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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 28, 2018

Advice 5459-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 Nicolaus-Wilkins Slough 60kV Power Line
Pole Replacement in the Counties of Colusa, Sutter, and Yolo

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 unincorporated areas of Colusa, Sutter,
and Yolo counties, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is proposing to replace
interspersed poles in existing easements along approximately 42 miles of the existing
Nicolaus-Wilkins Slough 60 Kilovolt (kV) Power Line. PG&E will replace approximately
279 existing wood and light-duty steel poles with approximately 27 new wood and 252
new light-duty steel poles. Approximately 4 additional existing poles will be reframed.
Most of the new poles will be less than 20 feet taller than the existing poles.
Approximately 10 new poles will be 20 to 40 feet taller than existing poles. Height
increases are required to meet California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) General
Order (GO) 95 minimum ground to conductor clearance requirements, while
accommodating electric distribution wires (underbuild) on some of the power line poles.
The project begins at an existing power pole on the west side of El Centro Boulevard,
approximately 1,200 feet south of the entrance to PG&E’s East Nicolaus Substation
(2001-2027 Nicolaus Avenue) in the unincorporated community of East Nicolaus in rural
Sutter County. The project alignment runs approximately 17 miles in a southerly and





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Advice No. 5459-E -2- December 28, 2018 southwesterly direction across rural agricultural areas, crossing over State Route 70 and the Sacramento River into Yolo County. The project alignment then runs approximately 25 miles in a northerly and northwesterly direction across rural agricultural areas, crossing over State Route 113 and passing the outskirts of the unincorporated community of Knights Landing (Yolo County), and then continues in a northerly direction parallel with State Route 45, terminating at an existing power pole located on the west side of State Route 45, approximately 1.1 mile south of the intersection of State Route 45 with Tule Road in rural Colusa County. Construction is tentatively scheduled to begin in the second quarter of 2019, or as soon as practicable after project approval. Construction is scheduled to be completed in the second quarter of 2020, 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 submittal will not cause the withdrawal of service, or conflict with any other rate schedule or rule. Protests Anyone wishing to protest this submittal may do so by submittal a protest with the CPUC and the Company by January 17, 2018, which is 20 days after the date of this submittal. 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:
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Advice No. 5459-E -3- December 28, 2018 David T. Kraska Attorney, Law Department Pacific Gas and Electric Company P.O. Box 7442 San Francisco, California 94120 Facsimile: (415) 973-0516 Erik Jacobson Director, Regulatory Relations c/o Megan Lawson 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 submit an official protest may still submit a comment on the request to the Energy Division at the address noted above, referencing Advice Letter 5459-E. Effective Date The Company requests that this Tier 2 advice submittal become effective on January 27, 2019, which is 30 days after the date of submittal. (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 submittals can also be accessed electronically at http://www.pge.com/tariffs/.
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Advice No. 5459-E -4- /S/ Erik Jacobson Director, Regulatory Relations cc: Parties Listed in G.O. 131-D, Paragraphs B.1 and B.2 Attachments December 28, 2018
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ADVICE LETTER S UM M A RY 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: Annie Ho Phone #: (415) 973-8794 E-mail: PGETariffs@pge.com E-mail Disposition Notice to: AMHP@pge.com EXPLANATION OF UTILITY TYPE GAS = Gas WATER = Water HEAT = Heat (Date Submitted / Received Stamp by CPUC) Advice Letter (AL) #: 5459E Tier Designation: 2 Subject of AL: Submits Notice of Construction, Pursuant to General Order 131-D, for the Construction of Nicolaus-Wilkins Slough 60kV Power Line Pole Replacement in the Counties of Colusa, Sutter, and Yolo 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: Yes Yes No No 1/27/19 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 proposed 1: N/A Pending advice letters that revise the same tariff sheets: N/A Discuss in AL if more space is needed. 1 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, CA 94177 Zip: 94177 State: California Telephone (xxx) xxx-xxxx: (415)973-2093 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: Nicolaus-Wilkins Slough 60kV Power Line - Pole Replacement Project (Colusa County, Sutter County, Yolo County – PM 74012040) ADVICE LETTER NUMBER: 5459-E Proposed Project: To maintain safe and reliable electric service in unincorporated areas of Colusa, Sutter, and Yolo counties, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is proposing to replace interspersed poles in existing easements along approximately 42 miles of the existing Nicolaus-Wilkins Slough 60 Kilovolt (kV) Power Line. PG&E will replace approximately 279 existing wood and light-duty steel poles with approximately 27 new wood and 252 new light-duty steel poles. Approximately 4 additional existing poles