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June 1, 2012 (San Diego) -- The County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing June 8 at 9 a.m. on a major use permit requested for the Energia Sierra Juarez high-voltage transmission line, which would transmit power across the U.S.-Mexico border to the proposed East County (ECO) substation.  The project would include three steel lattice towers approximately 150 feet in height.  For full details, read more.  


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Planning Commission of the County of San Diego will conduct a public hearing on a Major Use Permit as follows:  

Date:               June 8, 2012
Time:               9:00 a.m.
Location:         Department of Planning and Land Use Hearing Room, 5201 Ruffin Road, Suite B, San Diego, California  92123
APPLICANT:  Energia Sierra Juarez US Transmission, LLC
PROJECT/CASE NUMBER(S):  ESJ-US Generation Tie-Line Major Use Permit; 3300-09-008 (MUP), 3910-09-22-001 (ER)
PROJECT DESCRIPTION:  The proposed project includes a Major Use Permit to construct and operate an overhead, double circuit 230 kilovolt (kV) generator tie-line (gen-tie) spanning less than 1 mile in length from the U.S. - Mexico border to the proposed East County (ECO) substation.  The project would include three, steel lattice towers, approximately 150 feet in height.  A combination stringing site/construction laydown area of approximately 2 acres would be located near the northern terminus of the route.  Access to the site would be provided by a 24-foot wide and approximately 1 mile long private road connecting to Old Highway 80.
LOCATION:  The project site consists of 7 parcels located in the unincorporated area of San Diego County generally located south of Interstate 8 and Old Highway 80 and immediately adjacent to the Imperial County and Mexico borders within the Mountain Empire and Jacumba Subregional Plan areas (661-041-02, 661-041-03, 661-080-08, 661-080-10, 661-090-04, 661-090-05, and 661-090-06).
ENVIRONMENTAL STATUS:  An Environmental Impact Report has been certified for the project by the California Public Utilities Commission and is on file at the offices of the County Department of Planning and Land Use. 
GENERAL INFORMATION:  This public hearing is accessible to individuals with disabilities.  If interpreter services for the hearing impaired are needed, please call the hearing secretary at (858) 694-3816, or California Relay Service, if notifying by TDD, no later than seven days prior to the date of the hearing.
NOTE:  If you challenge the action which may be taken on this proposal in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the above public hearing, or in written correspondence delivered to the Hearing Body at or before the hearing.  Rules of the Hearing Body may limit or impose requirements upon the submittal of such written correspondence.

For additional information regarding this proposal, contact Mark Slovick at (858) 495-5172


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