California Department of Transportation, District 3
Rock Retention Fencing
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Present Land Use
The project areas are two cut slopes along Interstate 80. The cut slopes are in a rural area.
This project proposes to repair damage from heavy snow fall to the rockfall retention system on Interstate 80 in Placer county. There are two locations where this work will occur. At the west location, 72 poles will be repaired. The east location has 48 poles that need to be repaired. The original concrete foundation will remain, but all the base plate and poles will be replaced at both locations even if damaged has not been sustained. The double twisted wire mesh that hangs over the slope face will not be replaced. The work proposed by this project will be completely within the Caltrans right of way. No impacts to utilities are anticipated.
This project occurs between post miles R56.9 andR58.2 on State Route 80.
Notice of Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 1(c), section 15301
Reasons for Exemption
The operation, repair, maintenance, permitting, leasing, licensing, or minor alteration of existing public or private structures, facilities, mechanical features, or topographical features, involving negligible or no expansion of use beyond that existing at the time of the lead agency's determination is exempt under CEQA Section 15301-Existing Facilities.