California Aqueduct MP 98.95R to MP 100.97R Verizon Fiber Optic Repair


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Water Resources (DWR)
Document Title
California Aqueduct MP 98.95R to MP 100.97R Verizon Fiber Optic Repair
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
MCI/Verizon has requested permission to encroach on the DWR right-of-way to repair its fiberoptic line. They will excavate approximately 2 feet wide by 4 feet deep trenches and about 60 feet long to locate existing Verizon communication vaults so technicians can run tests to determine the location of the damaged fiberoptic fibers. The fiberoptic fibers will be either replaced with new sections of cable spliced into the existing cable as necessary. All excavated areas will be backfilled, compacted, and recontoured. MCI/Verizon and its clients will benefit.

Contact Information

Frank Ruiz
Agency Name
Department of Water Resources
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
California Department of Water Resources
Contact Types
Project Applicant


Other Location Info
Work will occur, specifically, on the right (R) side of the California Aqueduct (Aqueduct) in the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) right-of-way approximately 2000 feet upstream and downstream of milepost (MP) 99.96, but work may occur from MP 98.9SR to 100.97R. MP 99.96 is about 0.6 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 wil 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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