Lethal Electrified Fence Netting Replacement

Summary

SCH Number
2010118259
Lead Agency
Corrections and Rehabilitation, Department of (California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation)
Document Title
Lethal Electrified Fence Netting Replacement
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received

Document Description
The current project consists of removing and replacing the existing Wildlife Mitigation Netting (WMN) and associated components/hardware covering the bottom nine stainless steel wires of the LEF.

Contact Information
Roxanne Henriquez
California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
Facilities Planning, Construction & Management Division 9838 Old Placerville Road, Suite B
Sacramento, CA 95827

916 255 3010

Location

Other Location Info
Calipatria State Prison (CAL) Avenal State Prison (ASP) California State Prison, Corcoran (COR) Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison, Corcoran (SATF) North Kern State Prison, Delano (NKSP)

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
C: 2; S: 15302
Reasons for Exemption
The project consists of the removal and/or installation of avian netting that bridges over the top of the LEF that is situated between the inner and outer perimeter fences at five existing state prisons (see locations above). The installation of the new netting does not involve the removal of any vegetation, grading, or alterations to the existing arrangement of the subject perimeter fences. The new netting will not alter the appearance of the prisons' perimeters. The replacement netting will serve to create new continuous barriers to wildlife that may otherwise enter the area between the inner and outer perimeter fencing, and in doing so, risk making contact with the electrified conductors used for the lethal fencing component. The installation of new netting is not expected to generate any significant adverse effects on the environment at any of the five project sites. The new netting will have the positive benefit of creating new barriers that will substantially reduce the risk of avian loss.
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