Parks and Recreation, Department of
(California Department of Parks and Recreation)
Camp Host Sites Electrical Upgrade
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Install a new electrical line through conduit placed in an 18" deep x 10-12 inch wide trench at Russian Gulch State Park to upgrade existing electrical line that feeds camp host sites #1 and #2. The trench will run 80' northwest from an existing power pole, then 60' northeast toward camp host site #1, and finally 40' southeast to camp host site #2. Additional work will install a new two post electrical pedestal to replace an existing single post pedestal.
Damage to tree roots will be avoided by hand digging around all roots that are 3" in diameter or greater, and backfilling trenches with soil within 48 hours of digging. Plywood or similar covers will be placed over trenches that are left open during non-construction times to avoid trapping small animals. No sensitive cultural resources are located within the project site.
Project consists of the repair of an existing public facility involving no expansion of use beyond existing, included as "utility repairs and minor upgrades" in the Department of Park and Recreation's list of exempt activities in accordance with CCR Section 15300.4 and replacement of an existing facility, where the new facility will be located on the same site as the structure replaced and wil have substantially the same purpose and capacity as the facility replaced and minor public alterations in the condition of land and vegetation which does not involve removal of healthy, mature, scenic trees.