Grover Beach Subsea Fiber Optic Cables Project

3 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
State Lands Commission, California (California State Lands Commission)
Document Title
Grover Beach Subsea Fiber Optic Cables Project
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Project Applicant
RTI Infrastructure, Inc.

Document Description
The Project proposes to build and operate telecommunication infrastructure that will house fiber optic cables on land (1 .5 miles long going under the city of Grover Beach surface streets) and in the ocean (5- to 6-inch diameter landing pipes) going offshore Grover Beach and exiting at about 3,600 feet onto the ocean floor. The infrastructure and cables would carry telecommunication data to connect the United States with Singapore, Guam, Hong Kong, and Australia. Phase 1 would start in 2020 to build the infrastructure needed to bring up to four cables into Grover Beach. The State Lands Commission action is an approval of a 25-year General Lease - Right-of-Way Use through June 22, 2045.

Contact Information
Drew Simpkin
California State Lands Commission
100 Howe Avenue, Suite 100-South
Sacramento, CA 95825-8202

Phone : (916) 574-1900


Grover Beach Pismo Beach
San Luis Obispo
Other Location Info
Sovereign tide and submerged land in the Pacific Ocean

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
California State Lands Commission
Approving Agency Role
Lead Agency
Approved On
Final Environmental Document Available at
The Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND) and Mitigation Monitoring Program prepared for this project by the California State Lands Commission and adopted on June 23, 2020. At this time, the Commission's offices are closed to the public due to public health and safety concerns regarding the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Please contact Commission staff for the most up-to-date information on the availability of the MND and the record of project approval.


(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(2b) A Mitigated or a Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(2c) An other document type was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
(4) A mitigation reporting or monitoring plan was adopted for this project
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA


Notice of Determination
2020040309_Grover Beach Subsea   PDF 746 K

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