West Sacramento-Brighton 115 kV Tower Investigation

Summary

SCH Number
2020110110
Lead Agency
Fish and Wildlife, Region 2 - Northern Central, Rancho Cordova (California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2)
Document Title
West Sacramento-Brighton 115 kV Tower Investigation
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
11/6/2020
Project Applicant
Pacific Gas and Electric Company

Document Description
The project is limited to geotechnical investigation and/or archaeological subsurface testing at six existing tower locations along the American River Floodplain. Geotechnical work will occur at West SacramentoBrighton 115 kV tower numbers 008/049, 009/059, and 010/073; archaeological subsurface testing will occur at tower numbers 008/049, 008/053, 008/055, 009/059, 010/067, and 010/073. Each tower location will be accessed from existing paved roads or dirt paths. Drilling equipment will not disrupt overhead wires and no boring will be performed on a levee slope or within 15 feet of a levee toe. No trees are proposed for removal.

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

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

Location

Counties
Sacramento
Regions
Northern California
Township
9N
Range
4E, 5E
Section
25, 26
Other Location Info
The project is located at six (6) locations along the American River, in Sacramento County, State of California.
Other Information
Section 25, 26, 30, and 32, Township 9N, Range 4E and 5E.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Type – Class (1) and Class (4); California Code of Regulations, title 14, section (15301 and 15304)
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. The project involves only minor alterations in the condition of land, water, and/or vegetation and does not involve the removal of any healthy, mature, or scenic trees.

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
2020-0138 NOE   PDF 222 K

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