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Gary A. Stern, Ph.D.
Managing Director, State Regulatory Operations

June 26, 2020
ADVICE 4240-E
(U 338-E)
PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA
ENERGY DIVISION
SUBJECT:

Notice of Proposed Construction Project Pursuant to
General Order 131-D, Culver-Sawtelle 66 kV Subtransmission
Line Replacement (TD1461190) Project

Southern California Edison Company (SCE) hereby submits notice pursuant to General
Order (GO) 131-D, Section XI, Subsection B.4 of the Construction of Facilities that are
exempt from a Permit to Construct. GO 131-D was adopted by the California Public
Utilities Commission (Commission) in Decision (D.)94-06-014 and modified by
D.95-08-038.
PURPOSE
This advice letter provides a copy of the Notice of Proposed Construction (Attachment A)
and the Notice Distribution List (Attachment B) which comply with the noticing
requirements found in GO 131-D, Section XI, Subsections B and C.
BACKGROUND
Southern California Edison Company (SCE) is proposing to replace the double-circuited
66 kilo-volt (kV) pole structures which carry the Culver-Sawtelle 66kV and La CienegaBeverly-Culver 66kV subtransmission lines along the westside of Overland Avenue,
beginning at the corner of Overland Avenue and Francis Place to the corner of Overland
Avenue and Woodbine Street in the City of Los Angeles. The Overland Avenue 66 kV
Relocation (TD1461190) Project (Proposed Project) is needed to provide the necessary
vertical clearances between the subtransmission lines and new mixed-use housing
development structures to be constructed along Overland Avenue. Construction of the
Proposed Project consists of the following major components (see attached map below
for work area):

