West Sacramento-Brighton 115 kV Tower Investigation


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2 (CDFW)
Document Title
West Sacramento-Brighton 115 kV Tower Investigation
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
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
Agency Name
Department of Fish and Wildlife
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
Pacific Gas and Electric Company
Contact Types
Project Applicant


Northern California
4E, 5E
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.


Notice of Exemption

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