Regulatory process

Following an extensive route screening, environmental assessment, and community outreach process, PG&E and NEET West completed work on their Proponents’ Environmental Assessment (PEA). The document discusses the purpose and need for the project, describes the proposed as well as alternative sites and routes, assesses their potential environmental effects, and proposes measures to avoid, minimize, or mitigate those effects. A copy of the PEA has been provided to the CPUC’s Energy Division. For more information about the CPUC’s regulatory and environmental review process, including the CPUC-led public participation program, visit the CPUC website. The CPUC will now serve as the primary point of contact for comments on the project, and you can contact the CPUC at (844) 211-7510 or email at or mail to Rob Peterson, CPUC (c/o Tom Engels), Horizon Water and Environment, LLC, 266 Grand Avenue, Suite 210, Oakland, CA 94610. To obtain additional information on the proposed project, please visit the CPUC Energy Division CEQA project website.

The filing of the project application and PEA places the project in the hands of the CPUC, the regulatory body with jurisdiction over the siting and routing of this type of project. The CPUC will base its decision on the project on evidence it gathers through its regulatory and environmental review process, including comments and other evidence submitted to the CPUC by parties to its proceedings and members of the general public. Note that comments and information submitted to PG&E are not part of the formal administrative record the CPUC will use to make its decision on the project. To be sure your voice is heard, we urge you to learn about the CPUC’s process and find out when there are opportunities for public input.