PG&E pipeline replacement project environmental report now available

The PG&E proposed Line 123 natural gas pipeline replacement project environmental report is available for public review.  The public review and comment period ends October 16, 2013.

PG&E is proposing replacement of approximately 3.5 miles of gas pipeline (Line 123) through Roseville as part of its Pipeline Safety and Enhancement Project (PSEP). The project follows a north south alignment located approximately mid way between Woodcreek Oaks and Foothills Boulevard, extending between Blue Oaks Boulevard on the north and Baseline Road on the south. The project was developed to comply with the California Public Utilities Commission decision to strength test or replace untested pipe in California.

Because of the age of Line 123 through Roseville and its location in a highly urbanized area, PG&E proposes replacement as the preferred method of compliance. Replacement also allows opportunity to upsize the existing pipe to meet future regional growth demands and to provide a consistent diameter pipeline facilitating use of remote in-line inspection tools.

A workshop to accept public comment on the PG&E Line 123 Replacement Project IS/MND was held Tuesday, October 8 at the Martha Riley Library located at 1545 Pleasant Grove Boulevard in Mahany Park. 

The Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration is available at the City of Roseville Permit Center at 311 Vernon Street from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.  It can also be viewed and downloaded here.

PG&E presented information about the project at the July 17, 2013 Roseville City Council meeting. Download their presentation for more information about the project.

More information about PG&Es pipeline replacement projects can be found at www.pge.com/gas.