Arcata/Eureka Fiber Optic Cable Project (Lake or Streambed Alteration Agreement No. EPIMSHUM-13723-R1)


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Northern and Eureka Region 1 (CDFW)
Document Title
Arcata/Eureka Fiber Optic Cable Project (Lake or Streambed Alteration Agreement No. EPIMSHUM-13723-R1)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
This Agreement relies on the Notification materials and a desk review without a CDFW site inspection. The project is limited to 10 encroachments for horizontal direction drilling (HDD) under streams in order to install a fiber optic cable and associated infrastructure. The entire project will be constructed underground using trenchless methods, such as the HDD construction method. The project consists of a single bore path from an existing facility in Arcata, continues along the eastern side of Humboldt Bay and terminates at an existing substation just east of Eureka.

Contact Information

Andrew Orahoske
Agency Name
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Northern California
Other Location Info
The project is located within the Humboldt Bay watershed on tributary streams between the towns of Arcata and Eureka, County of Humboldt, State of California; All activities will take place in the public right of way of Myrtle Avenue, Old Arcata Road and the City of Arcata; latitude/longitude 40.86663, -124.08196 at the first stream crossing.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Title 14 sections 15303 and 15304
Reasons for Exemption
The project installs a fiber optic cable underground within an existing public right of way using horizontal direction drilling to minimize disturbance. No significant vegetation removal will occur. There would be no significant adverse impact on endangered, threatened, or rare species or their habitat pursuant to §15065. There are no hazardous materials at or around the project site that may be disturbed or removed. The project will not result in impacts that are significant when viewed in connection with the effects of past projects, the effects of other current projects, and the effects of probable future projects.
County Clerk


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