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Erik Jacobson
Director
Regulatory Relations

Pacific Gas and Electric Company
77 Beale St., Mail Code B13U
P.O. Box 770000
San Francisco, CA 94177
Fax: 415-973-3582

December 26, 2018

Advice 5455-E
(Pacific Gas and Electric Company ID U39 E)

Public Utilities Commission of the State of California
Subject:

Submits Notice of Construction, Pursuant to General Order 131-D,
for the Construction of Cordelia #2 60kV Power Line Tap Switch
Replacement Project, in the City of Fairfield, County of Solano

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (“PG&E” or “the Company”) hereby submits notice
pursuant to General Order (G.O.) 131-D, Section XI, Subsection B.4, of the
construction of facilities that are exempt from a Permit to Construct.
Purpose
This advice letter provides a copy of the Notice of Proposed Construction (Attachment
I) and the Notice Distribution List, which comply with the noticing requirements found in
G.O. 131-D, Section XI.
Background
To maintain safe and reliable electric service in the City of Fairfield, PG&E is proposing
to remove three existing manually-operated transmission switches and three existing
wood poles on this power line, and will replace these facilities with three new
Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) switches, one new weathered steel
engineered direct embedded pole (EDEP), one new weathered tubular steel pole (TSP)
with a concrete foundation, and one new weathered light duty steel pole (LDSP). The
new EDEP will be located approximately 125 feet south of Mangels Boulevard and
1,275 feet northeast of the intersection of Southlake Drive with Mangels Boulevard. The
new TSP will be located near the southerly terminus of Via de Bella. The new LDSP will
be located approximately 70 feet northeast of the southerly terminus of Via de Bella.
Two new SCADA switches will be installed on the new TSP and one new SCADA
switch will be installed on the new EDEP. The new EDEP will be approximately nine
feet taller than the existing wood pole; the new TSP will be approximately 13 feet taller
than the existing wood pole; and the new LDSP will be approximately 25 feet taller than
the existing wood pole. The taller poles are needed to comply with California Public
Utilities Commission (CPUC) General Order (GO) 95 minimum ground to conductor





