9. Socioeconomic Impacts
SCE requests certain changes to the proposed decision to eliminate the reference to "loss of business revenues" as an environmental impact. The EIR/EIS was prepared to meet the requirements of both CEQA and NEPA. While CEQA does not require socioeconomic effects to be treated as significant impacts unless they result in a physical impact, NEPA requires that socioeconomic effects be considered and analyzed. The discussion of socioeconomic effects in the proposed decision summarizes the analysis in the EIR/EIS. Accordingly, the proposed decision will not be modified as SCE requests.