TRTP Background & History
Tehachapi Renewable Transmission Project
SCE to Start Construction of TRTP Project in Chino Hills
Southern California Edison has indicated that construction will start on approximately October 9, 2010 and continue through December 2011. Residents with specific questions about the construction project may contact SCE directly by calling SCE Region Manager Lydia Roman at (909) 930-8501.
Petition Denied - Court Says SCE Can Proceed with Construction
September 10, 2010 - The Appellate Court denied the City's request for an injunction while the appeal is pending. The City's appeal remains active.
City Files Petition in SCE Court Case to Stop Construction of New Poles Pending the Appeal
August 30, 2010 - City of Chino Hills filed a Petition with the California Court of Appeal 4th Appellate District Division 2 requesting an injunction staying construction on the City's property while the appeal of the property rights issue between the City and SCE is pending.
City Files Appeal of Court Decision in Property Rights Case - Chino Hills versus SCE
June 4, 2010 - City of Chino Hills filed an appeal of S.B. Co. Superior Court Judge's ruling that the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has exclusive jurisdiction with regard to the right-of-way property rights issue between the City and SCE.
Superior Court Judge Dismisses Right-of-Way Property Rights Case - Chino Hills versus SCE
April 12, 2010 - San Bernardino Superior Court Judge Keith Davis ruled that the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has exclusive jurisdiction with regard to the right-of-way property issues between the City and SCE. The right-of-way cuts through Chino Hills neighborhoods in the heart of the City and was selected by SCE as the location for Segment 8 a of the Tehachapi Renewable Transmission Project.
California Public Utilities Commission Approves SCE Route at December 17, 2009 Hearing
December 24, 2009 - CPUC selected the SCE route 8a through Chino Hills as part of their approval of the entire project. (Hearing was December 17, 2009.) Press Release - CPUC Approves SCE Route Through Chino Hills Neighborhoods (December 17, 2009)
Oral Arguments Were Conducted by the California Public Utilities Commission on Friday, November 20, 2009 for the Tehachapi Renewable Transmission Project
"The City's team was well prepared for the Oral Arguments conducted at the California Public Utilities Commission on Friday, November 20th," said Mike Fleager, City Manager. "The proceeding allowed the parties to present their case before the full Commission, and it allowed the Commissioners to ask questions."
According to Mr. Fleager, the City was allotted 20 minutes. Notice of Final Oral Argument (PDF)
"We are absolutely fully engaged in the process and we will continue to clarify points, provide information, and answer questions in our efforts to persuade CPUC staff," said Mr. Fleager. "The questions asked and comments made by the Commissioners definitely helped clarify which topics we will focus in on as we continue to work to persuade the Commissioners to support our alternate route."
Fleager indicated that the earliest the item could be brought to the CPUC for a vote is December 3rd.
Watch the video of the CPUC Oral Arguments Prior to the Final Decision on the TRTP Project
CPUC Releases Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) and Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) Releases Her Proposed Final Decision
The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) released the final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for Southern California Edison Company's (SCE) Tehachapi Renewable Transmission Project (TRTP) on Friday, October 30th. CPUC staff revised the Final EIR based on comments received on the Draft EIR/EIS, including analysis of Alternative 4CM proposed by the City of Chino Hills. It also contains all comments received and responses to all comments (Appendix H). The Final EIR may be viewed online.
In a separate action, the CPUC's Administrative Law Judge Victoria S.Kolakowski (ALJ), the presiding officer in the TRTP proceeding, released her proposed decision on November 3rd. Read the "Proposed Decision by the ALJ" on the CPUC Website.
The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) held a hearing on Thursday, March 19, 2009 at 6:30 pm in the Chino Hills City Council Chambers. Watch the Video Streamed Public Hearing or see the Fox 11 News Coverage.
Below is a map of the Edison proposed route that is being opposed by the City and residents.
You can continue to let your voice be heard by the decision makers! The Draft EIR / EIS for Southern California Edison's Tehachapi Renewable Transmission Project has been posted on the California Public Utilities website.
The document is also available for review at Chino Hills City Hall, 14000 City Center Drive during business hours from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday; 7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesdays; and from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Fridays. City Copies of the document on CD or a separately bound Draft EIR/EIS Summary may be requested by phone or fax at (888) 331-9897 or by email.
Written comments on the DEIR/IS must be postmarked or received by fax or e-mail no later than April 6, 2009. They should be sent to:John Boccio/Justin Seastrand, CPUC/USDA Forest Service, c/o Aspen Environmental Group, 30423 Canwood Street, Suite 215, Agoura Hills, CA 91301. You can fax comments to (888) 331-9897 or email them.
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Project Summary Links
SCE Project Fact Sheet (PDF) (provided by SCE)
Zone H Fact Sheet (specific information relating to Chino Hills)
Chino Hills Proposed Alternative for Segment 8A of Tehachapi Project (PDF) (Very Large File - 1 to 2 minutes to load!)