Klamath River Rural Broadband Initiative

6 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC)
Document Title
Klamath River Rural Broadband Initiative
Document Type
FIN - Final Document
Present Land Use
Multiple: Public Lands, Urban, Timber Production Zone, Agricultural Exclusive, Tribal Lands, Rural Residential, etc.
Document Description
The Project comprises installation and maintenance of a "middle mile" fiber optic network and "last mile" 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, and McKinleyville (among others) that are currently underserved or unserved. The 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 Project is proposed to extend approximately 104 miles and be distributed into five segments.

Contact Information

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

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


McKinleyville and unincorporated Humboldt County
Northern California
Cross Streets
Multiple (linear broadband project 104 miles in length)
Total Acres
Parcel #
531-094-005-000 + multiple
State Highways
SR 96, SR 169
Orleans and Orick Elementary +multiple
Klamath River, Redwood Creek +multiple

Notice of Completion

State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Northern and Eureka Region 1 (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 (communications)
Local Actions
Coastal Permit
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, Growth Inducement, 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


Final Document(s) [Approved_Certified draft environmental documents]
Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form

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