summit, and Desert Center. On September 3, 2015, the CPUC determined that the application and Proponent’s Environmental Assessment (PEA) were complete.

In accordance with CEQA, the CPUC, as the Lead Agency, is preparing an Environmental Impact Report to evaluate the Proposed Project. The North-South Project would connect Adelanto to Moreno Valley, crossing land under the administration of the United States Forest Service (USFS). In accordance with the Mineral Leasing Act, the USFS will act at the lead agency for environmental review pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).This site provides access to public documents and information relevant to the CEQA/NEPA review process.

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Project Description

The Proposed Project includes the following major components: Construction of the North-South Project is anticipated to begin in September 2018 and would take approximately one year.

Project Location

The Proposed Project is located in San Bernardino and Riverside counties, California. About 12 miles of pipeline would be located within the San Bernardino National Forest. Other major components will be located within the cities of Adelanto, Victorville, Highland, San Bernardino, Colton, Loma Linda, and Moreno Valley. Figure 1 depicts an overview of the Proposed Project location.

Google Earth (.kmz) file of the proposed pipeline route.

PDF files that contain 1:6,000 scale maps of the proposed pipeline alignment, proposed main line valve locations, the locations of the Adelanto Compressor Station, Moreno Pressure Limiting Station, Whitewater Pressure Limiting Station, Desert Center Compressor Station, and proposed Shaver Summit Pressure Limiting Station location.

Technical Reports

The following reports were provided by the Applicant as appendices to their Proponent’s Environmental Assessment.

Administrative Law Judge’s Proceeding

For information about the proceeding or to find out how you can participate in the proceeding, please click the following link and enter the proceeding number (A1312013)

Link to the Proceeding

Public Scoping, Notice of Intent and Notice of Preparation

The CPUC published a Notice of Preparation (NOP) of a joint Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/EIS) for the proposed project to the State Clearinghouse, responsible and trustee agencies, other agencies, tribes, elected officials, organizations, owners and occupants of contiguous properties, residents, and other interested parties on October 8, 2015. The USFS published a Notice of Intent (NOI) to prepare a joint Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/EIS) for the proposed project in the Federal Register on October 2, 2015. The circulated NOP opened a 45-day public comment period on the scope and content of the document from October 8, 2015 to November 23, 2015.

The CPUC and USFS conducted three public scoping meetings for the proposed project to provide interested parties the opportunity to learn more about the proposed project, ask questions, and submit comments. The meetings were held on:

Tuesday, October 27, San Gorgonio High School, 2299 Pacific Street, San Bernardino, CA
Wednesday, October 28, Courtyard Marriott, 9619 Mariposa Road, Hesperia, CA
Thursday, October 29, Moreno Valley Conference and Recreation Center, 14075 Frederick Street, Moreno Valley, CA

All meetings ran from 6:00 to 8:30 pm.

The presentation from the meetings is available here. A transcript of the oral comments received during these meetings is available here.

The initial public review and comment period for the NOP closed at 5:00 pm on November 23, 2015. The comment period was extended for an additional 30 days, which closed at 5:00 pm on January 18, 2016.

A notice of the comment period extension was sent to all interested parties and can be viewed here.

All written comments received during the scoping periods can be viewed here.

A summary of the scoping process and comments received during the scoping period is included in the final Scoping Report, which is available in the “Quick Links” at the top of the page.

For Additional Information

To request additional information or to be added to the mailing list, please contact us by email, fax, or phone, as follows:

Project email: North-South@ene.com
Project fax: 415-398-5326
Project voicemail: (844) 277-2475 (toll free)

The CPUC Project Manager is:

Eric Chiang
California Public Utilities Commission
505 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102
Email: eric.chiang@cpuc.ca.gov
Tel.: (415) 703-1956

The USFS Project Manager is:

Robert Hawkins
Email: rhhawkins@fs.fed.us
Phone: (916) 849-8037