PG&E Utility Maintenance Activities, Encroachment Permit # 0223-6UL-0026


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Transportation, District 2 (DOT)
Document Title
PG&E Utility Maintenance Activities, Encroachment Permit # 0223-6UL-0026
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
PG&E is proposing to underground existing electrical facilities in the State Route (SR) 36 right-of-way (ROW) between PM 73.46 and 73.64 (south side of the highway) in Tehama County. Project implementation consists of the following: excavate a 1.5-foot-wide by 1,196-foot-long trench to accommodate a 6-inch conduit; install three splice boxes; and remove existing power pole/replace with riser (i.e., overhead to underground transition pole). The proposed electrical work would require minor brush and tree removal. The purpose of the project is to maintain public safety and provide reliable electric services to PG&E customers. To facilitate maintenance activities, 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 73.46 to 73.64

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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