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Posted on: May 11, 2017

Public Comment Period Open for Pipeline Project


     The Poway community has an opportunity to comment on the natural gas pipeline being proposed by San Diego Gas & Electric and Southern California Gas Company. The Pipeline Safety & Reliability Project is a proposed new, approximately 47-mile, 36-inch natural gas transmission pipeline from the Rainbow Metering Station near the Riverside County line to Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Miramar.

     The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) is preparing an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) to evaluate the potential environmental impacts of the project and has opened its scoping period now through June 12, 2017.

     To learn more, visit the project website. The site includes the CPUC’s Notice of Preparation of an EIR and Notice of Public Scoping Meetings (NOP) regarding the proposed project, plus detailed maps of the proposed project.

     The CPUC invites community comment on the potential effects of the proposed project, the scope of the Draft EIR, and the issues and alternatives to evaluate in the EIR. Three scoping meeting are being held:

  • Tuesday, May 23, 2017 Pala Mesa Resort, Ballroom  2001 Old Highway 395  Fallbrook, CA 92028
  • Wednesday, May 24, 2017 Park Avenue Community Center, Auditorium  210 E. Park Ave.  Escondido, CA 92025
  • Thursday, May 25, 2017 Alliant International University, San Diego Campus, Green Hall 10455 Pomerado Road San Diego, CA 92131

     Written comments regarding the project may be submitted to the CPUC during the scoping period of May 9 to June 12 by email:

Reference “Pipeline Safety and Reliability Project”

     Or by mail:

Robert Peterson

California Public Utilities Commission

RE: Pipeline Safety and Reliability Project

c/o Ecology and Environment, Inc.

505 Sansome Street, Suite 300

San Francisco, CA 94111

     The scoping period is May 9 to June 12. All comments must be postmarked or received by June 12, 2017.

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