Encroachment Permit No. 0220-6UJ-0357 (Plumas-Sierra Rural Electric Cooperative's Elsyian Valley-Johnsonville Project)


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Caltrans, District 2 - Redding (California Department of Transportation, District 2)
Document Title
Encroachment Permit No. 0220-6UJ-0357 (Plumas-Sierra Rural Electric Cooperative's Elsyian Valley-Johnsonville Project)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Project Applicant
Plumas-Sierra Rural Electric Cooperative

Document Description
The Plumas–Sierra Rural Electric Cooperative (PSREC) is proposing various improvements within Caltrans’ right-of-way on State Route (SR) 395 in Lassen County at post mile 64. These improvements, which would provide broadband service to residents in the community of Lake Leavitt, include installation of buried fiberoptic and power cables along/under SR 395, Installation of the buried fiber optic and power cables would be accomplished using horizontal directional drilling (HDD) and would require two bore pits, two three-inch risers, and two hand holes that would be placed flush with the ground. The power and fiber optic cables would be installed between a depth of approximately 48” and 60” and would extend for approximately 300 lineal feet. The fiber optic and power cables would be encased in HDPE pipe that is 3” in diameter.

Contact Information
Emiliano Pro
Caltrans, District 2
1657 Riverside Drive, MS 30
Redding, CA 96001

Phone : (415) 703-2782


State Highways
State Route 395 at post mile 64.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301 (Existing Facilities), 15304 (Minor Alterations to Land)
Reasons for Exemption
The California Public Utility Commission (CPUC) is the CEQA lead agency and has determined that the project is categorically exempt under CEQA in accordance with sections 15301 (Existing Facilities)-Class 1 and 15304 (Minor Alterations to Land)-Class 4. Class 1 consists of the operation, repair, maintenance, permitting, leasing, licensing, or minor alteration of existing public or private structures, facilities, mechanical equipment, or topographical features, involving negligible or no expansion of existing or former use. Class 4 consists of minor public or private alterations in the condition of land, water, and/or vegetation which do not involve removal of healthy, mature, scenic trees except for forestry and agricultural purposes. The project would not have a significant effect on the environment. Caltrans, acting as a responsible agency for work proposed within the states' right-of-way, has adopted the CPUC's CEQA findings and will issue an encroachment permit (0220-6UJ-0357) for work occurring within the states' right-of-way.


Notice of Exemption
2020090398_Encroachment Permit No   PDF 158 K

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