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CIRCLE CITY SUBSTATION - FINAL EIR AND CPUC NOTICE OF PRE-HEARING CONFERENCE

Post Date:02/05/2019 7:15 PM

Pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the State of California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) is preparing an EIR for the Project identified below, and is requesting comments on the scope and content of the EIR. Southern California Edison (SCE), in its CPUC application (A.15-12-007), filed on December 4, 2015, seeks a permit to construct (PTC) the Circle City Substation and Mira Loma-Jefferson 66 kilovolt (kV) Subtransmission Line Project (Project). The Project consists of construction of: a new 66/12 kV substation (Circle City Substation); four new 66 kV subtransmission source lines; and a new 66 kV subtransmission line, which would be a combination of both overhead and underground construction. The Project would also include an upgrade to the Mira Loma Substation, construction of approximately six new underground 12 kV distribution getaways exiting the proposed Circle City Substation, relocation of approximately 1.9 miles of an existing overhead 33 kV distribution line to an underground position, and installation of telecommunication facilities to connect the Project to SCE's existing telecommunications system.

ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW

The purpose of this Project is to ensure the availability of safe and reliable electrical service and to provide additional capacity to serve long-term forecasted electrical demand requirements in the Electrical Needs Area (ENA), while also maintaining or improving system reliability and providing greater operational flexibility. The ENA includes the cities of Corona and Norco, and the surrounding area of unincorporated Riverside County. The Project would be located in portions of northwestern Riverside County, including the cities of Corona, Eastvale, and Norco; and in portions of San Bernardino County, including the cities of Chino and Ontario.

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT

Public comments on the DEIR were submitted to the CPUC from agencies, organizations, the Applicant, and private members of the public. On December 5, 2018, the CPUC published the Final EIR (FEIR) for the project. The FEIR includes all the comments received on the DEIR as well as responses to each of the comments with revisions to the Draft EIR where necessary. The FEIR also contains the entire content of the DEIR as revised by the FEIR (see FEIR Appendix G).

Click these links to view the FEIR and the FEIR Appendices.

Hard copies of the FEIR are available for public review, by appointment at the Norco Public Library, Eastvale Branch Library, and the Corona Public Library located at: 

Norco Public Library
3954 Old Hamner Rd.
Norco, CA 92860
Phone: (951) 735-5329
Eastvale Branch Library
7447 Scholar Way
Eastvale, CA 92880
Phone: (951) 273-1520
Corona Public Library
650 Main Street
Corona, CA 92882
Phone: (951) 736-2381

 
**Interested parties may attend the the CPUC’s pre-hearing conference to be held in Corona’s Council Chamber on Friday, February 8th at 11:00 am.**  

**While the public is allowed to attend this CPUC pre-hearing conference, the CPUC will not take public comment during this hearing conference.**

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