South San Joaquin Irrigation District
Plan to Provide Retail Electric Service, Sphere Plan, MSR, and Annexation

Draft Subsequent Environmental Impact Report

State Clearinghouse No. 2005102018

       
  Prepared for:
San Joaquin Local Agency Formation Commission
  Prepared by:
Aspen Environmental Group
San Francisco, California
November 2011
 

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Cover
Notice of Availability
Table of Contents
Executive Summary
Introduction to the Subsequent EIR
ES.1 Summary of Project Description
ES.2 Summary of Environmental Impacts and Mitigation Measures
ES.3 Mitigation Monitoring
ES.4 Alternatives Evaluated
ES.5 Areas of Controversy
ES.6 Issues to be Resolved
Summary of Impacts and Mitigation Measures
1. Introduction and Purpose
1.1 Roles of Lead Agency and Responsible Agency
1.2 Purpose of the Subsequent EIR
1.3 Overview of South San Joaquin Irrigation District
1.4 Baseline for Analysis and Significance Determination
1.5 Scope of Analysis
1.6 Key Documents Further Describing the Project
1.7 Public Review Process
1.8 Areas of Controversy
1.9 Contents of this EIR
1.10 Agency Use of this EIR
1.11 References
Figure 1-1. SSJID Boundary and Sphere of Influence
2. Project Description
2.1 Project Location
2.2 Project Purpose and Objectives
2.3 Project Components
2.4 Retail Electric Service Project Design
2.5 Proposed Construction Activities
2.6 Proposed Activities for Operation
2.7 References
Figure 2-1. SSJID Regional Overview
Figure 2-2. Overview of Proposed Project
Figure 2-3. Manteca Substation Area
Figure 2-4. Proposed Jack Tone Substation Area
Figure 2-5. Ripon Substation Area
Figure 2-6. Clough Substation Area
Figure 2-7. Proposed Modifications to Existing Manteca Substation
Figure 2-8. Proposed Jack Tone Substation Site Plan
Figure 2-9. Proposed Modifications to Existing Ripon Substation
Figure 2-10. Proposed Modifications to Existing Clough Substation
Figure 2-11. Proposed Retail Electric Service Areas
3.0 Introduction to Environmental Analysis
3.1 Land Use, Agriculture, and Recreation
Overview of Impacts
3.1.1 Existing Setting
3.1.2 Applicable Regulations and Policies
3.1.3 Environmental Impacts and Mitigation Measures
3.1.4 Conclusion
3.1.5 Mitigation Monitoring Program
3.1.6 References
3.2 Air Quality
Overview of Impacts
3.2.1 Existing Setting
3.2.2 Environmental Impacts and Mitigation Measures
3.2.3 Conclusion
3.2.4 Mitigation Monitoring Program
3.2.5 References
3.3 Biological Resources
Overview of Impacts
3.3.1 Existing Setting
3.3.2 Environmental Impacts and Mitigation Measures
3.3.3 Conclusion
3.3.4 Mitigation Monitoring Program
3.3.5 References
3.4 Cultural Resources
Overview of Impacts
3.4.1 Environmental Setting
3.4.2 Environmental Impacts and Mitigation Measures
3.4.3 Conclusion
3.4.4 Mitigation Monitoring Program
3.4.5 References
3.5 Geology, Soils, and Paleontology
Overview of Impacts
3.5.1 Existing Setting
3.5.2 Environmental Impacts and Mitigation Measures
3.5.3 Conclusion
3.5.4 Mitigation Monitoring Program
3.5.5 References
3.6 Public Health and Safety
Overview of Impacts
3.6.1 Existing Setting
3.6.2 Environmental Impacts and Mitigation Measures
3.6.3 Conclusion
3.6.4 Mitigation Monitoring Program
3.6.5 References
3.7 Hydrology and Water Quality
Overview of Impacts
3.7.1 Existing Setting
3.7.2 Environmental Impacts and Mitigation Measures
3.7.3 Conclusion
3.7.4 Mitigation Monitoring Program
3.7.5 References
3.8 Noise and Vibration
Overview of Impacts
3.8.1 Existing Setting
3.8.2 Environmental Impacts and Mitigation Measures
3.8.3 Conclusion
