Pacific Gas and Electric Glenn #2 60kV Reconductoring Project

Summary

SCH Number
2010098137
Lead Agency
Planning and Research, Office of (Office of Planning and Research)
Document Title
Pacific Gas and Electric Glenn #2 60kV Reconductoring Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received

Document Description
This project will replace seven power poles in five locations within stream zones. The old poles will be cut off at ground level instead of removed when in sensitive areas. At Location #1, Pole 12/236 (north side of Stony Creek floodplain) will be cut off at ground level and the new pole will be installed will not be removed or trimmed. Also at Location #1, Pole 12/237 (south side of Stony Creek floodplain) will be cut off at ground level and the new pole placed in the orchard further south away from Stony Creek. At Location #2, Pole 14/273 will be cut off at ground level and the new pole installed approximately 70 feet south of the existing pole in an abandoned driveway outside of the waterway. At location #3, Pole 15/286 will be cut off at ground level and a new pole will be installed nearby, further from the drainage. At location #4, Poles 16/310 and 16/314 will both be cut off at ground level and the new pole installed to the south further from the drainages. At Location #5, Pole 17/388 will be cut off at ground level and the new pole installed to the south further from the drainage. Access for all these pole replacements and installations shall be from existing paved or dirt roads. No equipment will work in the water. At some locations, minor trimming of vegetation, such as blackberries, may occur to access pole locations. No mature trees will be removed.

Contact Information
Kelley Barkey
California Department of Fish and Game
North Central Region 1701 Nimbus Road, Suite A
Sacramento, CA 95670

(916) 358-4353

Location

Counties
Glenn
Cross Streets
Stony Creek floodplain and various unnamed drainages
Other Location Info
CIty/Nearest Community: Hamilton City
Other Information
Other location: The seven poles locations are: Pole 12/236 Latitude 39.711374, Longtitude - 122.004210: Pole 12/237 Latitude 39.709259, Longitude - 122.003309; Pole 14/273 Latitude 39.679925, Longitude - 122.005116; Pole 15/286 Latitude 39.670321, Longitude - 122.008463: Pole 16/310 Latitude 39.652576, Longitude - 122.007733; Pole 16/314 Latitude 39.649775, Longitude - 122.007637; and Pole 17/338 Latitude 39.632604, Longitude - 122.006707.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301
Reasons for Exemption
The project is categorically exempt under CEQA 15301(b) because it involves repair, maintenance, and minor alterations to existing private structures and facilities, with little or no expansion of existing use.
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