U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
|El Centro Field Office|
Sunrise Powerlink Invasive Plant Management
DOCUMENT NUMBER(S): DOI-BLM-CA-D070-2014-0015-EA
An Environmental Assessment (EA) has been prepared to disclose and analyze the environmental impacts of herbicide application consistent with the Weed Control Plan (WCP) for the Environmentally Superior Southern Route of the SDG&E Sunrise Powerlink Project (SDG&E 2009/2010) on BLM lands. The WCP, which is dated December 23, 2010, and was approved by BLM on January 31, 2011, provides that herbicide could be applied as part of an adaptive, integrated pest management (IPM) strategy on BLM lands within SRPL temporary Impact Areas (TIAs) and permanent Impact Areas (PIAs), encompassing approximately 208.47 acres of the SRPL project site, but only with an approved Pesticide Use Proposal (PUP). The SPRL project site extends from San Diego Gas and Electric’s (SDG&E’s) Imperial Valley Substation near El Centro, California in Imperial County, to SDG&E’s Peñasquitos Substation near Interstate 805, in coastal San Diego (see Figure 1-1).