2. Removal of Housing in Leona Valley
Alternative 5 would travel adjacent to the community of Leona Valley through approximately 0.5 miles of ANF lands adjacent to several residences located south of Leona Avenue and east of 107th Street West. Traveling south of Leona Valley, the route would cross adjacent to a single-family residence and the Nessa Ranch located on Bouquet Canyon Road. Due to the corridor necessary for construction and operation of the 500-kV line, as well as restrictions on placement of the route, it is possible that residences within the planned corridor would need to be purchased and removed by SCE. Preliminary routing indicates that purchase and removal of homes may be needed; however, the current routing for Alternative 5 is preliminary and subject to change based on the outcome of detailed alignment studies, which would not be initiated unless this alternative is approved. Based on the potential for removal of homes with this alternative, the potential adverse socioeconomic impact of Alternative 5 is considered significant and unavoidable (Class I).
However, the selection of a project alternative other than Alternative 5 would eliminate these potentially significant and unavoidable socioeconomic impacts on homeowners in Leona Valley.
E. Noise Impacts
The Final EIR/EIS reports that noise associated with the construction of the proposed project would violate local noise standards and that the increased noise associated with operation of the proposed project could also violate local standards, could adversely impact operations at the Veluzat movie ranch and could disrupt recreational users within the ANF. The Final EIR/EIS, at pages C.10-1 through C.10 -42, describes the various noise impacts of the proposed project and alternatives.