P.O. Box 800

8631 Rush Street

Rosemead, California 91770

(626) 302-9645

Fax (626) 302-6396





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ADVICE 4240-E (U 338-E) -2- June 26, 2020 Subtransmission Line Work – Replace 12 wood poles ranging from 61feet tall to 70-feet tall with 12 wood poles ranging from 70 feet tall to 108-feet tall beginning at the corner of Overland Avenue and Francis Place to the corner of Overland Avenue and Woodbine Street – Top off one wood pole from 61-feet tall to 42-feet tall on Overland Ave, north of Palms Blvd. The topped off pole will continue to carry distribution and telecommunications lines – Install one 97-foot tall wood pole at the corner of Palms Blvd. and Overland Avenue Telecommunications Work – Remove approximately 380 feet of overhead copper cable, and SMF/ADSS cable, and install approximately 830 feet of copper cable, and SMF/ADSS cable underground, – Cable to be installed in housing developer installed underground ducts and structures along Overland Avenue, south of Westminster Avenue and south of Charnock Road Pursuant to CPUC General Order 131-D, Section III.B.1, projects meeting specific conditions are exempt from the CPUC’s requirement to file an application requesting authority to construct. This project qualifies for the following exemptions: “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 finds no significant unavoidable environmental impacts.” All greater than 50 kV work will take place within existing franchise. GO 131-D, Section XI, Subsection B.4, requires that this advice letter be made not less than 30 days before the date such construction is intended to begin. Construction of the Proposed Project is anticipated to begin on or after October 2020 and is expected to be completed by January 2021. No cost information is required for this advice letter. This advice letter will not cause the withdrawal of service, or conflict with any other rate schedule or rule. TIER DESIGNATION Pursuant to GO 96-B, Energy Industry Rule 5.2(4), this advice letter is submitted with a Tier 2 designation.
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ADVICE 4240-E (U 338-E) -3- June 26, 2020 EFFECTIVE DATE Because this advice letter is being made in accordance with the noticing requirements described in GO 131-D, Section XI, Subsection B.4, this will become effective on July 26, 2020, the 30th calendar day after the date submitted. NOTICE Anyone wishing to protest this advice letter may do so by letter via U.S. Mail, facsimile, or electronically, any of which must be received no later than July 16, 2020. Protests should be submitted to: CPUC, Energy Division Attention: Tariff Unit 505 Van Ness Avenue San Francisco, California 94102 E-mail: EDTariffUnit@cpuc.ca.gov Copies should also be mailed to the attention of the Director, Energy Division, Room 4004 (same address above). In addition, protests and all other correspondence regarding this advice letter should also be sent by letter and transmitted via facsimile or electronically to the attention of: Gary A. Stern, Ph.D. Managing Director, State Regulatory Operations Southern California Edison Company 8631 Rush Street Rosemead, California 91770 Telephone: (626) 302-9645 Facsimile: (626) 302-6396 E-mail: AdviceTariffManager@sce.com Laura Genao Managing Director, State Regulatory Affairs c/o Karyn Gansecki Southern California Edison Company 601 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 2030 San Francisco, California 94102 Facsimile: (415) 929-5544 E-mail: Karyn.Gansecki@sce.com There are no restrictions on who may submit a protest, but the protest shall set forth specifically the grounds upon which it is based and must be received by the deadline shown above.
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ADVICE 4240-E (U 338-E) -4- June 26, 2020 In accordance with General Rule 4 of GO 96-B, SCE is serving copies of this advice letter to the interested parties shown on the attached GO 96-B service list. Address change requests to the GO 96-B service list should be directed by electronic mail to AdviceTariffManager@sce.com or at (626) 302-3719. For changes to all other service lists, please contact the Commission’s Process Office at (415) 703-2021 or by electronic mail at Process_Office@cpuc.ca.gov. Further, in accordance with Public Utilities Code Section 491, notice to the public is hereby given by submitting and keeping this advice letter at SCE’s corporate headquarters. To view other SCE advice letters submitted with the Commission, log on to SCE’s web site at https://www.sce.com/wps/portal/home/regulatory/advice-letters. For questions, please contact Thomas Diaz at (626) 302-1164 or by electronic mail at Thomas.diaz@sce.com. Southern California Edison Company /s/ Gary A. Stern Gary A. Stern, Ph.D. GAS:cm:cm Enclosures
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ADVICE LETTER SUMMARY ENERGY UTILITY MUST BE COMPLETED BY UTILITY (Attach additional pages as needed) Company name/CPUC Utility No.: Southern California Edison Company (U 338-E) Utility type: ELC GAS PLC HEAT ELC = Electric PLC = Pipeline WATER Contact Person: Darrah Morgan Phone #: (626) 302-2086 E-mail: AdviceTariffManager@sce.com E-mail Disposition Notice to: AdviceTariffManager@sce.com EXPLANATION OF UTILITY TYPE GAS = Gas WATER = Water HEAT = Heat (Date Submitted / Received Stamp by CPUC) Tier Designation: 2 Advice Letter (AL) #: 4240-E Subject of AL: Notice of Proposed Construction Project Pursuant to General Order 131-D, Culver-Sawtelle 66 kV Subtransmission Line Replacement (TD1461190) Project Keywords (choose from CPUC listing): Compliance, Transmission 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 #: Decisions 94-06-014 and 95-08-038 Does AL replace a withdrawn or rejected AL? If so, identify the prior AL: Summarize differences between the AL and the prior withdrawn or rejected AL: Confidential treatment requested? Yes No If yes, specification of confidential information: Confidential information will be made available to appropriate parties who execute a nondisclosure agreement. Name and contact information to request nondisclosure agreement/ access to confidential information: Resolution required? Yes No Requested effective date: 7/26/20 No. of tariff sheets: -0- Estimated system annual revenue effect (%): Estimated system average rate effect (%): 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: None Service affected and changes proposed1: Pending advice letters that revise the same tariff sheets: None 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: Gary A. Stern, Ph.D. Title: Managing Director, State Regulatory Operations Utility Name: Southern California Edison Company Address: 8631 Rush Street City: Rosemead Zip: 91770 State: California Telephone (xxx) xxx-xxxx: (626) 302-9645 Facsimile (xxx) xxx-xxxx: (626) 302-6396 Email: advicetariffmanager@sce.com Name: Laura Genao c/o Karyn Gansecki Title: Managing Director, State Regulatory Affairs Utility Name: Southern California Edison Company Address: 601 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 2030 City: San Francisco State: California Zip: 94102 Telephone (xxx) xxx-xxxx: (415) 929-5515 Facsimile (xxx) xxx-xxxx: (415) 929-5544 Email: karyn.gansecki@sce.com Clear Form
