PG&E Vegetation Management Activities within the American River Parkway (Streambed Alteration Agreement No. 1600-2020-0014-R2)

Summary

SCH Number
2020090311
Lead Agency
Fish and Wildlife, Region 2 - Northern Central, Rancho Cordova (California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2)
Document Title
PG&E Vegetation Management Activities within the American River Parkway (Streambed Alteration Agreement No. 1600-2020-0014-R2)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
9/16/2020
Project Applicant
Robyn Mejorado, PGE

Document Description
The project is limited to PG&E’s implementation of the phases 2 and 3 of its Integrated Vegetation Management (IVM) program for its ROW in the American River Parkway (ARP). The high-level objection of the IVM program is to implement control methods to create low-growing, stable, native plan communities that are compatible with the intended use of the ROW which is the safe and reliable operation of bulk transmission facilities for transmission of energy. Within the ROW, PG&E intends to maintain a wire zone (typically 10-20 feet from the conductors) with a mix of herbaceous plants such as grasses, sedges, and forbs and limited low-growing woody shrubs. PG&E also intends to maintain a border zone (typically the remainder of the ROW after the wire zone) with compatible herbaceous and woody plants that do not pose a fall-in hazard to the powerlines. Phases 2 and 3 of the IVM include the following activities authorized by this Agreement: herbicide treatments, hand-cutting of vegetation, quality control inspections, and identifying/removing Danger Trees.

Contact Information
Dylan Wood
California Department of Fish and Wildlife
1701 Nimbus Road
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670

Phone : (916) 358-2384
dylan.wood@wildlife.ca.gov

Location

Coordinates
38°36'24.5"N 121°30'15.9"W
Regions
Northern California
Waterways
at the American River
Township
8-9N
Range
4-5E
Section
25-34
Other Location Info
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) map Sacramento West and Sacramento East,
Other Information
within PG&E right-of-way (ROW) which begins approximately 900 feet east of Interstate 5 and extends east for approximately 5.5 miles east just downstream of the Campus Commons Golf Course and J Street Bridge.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Type – Class (1); California Code of Regulations, title 14, section (15301(b))
Reasons for Exemption
The project serves to maintain existing facilities of invested owned utilities uses to provide electric power. It involves negligible or no expansion of existing or former use, as the Permittee will maintain its existing right-of-way

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
2020-0014 NOE   PDF 223 K

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