Repair Well Field Power Poles Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5 (RWQCB)
Document Title
Repair Well Field Power Poles Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The purpose of the Project is to replace aging wooden power poles and to maintain basic infrastructure needed to provide a reliable power supply to mission-critical facilities at Beale Air Force Base. The overall Project consists of replacing 16 poles (located in upland), installing 5 new poles, and removing 119 poles that will be replaced by trenching approximately 3.5 miles for underground lines within an existing roadbed. Forty-one poles that will be removed are located within jurisdictional vernal pools/seasonal wetlands. The Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board is issuing a CWA 401 Water Quality Certification for that activity.

Contact Information

Shawn Agarwal
Agency Name
Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board
Job Title
environmental scientist
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Jules Riley
Agency Name
Beale Air Force Base
Job Title
environmental element chief
Contact Types
Project Applicant / Parties Undertaking Project


Other Information
The project is located on a secure Air Force installation and access to the Base requires clearance and escort. On Hwy 65 turn northeast on South Beale Road to the Beale AFB Wheatland Gate. Contact Beale AFB for escort to site.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15302 Replacement or Reconstruction
Reasons for Exemption
The project involves replacing or removing wood power poles with underground utilities or new poles. Fits under "Conversion of overhead electric utility distribution system facilities to underground including connection to existing overhead electric utility distribution lines where the surface is restored to the condition existing prior to the undergrounding."
County Clerk


Notice of Exemption

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