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ENERGY Advice Letter Keywords Affiliate Direct Access Preliminary Statement Agreements Disconnect Service Procurement Agriculture ECAC / Energy Cost Adjustment Qualifying Facility Avoided Cost EOR / Enhanced Oil Recovery Rebates Balancing Account Energy Charge Refunds Baseline Energy Efficiency Reliability Bilingual Establish Service Re-MAT/Bio-MAT Billings Expand Service Area Revenue Allocation Bioenergy Forms Rule 21 Brokerage Fees Franchise Fee / User Tax Rules CARE G.O. 131-D Section 851 CPUC Reimbursement Fee GRC / General Rate Case Self Generation Capacity Hazardous Waste Service Area Map Cogeneration Increase Rates Service Outage Compliance Interruptible Service Solar Conditions of Service Interutility Transportation Standby Service Connection LIEE / Low-Income Energy Efficiency Storage Conservation LIRA / Low-Income Ratepayer Assistance Street Lights Consolidate Tariffs Late Payment Charge Surcharges Contracts Line Extensions Tariffs Core Memorandum Account Taxes Credit Metered Energy Efficiency Text Changes Curtailable Service Metering Transformer Customer Charge Customer Owned Generation Mobile Home Parks Name Change Transition Cost Transmission Lines Decrease Rates Non-Core Transportation Electrification Demand Charge Non-firm Service Contracts Transportation Rates Demand Side Fund Nuclear Undergrounding Demand Side Management Oil Pipelines Voltage Discount Demand Side Response PBR / Performance Based Ratemaking Wind Power Deposits Portfolio Withdrawal of Service Depreciation Power Lines Clear Form
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Attachment A
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NOTICE OF PROPOSED CONSTRUCTION Culver-Sawtelle 66kV Subtransmission Line Replacement (TD1461190) Project SCE Advice Letter Number: 4240-E Submittal Date: June 26, 2020 Proposed Project Description: Southern California Edison Company (SCE) is proposing to replace the double-circuited 66 kilo-volt (kV) pole structures which carry the Culver-Sawtelle 66kV and La Cienega-Beverly-Culver 66kV subtransmission lines along the westside of Overland Avenue, beginning at the corner of Overland Avenue and Francis Place to the corner of Overland Avenue and Woodbine Street in the City of Los Angeles. The Overland Avenue 66 kV Relocation (TD1461190) Project (Proposed Project) is needed to provide the necessary vertical clearances between the subtransmission lines and new mixed-use housing development structures to be constructed along Overland Avenue. Construction of the Proposed Project consists of the following major components (see attached map below for work area): Subtransmission Line Work • Replace 12 wood poles ranging from 61feet tall to 70-feet tall with 12 wood poles ranging from 70 feet tall to 108-feet tall beginning at the corner of Overland Avenue and Francis Place to the corner of Overland Avenue and Woodbine Street • Top off one wood pole from 61-feet tall to 42-feet tall on Overland Ave, north of Palms Blvd. The topped off pole will continue to carry distribution and telecommunications lines • Install one 97-foot tall wood pole at the corner of Palms Blvd. and Overland Avenue Telecommunications Work • Remove approximately 380 feet of overhead copper cable, and SMF/ADSS cable, and install approximately 830 feet of copper cable, and SMF/ADSS cable underground, • Cable to be installed in housing developer installed underground ducts and structures along Overland Avenue, south of Westminster Avenue and south of Charnock Road All greater than 50 kV work will take place within existing franchise. Construction of the Proposed Project is anticipated to begin on or after October 2020 and is expected to be completed by January 2021. EMF Compliance: EMF Compliance: The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) requires utilities to employ “no-cost” and “low-cost” measures to reduce public exposure to electric and magnetic fields (EMF). In accordance with “EMF Design Guidelines” filed with the CPUC in compliance with CPUC Decisions 93-11-013 and 06-01-042, “this project is not required to implement any no-cost or low-cost EMF reduction measures because the work is considered limited in scope and does not provide significant opportunity to implement magnetic field reduction measures." However, due to the engineering requirement, the proposed structures will be taller than existing ones. The taller structures will provide some EMF reduction at no additional cost. Exemption from CPUC Authority: Pursuant to CPUC General Order 131-D, Section III.B.1, projects meeting specific conditions are exempt from the CPUC’s requirement to file an application requesting authority to construct. This project qualifies for the following exemptions: “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 finds no significant unavoidable environmental impacts.” Public Review Process: Persons or groups may protest the proposed construction if they believe that the utility has incorrectly applied for an exemption or believe there is a reasonable possibility that the proposed project or cumulative effects or unusual circumstances associated with the project, may adversely impact the environment. Protests must be filed by July 16, 2020, and should include the following: 1. 2. 3. Your name, mailing address, and daytime telephone number. Reference to the SCE Advice Letter Number and Project Name Identified. A clear description of the reason for the protest. The letter should also indicate whether you believe that evidentiary hearings are necessary to resolve factual disputes. Protests for this project must be mailed within 20 calendar days after the submittal to:
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California Public Utilities Commission Director, Energy Division 505 Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor San Francisco, CA 94102 AND Southern California Edison Company Law Department - Exception Mail 2244 Walnut Grove Avenue Rosemead, CA 91770 Attention: K. Wong SCE must respond within five business days of receipt and serve copies of its response on each protestant and the CPUC. Within 30 days after SCE has submitted its response, the Executive Director of the CPUC will send you a copy of an Executive Resolution granting or denying the request and stating the reasons for the decision. Assistance in Filing a Protest: For assistance in filing a protest, contact the CPUC’s Public Advisor in San Francisco at (415) 703-2074 or Toll Free at (866) 849-8390. Additional Project Information: To obtain further information on the proposed project, please contact: Kevin Kajikawa Project Manager 1924 Cashdan Street Compton, CA 90220 (323) 680-8477 Kevin.Kajikawa@sce.com
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Attachment B
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Attachment B Culver-Sawtelle 66 kV Subtransmission Line Replacement (TD1461190) Project Distribution List 1) Agencies Mr. Drew Bohan, Executive Director California Energy Commission 1516 9th Street, MS-39 Sacramento, CA 95814-5512 Mr. Vincent P. Bertoni Director of City Planning Los Angeles City Hall 200 N. Spring Street, Suite 525 Los Angeles, CA 90012 Amy J. Bodek, Director of Regional Planning County of Los Angeles 320 West Temple Street, Room 1390 Los Angeles, CA 90012 2) Newspaper Los Angeles Daily News 21622 Plummer St. Suite 200 Chatsworth, CA 91311 i
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