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Advice No. 5455-E -2- December 26, 2018 clearance requirements. Construction is tentatively scheduled to begin in March 2019 or as soon as practicable after project approval. Construction will be completed in the second quarter of 2019, or as soon as possible after construction begins. CPUC General Order 131-D, Section III, Subsection B.1, exempts projects meeting specific conditions from the CPUC’s requirement to file an application requesting authority to construct. The Company believes this project qualifies for the following exemption(s), g. “power line facilities or substations to be located in an existing franchise, roadwidening setback easement, or public utility easement; or in a utility corridor designated, precisely mapped and officially adopted pursuant to law by federal, state, or local agencies for which a final Negative Declaration or EIR [Environmental Impact Report] finds no significant unavoidable environmental impacts.” This filing will not cause the withdrawal of service, or conflict with any other rate schedule or rule. Protests Anyone wishing to protest this filing may do so by filing a protest with the CPUC and the Company by January 15, 2019, which is 20 days after the date of this filing. Protests should be mailed to the following address: CPUC Energy Division ED Tariff Unit 505 Van Ness Avenue San Francisco, California 94102 Facsimile: (415) 703-2200 E-Mail: EDTariffUnit@cpuc.ca.gov Copies of protests also should be mailed to the attention of the Director, Energy Division, Room 4004, at the address show above. The protest also should be sent via U.S. mail (and by facsimile and electronically, if possible) to PG&E at the address shown below on the same date it is mailed or delivered to the Commission: David T. Kraska Attorney, Law Department Pacific Gas and Electric Company P.O. Box 7442 San Francisco, California 94120 Facsimile: (415) 973-0516
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Advice No. 5455-E -3- December 26, 2018 Erik Jacobson Director, Regulatory Relations Pacific Gas and Electric Company P.O. Box 770000, Mail Code B13U San Francisco, California 94177 Facsimile: (415) 973-3582 E-Mail: PGETariffs@pge.com Persons or groups may protest the proposed construction if they believe that the Company has incorrectly applied for an exemption or that the conditions set out in Section III.B.2 of G.O. 131-D exist. Public Comment Individuals or groups who do not file an official protest may still submit a comment on the request to the Energy Division at the address noted above, referencing Advice Letter 5455-E. Effective Date The Company requests that this Tier 2 advice filing become effective on January 25, 2019, which is 30 days after the date of filing. (In accordance with G.O. 131-D, construction will not begin until 45 days after notice is first published.) Notice A copy of this advice letter is being sent electronically and via U.S. Mail to parties shown on the attached list, including the parties listed in G.O. 131-D, Section XI, Paragraphs B.1 and B.2. These parties are identified in the “Notice Distribution List” included in Attachment I. All electronic approvals should be sent to e-mail PGETariffs@pge.com. Advice letter filings can also be accessed electronically at http://www.pge.com/tariffs/. /S/ Erik Jacobson Director, Regulatory Relations cc: Parties Listed in G.O. 131-D, Paragraphs B.1 and B.2 Attachments
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ADVICE LETTER SUMMARY ENERGY UTILITY MUST BE COMPLETED BY UTILITY (Attach additional pages as needed) Company name/CPUC Utility No.: Pacific Gas and Electric Company (ID U39 E) Utility type: ELC GAS PLC ✔ HEAT ELC = Electric PLC = Pipeline WATER Contact Person: Yvonne Yang Phone #: (415) 973-2094 E-mail: PGETariffs@pge.com E-mail Disposition Notice to: Yvonne.Yang@pge.com EXPLANATION OF UTILITY TYPE GAS = Gas WATER = Water HEAT = Heat (Date Submitted / Received Stamp by CPUC) Tier Designation: 2 Advice Letter (AL) #: 5455-E Subject of AL: Submits Notice of Construction, Pursuant to General Order 131-D, for the Construction of Cordelia #2 60kV Power Line Tap Switch Replacement Project, in the City of Fairfield, County of Solano Keywords (choose from CPUC listing): Compliance, Power Lines, G.O. 131-D AL Type: Monthly Quarterly Annual ✔ One-Time Other: If AL submitted in compliance with a Commission order, indicate relevant Decision/Resolution #: N/A Does AL replace a withdrawn or rejected AL? If so, identify the prior AL: No Summarize differences between the AL and the prior withdrawn or rejected AL: N/A Yes ✔ No N/A N/A Yes ✔ No 1/25/19 No. of tariff sheets: N/A Estimated system annual revenue effect (%): N/A Estimated system average rate effect (%): N/A When rates are affected by AL, include attachment in AL showing average rate effects on customer classes (residential, small commercial, large C/I, agricultural, lighting). Tariff schedules affected: N/A Service affected and changes proposed1: N/A Pending advice letters that revise the same tariff sheets: N/A 1 Discuss in AL if more space is needed. Clear Form
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Protests and all other correspondence regarding this AL are due no later than 20 days after the date of this submittal, unless otherwise authorized by the Commission, and shall be sent to: CPUC, Energy Division Attention: Tariff Unit 505 Van Ness Avenue San Francisco, CA 94102 Email: EDTariffUnit@cpuc.ca.gov Name: Erik Jacobson, c/o Megan Lawson Title: Director, Regulatory Relations Utility Name: Pacific Gas and Electric Company Address: 77 Beale Street, Mail Code B13U City: San Francisco Zip: 94177 State: California Telephone (xxx) xxx-xxxx: (415) 973-1877 Facsimile (xxx) xxx-xxxx: (415) 973-3582 Email: PGETariffs@pge.com Name: Title: Utility Name: Address: City: State: District of Columbia Telephone (xxx) xxx-xxxx: Facsimile (xxx) xxx-xxxx: Email: Zip: Clear Form
