Mediacom Inyokern to Oynx Fiber Optic Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Public Utilities Commission (California Public Utilities Commission)
Document Title
Mediacom Inyokern to Oynx Fiber Optic Project
Document Type
NEG - Negative Declaration

Document Description
Proposed project provides installation of armored loose tube fiber cable for 32.4 miles from current Ridgecrest system connection to Inyokern to connection location in Onyx. Cable would primarily be installed underground with plowing or directional boring processes in Caltrans ROW, prescriptive areas adjacent to SR 178 and SR 14, or at four boring locations under roadway. Exceptions include: seven new Mediacom-owned poles installed to pass cable over two LADWP Aqueducts; cable installed on SCE poles in existing utility easement and/or 25-ft BLM License Agreement Area west of SR 14 outside ROW; over Canebrake Creek with cable attached to bridge; and cable installed under roadbed for a section of route with steep topography where Caltrans restricts use of poles. Proposed project would install 17 vaults, two aerial splice cases, and route markers.

Contact Information
Andrew Barnsdale
California Public Utilities Commission
505 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102-3298

(415) 703-5484


Total Acres
32.4 mi align
State Highways
SR 178, 14
Inyokern Airport
Inyokern ES
LADWP two aqueducts; south fork of Kern River
Other Location Info
Inyokern to Onyx in Kern River Valley

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Other (fiber optic cable installation)
Local Action
Other Action Other Action: CASF Grant
Project Issues
Cumulative Effects Landuse Growth Inducing Wetland/Riparian Water Supply Water Quality Vegetation Traffic/Circulation Toxic/Hazardous Solid Waste Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Septic System Schools/Universities Recreation/Parks Public Services Population/Housing Balance Noise Minerals Geologic/Seismic Forest Land/Fire Hazard Flood Plain/Flooding Economics/Jobs Drainage/Absorption Biological Resources Archaeologic-Historic Air Quality Agricultural Land Aesthetic/Visual
Reviewing Agencies
Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 4 Caltrans, District 9 Regional Water Quality Control Board, Region 2 Air Resources Board, Transportation Projects California Department of Parks and Recreation California Highway Patrol California Public Utilities Commission Caltrans, Division of Aeronautics Department of Toxic Substances Control Department of Water Resources Native American Heritage Commission Resources Agency San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality
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