California Aqueduct MP 74.10L Installation of Replacement Communication Cable

Summary

SCH Number
2018118152
Lead Agency
Water Resources, Department of (California Department of Water Resources)
Document Title
California Aqueduct MP 74.10L Installation of Replacement Communication Cable
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received

Document Description
DWR's San Luis Field Division (SLFD) will excavate an approximately 192 feet long, by 6 inch wide, by 3 feet deep trench in the middle of the Aqueduct road, about 6 feet away from the Highway 152 bridge. Each end of the trench will have an additional excavated approximately 4 feet long, by 3 feet wide, by 3 feet deep. B&B Communications (B&B) will then lay a replacement section of cable in the trench and splice it into the existing cable in the excavated areas at each of the trench. After B&B finished splicing the new cable, SLFD will backfill and compact all excavated areas. The old section of the communications cable will remain buried and will be abandoned in place.

Contact Information
Brandon Silva
California Department of Water Resources
San Luis Division 31770 Gonzaga Rd.
Gustine, CA 95322

209-827-5132

Location

Counties
Merced
Other Location Info
Location Specific: The project is on the left (L) side of the California Aqueduct (Aqueduct) at milepost (MP) 74.10, about 0.56 miles upstream of the intersection of Billy Wright Road and the Aqueduct.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Sec. 15301 Exst. facil.
Reasons for Exemption
The project involves trenching an area to splice a new section of communications cable into an existing line. This work will not increase the use of the communication line.
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