Draft Environmental Impact Statement
APS Transmission Line Project

Public Comments

DEIS 

November 9, 2012


Sun Valley to Morgan APS Transmission Line ROW & RMP Amendment


Figures

Figure 1.1-1 Project Location Map

Figure 2.4-1a Proposed Action Route

Figure 2.4-1b Proposed Action - RMP Amendments

Figure 2.4-2 Typical 500/230 kV Tangent Pole

Figure 2.4-3 Typical 500/230 kV Line Angle Poles

Figure 2.4-4 Typical 500/230 kV H-Frame Structures

Figure 2.4-5 Double Circuit 500/230 kV Tangent Lattice Poles

Figure 2.4-6 Basic Wire Handling Equipment

Figure 2.5-1a Action Alternatives

Figure 2.5-1b Alternative 1 - RMP Amendments

Figure 2.5-1c Alternative 2 - RMP Amendments

Figure 2.7-1 Cloud Road Route, Hassayampa-Western SR 74 Route, Hassayampa-Joy Ranch Road Route, CAP Complete Route - Considered but Eliminated from Detailed Analysis

Figure 2.7-2 CAP Widths

Figure 2.7-3 LAFB Auxiliary Field #1 Bypass Route, Options A, B, and C Considered but Eliminated from Detailed Analysis

Figure 2.7-4 Vistancia Bypass Route, Options A, B, and C Considered but Eliminated from Detailed Analysis

Figure 2.7-5 Westwing/Navajo Corridor Route and CAP to Grand Avenue Route Considered but Eliminated from Detailed Analysis

Figure 2.7-6 Westwing Area Crossings and Constraints

Figure 2.7-7 Trilby Wash Area Crossings and Constraints

Figure 2.7-8 McMicken Area Crossings and Constraints

Figure 2.7-9 Morgan Area Crossings and Constraints

Figure 2.7-10 Westwing/Grand Avenue-Navajo 500/230kV Separation Route, Options A, B, and C Considered but Eliminated from Detailed Analysis

Figure 2.7-11 HPFF Cable Cross Section

Figure 2.7-12 Typical XLPE Vault Installation

Figure 2.7-13 XLPE Cable Cross Section

Figure 2.7-14 Typical Overhead to Underground Transition Station

Figure 2.10-1 Preferred Alternative - RMP Amendments

Figure 3.2-1 Non-attainment and Attainment with Maintenance Plan Areas

Figure 3.2-2 PM10 Non-attainment Area

Figure 3.2-3 Recommended 8-Hour Ozone Non-attainment Area

Figure 3.2-4 Arizona Class I Areas

Figure 3.4-1 Geologic Map of the Study Area

Figure 3.4-2 Mineral Restrictions

Figure 3.4-3 Mineral Data and Mine Sites

Figure 3.5-1 Hazardous Material Sites

Figure 3.6-1 Jurisdiction

Figure 3.6-2 Future Planned Land Use

Figure 3.6-3 Existing Land Use

Figure 3.6-4 Livestock Grazing

Figure 3.7-1 Fire History

Figure 3.7-2 Vegetation Condition Classes

Figure 3.9-1 Recreation Opportunity Spectrum

Figure 3.9-2 Special Designations and Special Recreation Management Areas

Figure 3.9-3 Route Designations

Figure 3.10-1 Environmental Justice and Communities

Figure 3.11-1 Soil Units

Figure 3.11-2 Soil Hazards

Figure 3.12-1 Transportation and Traffic

Figure 3.13-1 Vegetation Communities

Figure 3.14-1 Scenic Quality Ratings

Figure 3.14-2 Viewer Sensitivity

Figure 3.14-3 VRI Classification

Figure 3.14-4 KOPs and VRM Classes

Figure 3.14-5 Existing Conditions from Key Observation Point 5

Figure 3.14-6 Existing Conditions from Key Observation Point 6

Figure 3.14-7 Existing Conditions from Key Observation Point 8

Figure 3.15-1 Surface Water Resources

Figure 3.15-2 Groundwater Resources

Figure 3.16-1 Special Status Species Potential Suitable Habitat

Figure 4.12-1 Proposed Access Roads and Upgrade Locations

Figure 4.14-1a Existing Conditions from Key Observation Point 1

Figure 4.14-1b Simulation Common to All Alternatives from Key Observation Point 1

Figure 4.14-2a Existing Conditions from Key Observation Point 2

Figure 4.14-2b Simulation Common to All Alternatives from Key Observation Point 2