3.8.4 Mitigation Monitoring Program
3.8.5 References
3.9 Socioeconomics, Public Services, and Utilities
Overview of Impacts
3.9.1 Existing Setting
3.9.2 Environmental Impacts and Mitigation Measures
3.9.3 Conclusion
3.9.4 Mitigation Monitoring Program
3.9.5 References
Attachment to Section 3.9: Border-Area Service Plan
Figure 3.9-1. Border-Area Service Plan
3.10 Transportation and Traffic
Overview of Impacts
3.10.1 Existing Setting
3.10.2 Environmental Impacts and Mitigation Measures
3.10.3 Conclusion
3.10.4 Mitigation Monitoring Program
3.10.5 References
3.11 Visual Resources
Overview of Impacts
3.11.1 Existing Setting
3.11.2 Environmental Impacts and Mitigation Measures
3.11.3 Conclusion
3.11.4 Mitigation Monitoring Program
3.11.5 References
Figure 3.11-1. Existing 17 kV Distribution Facilities
Figure 3.11-2. Existing 69 kV and 60 kV Transmission Lines with Underbuild of 17 kV Distribution
Figure 3.11-3. Existing 115 kV Transmission Lines with Underbuild of 17 kV Distribution
3.12 Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Overview of Impacts
3.12.1 Existing Setting
3.12.2 Environmental Impacts and Mitigation Measures
3.12.3 Conclusion
3.12.4 Mitigation Monitoring Program
3.12.5 References
3.13 Energy Conservation
Overview of Impacts
3.13.1 Existing Setting
3.13.2 Environmental Impacts and Mitigation Measures
3.13.3 Conclusion
3.13.4 Mitigation Monitoring Program
3.13.5 References
4. Potential Future SSJID Headquarters
Preliminary Description of Headquarters
Evaluation of Environmental Impacts
4.1 Land Use, Agriculture, and Recreation
4.2 Air Quality
4.3 Biological Resources
4.4 Cultural Resources
4.5 Geology, Soils, and Paleontology
4.6 Public Health and Safety
4.7 Hydrology and Water Quality
4.8 Noise and Vibration
4.9 Socioeconomics, Public Services, and Utilities
4.10 Transportation and Traffic
4.11 Visual Resources
4.12 Greenhouse Gas Emissions
4.13 Energy Conservation
4.14 Consistency with Relevant Plans and Policies
4.15 References
Figure 4-1. Potential Future SSJID Headquarters, Preliminary Site Plan
5. Cumulative Impacts
5.1 State CEQA Guideline Requirements
5.2 Cumulative Projects
5.3 Cumulative Impact Analysis
5.4 References
6. Alternatives to the Proposed Project
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Louise Ave Substation Site Alternative
6.3 Renewable Energy Choice Alternative
6.4 Adoption of Only 80-acre Annexation Alternative
6.5 Adoption of Only Sphere Plan and MSR Alternative
6.6 No Project Alternative
6.7 Alternatives Considered but Rejected
6.8 Comparison of Alternatives and Environmentally Superior Alternative
6.9 References
Figure 6-1. Louise Avenue Substation Site Alternative
7. Other CEQA-Required Sections
7.1 Growth-Inducing Effects
7.2 Significant and Unavoidable Impacts
7.3 Significant Irreversible Environmental Changes
7.4 References
8. Consistency with Relevant Plans and Policies
Overview of Policy Consistency
8.1 Land Use Policies
8.2 Agricultural Resources Policies
8.3 Recreation and Open Space Policies
8.4 Visual Resources Policies
8.5 Historic and Cultural Resources Policies
8.6 Annexation, MSR, and Sphere of Influence Policies
9. Preparers and Agency Contacts
9.1 List of EIR Preparers
9.2 Agency Contacts

Appendices
Appendix A. Notice of Preparation and Comment Letters Received
Appendix B. Air Quality Attachment
Appendix C. Greenhouse Gas Assessment Technical Report
Appendix D. Special-Status Biological Resources
Appendix E. Archaeological Survey and Cultural Resources Assessment
Appendix F. PG&E Energy Efficiency and Demand Response Programs