Klamath River Rural Broadband Initiative

Summary

SCH Number
2022060515
Lead Agency
California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC)
Document Title
Klamath River Rural Broadband Initiative
Document Type
JD - Joint Document
Received
Present Land Use
multiple
Document Description
The proposed Project consists of above-ground and underground installation of fiber optic cables, a wireless tower in the town of Orick, a signal connection in Orleans, and placement of “last-mile” fiber cable and associated structures. The proposed Project would extend approximately 104 miles through rural Humboldt County and would be distributed into five segments. The proposed Project would comprise installation of a “middle-mile” fiber optic network as well as “last- mile” wireless broadband networks to provide high-speed internet access to first responder agencies, anchor institutions, households and businesses in the towns of Orick, Orleans, Johnsons, Wautec, Weitchpec that are currently unserved or under served.

Contact Information

Name
Connie Chen
Agency Name
California Public Utilities Commission
Job Title
Project Manager
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Name
Chad Brussard
Agency Name
Bureau of Indian Affairs
Job Title
Environmental Protection Specialist
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Location

Cities
unincorporated area
Counties
Humboldt
Regions
Countywide, Northern California
Total Acres
43
Parcel #
531-094-005-000 + multiple
State Highways
SR 96, SR 169
Schools
Orleans and Orick Elementary +multiple
Waterways
Klamath River, Redwood Creek +multiple
Other Information
104 miles of linear fiber optic cable proposed in rural Humboldt County.

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Habitat Conservation Planning (CDFW), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 1 (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, North Coast Region 1 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality
Development Types
Other (telecommunications)
Local Actions
ministerial permits
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Coastal Zone, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Economics/Jobs, Energy, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mandatory Findings of Significance, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Solid Waste, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire

Attachments

Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form

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