Weed Exchange Fiber Optic Cable Installation (Encroachment Permit 0220-6BB-0178)


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Public Utilities Commission, California (California Public Utilities Commission)
Document Title
Weed Exchange Fiber Optic Cable Installation (Encroachment Permit 0220-6BB-0178)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Project Applicant
Cal-Ore Communications, Inc.

Document Description
Cal-Ore Communications, Inc. is proposing to place 1-1.25" duct and 1-Futurepath 7-way duct within Caltrans' right-of-way east of the northbound lane of Interstate 5 in Siskiyou County from post mile 16.56 to 16.80. To complete this work, a 10-foot-wide corridor located approximately 10 feet west of the right-of-way fence would be cleared of most vegetation. After clearing vegetation, a trench measuring approximately 42 inches deep, 24 inches wide, and 1,250 feet in length would be excavated. The aforementioned ducts would then be placed into trench and fiber optic cable would be pulled through the Futurepath 7-way duct. The trench would then be backfilled with soil.

Contact Information
Connie Chen
California Public Utilities Commission
505 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102

Phone : (415) 703-2124



Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
The California Public Utilities Commission prepared a Notice of Exemption (NOE) for the proposed project. The NOE determined that the project is categorically exempt in accordance with Section 15303 (New Construction or Conversion of Small Structures) Class 3-Construction and location of limited numbers of new, small facilities or structures; installation of small new equipment and facilities in small structures; and the conversion of existing small structures from one use to another where only minor modifications are made in the exterior of the structure. An example of this exemption includes (d) Water main, sewage, electrical, gas, and other utility extensions, including street improvements, of reasonable length to serve such construction. The proposed project would not have a significant effect on the environment.


Notice of Exemption
2020040083_0220-6BB-0178 NOE signed   PDF 261 K

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