PG&E Arcata Reconductoring

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
Humboldt County
Document Title
PG&E Arcata Reconductoring
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Z: AE/F, T (Agriculture Exclusive/Flood Hazard Area, Transitional Agricultural Lands. General Plan: Agricultural Exclusive
Document Description
The Project involves reconductoring (replacing existing wire) approximately 20,500 feet of the PG&E Arcata 1105 electric distribution line (1105 line) such that the 1105 line would have an increased capacity, from 415 amperes to 677 amperes. PG&E would then transfer 360 amperes from the Arcata 1106 electric distribution line (1106 line) to the 1105 line to alleviate the 1106 line, which is at risk of overloading due to ongoing growth in the Arcata/McKinleyville area. As part of the reconductoring, PG&E will replace approximately 125 distribution line poles (DLPs), and add DLPs where existing DLPs are spaced too far apart. Reconductoring activities consist of one or more of the following at each construction location: (1) existing DLP would be removed and replacement pole would be placed in situ or immediately adjacent; (2) existing DLP would be removed and replacement pole would be placed nearby; (3) DLP addition or removal; (4) existing anchor would be removed and a replacement anchor would be added in situ or immediately adjacent; or (5) anchor addition or removal. Utility trucks with attached 22-in diameter augers would be used to remove and add DLPs. New or replacement DLPs would be 1 ft in diameter; new or replacement anchors would have a diameter or 4 in. When removing or adding a DLP, the auger would be used to dig to a depth of approximately 7 ft. Anchor replacements and additions would be screwed directly into the ground (approximately 6 ft depth), with excavation of the surrounding area conducted as necessary to secure the anchor placement. Displaced soil would be temporarily stockpiled nearby during installation then returned to the augur-made hole.

Contact Information

Beth Burks
Agency Name
Humboldt County, Planning and Building Dept.
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Cross Streets
11th Street, Janes Road, Mad River Road
Total Acres
State Highways
Hwy 101
Pvt. Catholic 1730 Janes
Mad River, Janes Creek, Jolly Giant Creek
18, 19

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Eureka Region 1 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 1 (DOT), California Energy Commission, California Highway Patrol, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, North Coast Region 1 (RWQCB), Department of Water Resources, Office of Historic Preservation, Resources Agency
Development Types
Power:Other Power Type (reconductoring)
Local Actions
Coastal Permit
Project Issues
Coastal Zone, Wetland/Riparian

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