Frontier Communications Utility Maintenance Activities, Encroachment Permit # 0223-6BB-0020


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Transportation, District 2 (DOT)
Document Title
Frontier Communications Utility Maintenance Activities, Encroachment Permit # 0223-6BB-0020
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Frontier Communications is proposing to replace an existing fiber optic line in the State Route (SR) 36 right-of-way (ROW) in Tehama County between post mile 82.813 and 82.817. As part of the proposed work, bore pits would be excavated on either side of the highway (outside the ROW) to expose the ends of a 175-foot-long by 4-inch diameter protective casing that traverses the width of the highway. Using the bore pits, the existing fiber optic line would be removed and replaced with a new line. Once the new line is in place, the bore pits would be backfilled. As part of the proposed work, a new pedestal would be installed at the northern bore pit. The purpose of the project is to provide reliable utility services to Frontier Communications customers. Traffic control would be performed during the proposed work. Caltrans would issue an encroachment permit to allow for the proposed work to occur within State right-of-way.

Contact Information

John Luper
Agency Name
California Department of Transportation
Job Title
Associate Environmental Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Northern California
Cross Streets
SR 36, PM 82.813 to 82.817

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
The California Department of Transportation has 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 support, or topographic features, involving negligible or no expansion of existing or former use. The project would have no significant impact on the environment.


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