Final Environmental Documents Available for Land Use Authorization and License Amendment for PG&E’s Proposed Gas Pipeline Installation and Bayview Station Expansion Project

Media Contact: Margaret Gidding, 916-978-5100

For Release: April 04, 2014

FRESNO, Calif. ­-- The Bureau of Reclamation has released final environmental documents for the proposed 50-year land use authorization to Pacific Gas & Electric for the installation, operation, and maintenance of a new 12-inch gas pipeline next to an existing 6-inch pipeline.

The environmental documents also assess an amendment of PG&E’s existing perpetual license (No. 2202-03-0187) for the expansion of the existing Bayview Station. The action area is located near the San Luis (Volta) Wasteway in Merced County, Calif.

The Final Environmental Assessment and Findings of No Significant Impact were prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act, and are available online at  If you encounter problems accessing the documents online, please call 916-978-5100 or email

For additional information or to request a copy of the Final EAs and/or FONSIs, please contact Rain Emerson at 559-487-5196, (TTY 800-877-8339). 

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