Public Utilities Commission
(California Public Utilities Commission)
Mediacom Inyokern to Oynx Fiber Optic Project
NEG - Negative Declaration
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.
Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 4Caltrans, District 9Regional Water Quality Control Board, Region 2Air Resources Board, Transportation ProjectsCalifornia Department of Parks and RecreationCalifornia Highway PatrolCalifornia Public Utilities CommissionCaltrans, Division of AeronauticsDepartment of Toxic Substances ControlDepartment of Water ResourcesNative American Heritage CommissionResources AgencySan Francisco Bay Conservation and Development CommissionState Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality