California Aqueduct Milepost 98.50R Verizon Fiber Optic Line Repairs


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Water Resources (DWR)
Document Title
California Aqueduct Milepost 98.50R Verizon Fiber Optic Line Repairs
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
MCI/Verizon has requested permission to encroach on the DWR right-of-way to repair existing fiberoptic lines. To locate existing Verizon communication vaults, they will excavate approximately 2 feet wide by 4 feet deep by 2000 feet long trenches. Once the vaults are located, technicians will run tests to determine the location of the damaged fiberoptics. As necessary, the fiberoptic cables will be either replaced, or new sections of cable will be spliced into the existing cable. After the repairs are made, all excavated areas will be backfilled, compacted, and recontoured. MCI/Verizon and its clients will benefit.

Contact Information

Agency Name
Dept. of Water Resources San Luis Field Division
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Other Location Info
Work will occur on the right (R) side of the California Aqueduct (Aqueduct) in the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) right-of-way within 0.5 miles upstream and downstream of milepost (MP) 98.50. The location is approximately 3.5 miles southeast of the intersection of W. Shields Avenue and the Aqueduct.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15305 (b) and 15301
Reasons for Exemption
DWR will issue an encroachment permit to MCI/Verizon so they can repair existing communication fiberoptic lines in DWR's right-of-way. The work will occur in areas that have an average slope of less than 20 percent, and will not change land use density, or expand the use of the lines. Categorical Exemptions 15305 (b) (Minor Alterations in Land Use Limitations -Issuance of Minor Encroachment Permits) and 15301 (Existing Facilities) apply.


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