will be reframed. Most of the new poles will be less than 20 feet taller than the existing poles. Approximately 10 new poles will be 20 to 40 feet taller than existing poles. Height increases are required to meet California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) General Order (GO) 95 minimum ground to conductor clearance requirements, while accommodating electric distribution wires (underbuild) on some of the power line poles. The project begins at an existing power pole on the west side of El Centro Boulevard, approximately 1,200 feet south of the entrance to PG&E’s East Nicolaus Substation (2001-2027 Nicolaus Avenue) in the unincorporated community of East Nicolaus in rural Sutter County. The project alignment runs approximately 17 miles in a southerly and southwesterly direction across rural agricultural areas, crossing over State Route 70 and the Sacramento River into Yolo County. The project alignment then runs approximately 25 miles in a northerly and northwesterly direction across rural agricultural areas, crossing over State Route 113 and passing the outskirts of the unincorporated community of Knights Landing (Yolo County), and then continues in a northerly direction parallel with State Route 45, terminating at an existing power pole located on the west side of State Route 45, approximately 1.1 mile south of the intersection of State Route 45 with Tule Road in rural Colusa County. Construction is tentatively scheduled to begin in the second quarter of 2019, or as soon as practicable after project approval. Construction is scheduled to be completed in the second quarter of 2020, or as soon as possible after construction begins. Exemption from CPUC Permit Requirement: CPUC General Order 131-D, Section III, Subsection B.1, exempts 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 17, 2018 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 (P.No. 5775319/SAP Order No. 74012040/MWC 94)
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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. 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 5459-E.
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Notice Distribution List Nicolaus-Wilkins Slough 60kV Power Line - Pole Replacement Project (Colusa County, Sutter County, Yolo County – PM 74012040) Advice 5459-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. Tina Bartlett, Regional Manager California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region (2) 1701 Nimbus Road Rancho Cordova, CA 95670 Tina.Bartlett@wildlife.ca.gov California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Region (5) Ms. Elizabeth M. Lee, P.E. 401 Water Quality Certification/Municipal Storm Water Unit Supervisor Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board 11020 Sun Center Drive, Suite 200 Rancho Cordova, CA 95670 Elizabeth.Lee@waterboards.ca.gov Colusa County Colusa County Planning Department ATTN: Stephen Hackney, Director of Planning & Building 220 12th Street Colusa, CA 95932 shackney@countyofcolusa.org Sutter County Sutter County Planning Commission ATTN: Doug Libby, Principal Planner 1130 Civic Center Blvd Yuba City, CA 95993 Yolo County Yolo County Planning Division
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ATTN: Eric Parfrey, Principal Planner 292 West Beamer Street Woodland, CA 95696 Eric.Parfrey@yolocounty.org Newspapers The Appeal Democrat The Daily Democrat
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PG&E Gas and Electric Advice Filing List General Order 96-B, Section IV AT&T Albion Power Company Alcantar & Kahl LLP Alta Power Group, LLC Anderson & Poole Atlas ReFuel BART Barkovich & Yap, Inc. Braun Blaising Smith Wynne P.C. CalCom Solar California Cotton Ginners & Growers Assn California Energy Commission California Public Utilities Commission California State Association of Counties Calpine Casner, Steve Cenergy Power Center for Biological Diversity City of Palo Alto City of San Jose Clean Power Research Coast Economic Consulting Commercial Energy County of Tehama - Department of Public Works Crossborder Energy Crown Road Energy, LLC Davis Wright Tremaine LLP Day Carter Murphy Dept of General Services Don Pickett & Associates, Inc. Douglass & Liddell Downey & Brand East Bay Community Energy Ellison Schneider & Harris LLP Energy Management Service Evaluation + Strategy for Social Innovation GenOn Energy, Inc. Goodin, MacBride, Squeri, Schlotz & Ritchie Green Charge Networks Green Power Institute Hanna & Morton ICF International Power Technology Intestate Gas Services, Inc. Kelly Group Ken Bohn Consulting Keyes & Fox LLP Leviton Manufacturing Co., Inc. Linde Los Angeles County Integrated Waste Management Task Force Los Angeles Dept of Water & Power MRW & Associates Manatt Phelps Phillips Marin Energy Authority McKenzie & Associates Modesto Irrigation District Morgan Stanley NLine Energy, Inc. NRG Solar Office of Ratepayer Advocates OnGrid Solar Pacific Gas and Electric Company Pioneer Community Energy Praxair Regulatory & Cogeneration Service, Inc. SCD Energy Solutions SCE SDG&E and SoCalGas SPURR San Francisco Water Power and Sewer Seattle City Light Sempra Utilities Southern California Edison Company Southern California Gas Company Spark Energy Sun Light & Power Sunshine Design Tecogen, Inc. TerraVerde Renewable Partners Tiger Natural Gas, Inc. TransCanada Troutman Sanders LLP Utility Cost Management Utility Power Solutions Utility Specialists Verizon Water and Energy Consulting Wellhead Electric Company Western Manufactured Housing Communities Association (WMA) Yep Energy
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