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Attachment I NOTICE OF PROPOSED CONSTRUCTION Para más detalles llame 1-800-660-6789 PROJECT NAME: CORDELIA #2 60KV POWER LINE TAP SWITCH REPLACEMENT PROJECT (City of Fairfield, PM 74012457) ADVICE LETTER NUMBER: 5455-E Proposed Project: To maintain safe and reliable electric service in the City of Fairfield, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is proposing to remove three existing manually-operated transmission switches and three existing wood poles on this power line, and will replace these facilities with three new Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) switches, one new weathered steel engineered direct embedded pole (EDEP), one new weathered tubular steel pole (TSP) with a concrete foundation, and one new weathered light duty steel pole (LDSP). The new EDEP will be located approximately 125 feet south of Mangels Boulevard and 1,275 feet northeast of the intersection of Southlake Drive with Mangels Boulevard. The new TSP will be located near the southerly terminus of Via de Bella. The new LDSP will be located approximately 70 feet northeast of the southerly terminus of Via de Bella. Two new SCADA switches will be installed on the new TSP and one new SCADA switch will be installed on the new EDEP. The new EDEP will be approximately nine feet taller than the existing wood pole; the new TSP will be approximately 13 feet taller than the existing wood pole; and the new LDSP will be approximately 25 feet taller than the existing wood pole. The taller poles are needed to comply with California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) General Order (GO) 95 minimum ground to conductor clearance requirements. Construction is tentatively scheduled to begin in March 2019 or as soon as practicable after project approval. Construction will be completed in the second quarter of 2019, or as soon as possible after construction begins. Exemption from CPUC Permit Requirement: CPUC General Order 131-D, Section III, Subsection B.1, a utility from the CPUC’s requirement to file an application requesting authority to construct if a project meets specific conditions. This project qualifies for the following exemption: g. “power line facilities or substations to be located in an existing franchise, road-widening setback easement, or public utility easement; or in a utility corridor designated, precisely mapped and officially adopted pursuant to law by federal, state, or local agencies for which a final Negative Declaration or EIR [Environmental Impact Report] finds no significant unavoidable environmental impacts.” Additional Project Information: To obtain further information on the proposed project, please call PG&E’s Project Information Line at (415) 973-5530. Public Review Process: Individuals or groups may protest the proposed construction if they believe that PG&E has incorrectly applied for an exemption or that the conditions set out in Section III.B.2 of General Order 131-D exist; a. b. c. There is reasonable possibility that the activity may have an impact on an environmental resource of hazardous or critical concern where designated, precisely mapped and officially adopted pursuant to law by federal, state, or local agencies; or The cumulative impact of successive projects of the same type in the same place, over time, is significant; or There is a reasonable possibility that the activity will have a significant effect on the environment due to unusual circumstances. Protests should include the following: 1. 2. 3. 4. Your name, mailing address and daytime telephone number. Reference to the CPUC Advice Letter Number and Project Name. A clear description of the reason for the protest. Whether you believe that evidentiary hearings are necessary to resolve factual disputes. Protests for this project must be filed by January 15, 2019 at the following address: Director, Energy Division ED Tariff Unit California Public Utilities Commission 505 Van Ness Avenue, Fourth Floor San Francisco, California 94102 With a copy mailed to: David Kraska, Law Department Pacific Gas and Electric Company P.O. Box 7442 San Francisco, California 94120 PG&E must respond within five business days of receipt and serve its response on each protestant and the Energy Division. Within 30 days after PG&E has submitted its response, the CPUC Executive Director will send you a copy of an Executive Resolution granting or denying PG&E’s request and stating the reasons for the decision. Assistance in Filing a Protest: If you need assistance in filing a protest, contact the CPUC Public Advisor: email: public.advisor@cpuc.ca.gov or call: 1-866-849-8390 (toll-free), or (415) 703-2074, or TTY (415) 703-5258. (P. No. 5526487 / SAP Order No. 74012457 / MWC 94)
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Public Comment: Even if you do not want to file an official protest, you may still comment on the request. To do so, send your comments to the Energy Division at the address noted above. Please reference Advice Letter 5455-E.
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Notice Distribution List CORDELIA #2 60KV POWER LINE TAP SWITCH REPLACEMENT PROJECT (City of Fairfield, PM 74012457) Advice 5455-E Energy Commission Mr. Drew Bohan, Executive Director California Energy Commission 1516 Ninth Street, Mail Stop 39 Sacramento, California 95814 Drew.Bohan@energy.ca.gov Ms. Courtney Smith, Chief Deputy Director California Energy Commission 1516 Ninth Street, Mail Stop 39 Sacramento, California 95814 Courney.Smith@energy.ca.gov California Department of Fish and Wildlife Ms. Karen Weiss, Senior Environmental Scientist Supervisor California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region (3) 2825 Cordelia Road, Suite 100 Fairfield, CA 94534 Karen.Weiss@wildlife.ca.gov City of Fairfield Mr. Dave Feinstein, Planning Manager City of Fairfield Community Development Department, Planning Division 1000 Webster Street Fairfield, CA 94533 dfeinstein@fairfield.ca.gov Newspaper Daily Republic
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