Figure 4.14-3a Existing Conditions from Key Observation Point 3

Figure 4.14-3b Simulation Common to All Alternatives from Key Observation Point 3

Figure 4.14-4a Existing Conditions from Key Observation Point 4

Figure 4.14-4b Simulation Common to All Alternatives from Key Observation Point 4

Figure 4.14-5a Existing Conditions from Key Observation Point 7

Figure 4.14-5b Simulation Common to All Alternatives from Key Observation Point 7

Figure 4.14-5c Simulation of Sub-Alternative from Key Observation Point 7

Figure 4.14-6 Viewshed Analysis Proposed Action - Visual Resources Focus Area

Figure 4.14-7a Existing Conditions from Key Observation Point 17b

Figure 4.14-7b Simulation of Proposed Action from Key Observation Point 17b

Figure 4.14-8 Easternmost Crossing Viewshed - Visual Resources Focus Area

Figure 4.14-9a Existing Conditions from Key Observation Point 17c

Figure 4.14-9b Simulation of Proposed Action from Key Observation Point 17c

Figure 4.14-10a Existing Conditions from Key Observation Point 18b

Figure 4.14-10b Simulation of Proposed Action from Key Observation Point 18b

Figure 4.14-11 Westernmost Crossing Viewshed - Visual Resources Focus Area

Figure 4.14-12a Existing Conditions from Key Observation Point 18c

Figure 4.14-12b Simulation of Proposed Action from Key Observation Point 18c

Figure 4.14-13 Proposed Action - Area of Viewshed Dominance

Figure 4.14-14a Existing Conditions from Key Observation Point 10

Figure 4.14-14b Simulation of Proposed Action and Alternative 2 from Key Observation Point 10

Figure 4.14-15a Existing Conditions from Key Observation Point 12

Figure 4.14-15b Simulation of Proposed Action from Key Observation Point 12

Figure 4.14-16a Existing Conditions from Key Observation Point 13

Figure 4.14-16b Simulation of Proposed Action from Key Observation Point 13

Figure 4.14-16c Simulation of Alternative 2 from Key Observation Point 13

Figure 4.14-17a Existing Conditions from Key Observation Point 20

Figure 4.14-17b Simulation of Proposed Action and Alternative 2 from Key Observation Point 20

Figure 4.14-18a Existing Conditions from Key Observation Point 11

Figure 4.14-18b Simulation of Proposed Action from Key Observation Point 11

Figure 4.14-18c Simulation of Alternative 2 from Key Observation Point 11

Figure 4.14-19a Existing Conditions from Key Observation Point 19

Figure 4.14-19b Simulation of Proposed Action and Alternative 2 from Key Observation Point 19

Figure 4.14-20a Existing Conditions from Key Observation Point 16

Figure 4.14-20b Simulation of Proposed Action and Alternative 2 from Key Observation Point 16

Figure 4.14-21 Viewshed Analysis Alternative 2 - Visual Resources Focus Area

Figure 4.14-22 Alternative 2 - Area of Viewshed Dominance

Figure 4.14-23a Existing Conditions from Key Observation Point 17d

Figure 4.14-23b Simulation of Alternative 2 from Key Observation Point 17d

Figure 4.14-24a Existing Conditions from Key Observation Point 18d

Figure 4.14-24b Simulation of Alternative 2 from Key Observation Point 18d

Figure 4.14-25 Viewshed Analysis Alternative 3 - Visual Resources Focus Area

Figure 4.14-26a Existing Conditions from Key Observation Point 9

Figure 4.14-26b Simulation of Alternative 3 from Key Observation Point 9

Figure 4.14-27a Existing Conditions from Key Observation Point 14

Figure 4.14-27b Simulation of Alternative 3 from Key Observation Point 14

Figure 4.14-28a Existing Conditions from Key Observation Point 15

Figure 4.14-28b Simulation of Alternative 3 from Key Observation Point 15

Figure 4.14-29a Existing Conditions from Key Observation Point 21

Figure 4.14-29b Simulation of Sub-Alternative from Key Observation Point 21

Figure 4.14-30a Existing Conditions from Key Observation Point 22

Figure 4.14-30b Simulation of Sub-Alternative from Key Observation Point 22

Figure 4.19-1 Air Quality Cumulative Impacts Area

Figure 4.19-2 2-Mile Buffer Cumulative Impacts Area

Figure 4.19-3 Range Resources Cumulative Impacts Area

Figure 4.19-4 Socioeconomics and Environmental Justice Cumulative Impacts Area

Figure 4.19-5 Visual Resources Cumulative Impacts Area