PG&E's Two Tree Removals Along Interstate 5 (Encroachment Permit 0222-6LT-1002)


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Transportation, District 2 (DOT)
Document Title
PG&E's Two Tree Removals Along Interstate 5 (Encroachment Permit 0222-6LT-1002)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) is proposing to work within the California Department of Transportation’s (Caltrans) right-of-way along Interstate 5 in Tehama County from post mile 34.4 to 34.6. To maintain safe and reliable electric service and mandated clearance to comply with federal and state regulatory requirements for public safety and fire prevention, PG&E is proposing two tree removals under or adjacent to the Cottonwood-Delevan #1 230 kilovolt (kV) transmission line on Caltrans right-of-way. No ground disturbance is required to complete the work; herbicide use is prescribed. All material, including wood and chips, will be hauled to the appropriate disposal site. Cleared vegetation and woody debris will be disposed of in a manner to ensure it does not enter surface water or a watercourse. Equipment required for maintenance work will include hand-held tools (e.g., chainsaws, loppers, and hand saws), crate set, a box truck and pick-up trucks. Traffic control will be provided while performing work. Caltrans will issue an encroachment permit (0222-6LT-1002) for the work.

Contact Information

Darrin Doyle
Agency Name
Caltrans District 2
Job Title
Associate Environmental Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Northern California
Other Location Info
The project is located on Interstate 5 in Tehama County from post mile 34.4 to 34.6.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Existing Facilities, Section 15301
Reasons for Exemption
Caltrans determined that the project is categorically exempt in accordance with Section 15301 (Existing Facilities) Class 1—Operation, repair, maintenance, permitting, leasing, licensing, or minor alteration of existing public or private structures, facilities, mechanical equipment, or topographical features, involving negligible or no expansion of existing or former use. (h) Maintenance of existing landscaping, native growth, and water supply reservoirs (excluding the use of pesticides, as defined in Section 12753, Division 7, Chapter 2, Food and Agricultural Code). The project would not have a significant effect on the environment.


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