Temescal Ridge Emergency Pole Repair


SCH Number
Public Agency
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
Document Title
Temescal Ridge Emergency Pole Repair
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
A power pole along the Temescal Ridge Fire Road sustained damage during the most recent wind and rain storms causing it to become cracked. LADWP proposes to do emergency work to repair the pole until such a time that the pole can be replaced. LADWP proposes to approach the site along the Temescal Ridge fire road in a bucket truck. LADWP would access the pole from the fire road. LADWP would de-energize the transformer and power line attached to the damaged pole. LADWP would then tie up the transformer to the adjacent pole in the same pole site. The damaged pole will then be braced with crossarms and ropes to the other poles. There will be no ground disturbance, excavation nor vegetation removal. If the damaged pole is not repaired immediately and does fail there will likely be a loss of power as well as a risk of fire.

Contact Information

Kathryn Laudeman
Agency Name
Job Title
Environmental Engineering Associate
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Cross Streets
Temescal Ridge Fire Road
Other Location Info
Project is located within Topanga State Park.
Other Information
Access to site is achieved at gate from Greenbriar Dr in Tarzana, CA. Travel along Mullholland and then turn onto the Temescal Ridge Fire Road and travel down the fire road until reaching the project site.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Emergency Project
Type, Section or Code
Sec. 21080(b)(4); 15269(b)(c)
Reasons for Exemption
If the damaged pole were to fail this would result in loss of power to residents which is essential to public welfare, therefore, the project is exempt from CEQA. Pole is also located in a high fire area and failure of the damaged pole is a fire risk to the site.
County Clerk
Los Angeles


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