October 14, 2008
BLM, CPUC Release Final EIS/EIR for Proposed Sunrise Powerlink Project
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) have published a joint final environmental impact statement/environmental impact report (EIS/EIR) analyzing the Sunrise Powerlink project proposed by San Diego Gas & Electric Company (SDG&E) and a range of alternatives.
As required by federal regulations, BLM identified its "BLM agency preferred alternative" in the final EIS as the “southern route alternative.” BLM Desert District Manager Steve Borchard said "this is based on a careful review of the resource data in the final EIS/EIR, full consideration of the public comments received and a determination that this alternative achieves all of the CPUC and BLM project objectives and most of SDG&E's project objectives." This route is described in detail and shown on maps in the final EIS/EIR, available at CPUC’s website http://www.cpuc.ca.gov/environment/info/aspen/sunrise/toc-feir.htm.