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

Phone : (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
Aesthetic/Visual Agricultural Land Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Drainage/Absorption Economics/Jobs Flood Plain/Flooding Forest Land/Fire Hazard Geologic/Seismic Minerals Noise Population/Housing Balance Public Services Recreation/Parks Schools/Universities Septic System Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Solid Waste Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation Vegetation Water Quality Water Supply Wetland/Riparian Growth Inducing Land Use Cumulative Effects
Reviewing Agencies
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 Regional Water Quality Control Board, Region 2 Caltrans, District 9 Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 4
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