Comments sought on proposed PG&E special use authorizations

WILLOWS, Calif. — The Mendocino National Forest is proposing to authorize continued use and occupancy of National Forest System lands to Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) Company for existing electric system facilities located on the Mendocino National Forest. The proposal involves issuing replacement and new special use authorizations to consolidate and administratively combine current and expired authorizations.

The Mendocino National Forest is initiating a 14-day public scoping period that will begin on July 12, 2018 and end on July 26, 2018.  During this time public comments concerning the proposed action may be submitted to help Forest Service staff identify potential impacts and issues related to the project.  The most helpful scoping comments are those that frame potential issues and impacts in the context of cause and effect relationships resulting from the proposed action.  Scoping comments received after the 14-day scoping period will still be considered until a decision is made, but will not be as helpful in framing the environmental analysis as comments received on time. 

Please send comments in writing via email to:  Spencer Bleadorn, Lands Special Use Program Manager, at with “PG&E – Mendocino National Forest” in the email subject line. You may also submit written comments by mail to:  Spencer Bleadorn, US Forest Service, Attn: PG&E, 1323 Club Drive, Vallejo, CA  94592.  Mr. Bleadorn can also be reached by phone at (707) 562-8861.  You may also contact Jason Collier,, (909) 382-2869 for any questions you have. The project documents are posted here: