Pacific Power (Encroachment Permit # 0223-6UF-0055)


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Transportation, District 2 (DOT)
Document Title
Pacific Power (Encroachment Permit # 0223-6UF-0055)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Pacific Power is planning maintenance activities on approximately 2.6 miles of their existing 2.4 kilovolt (kV) overhead distribution and transmission lines within the City of Castella in Shasta County and Dunsmuir in Siskiyou County. The project application description of work consists of reconductoring the line with a spacer cable system (i.e wires), updating system protection and other equipment as needed, the replacement of 14 wood pole structures with steel, removal of 1 wood pole, fire resistant structures, and replacement of guys and anchors. Structure construction and conductor stringing will include cutting and removal of existing structure within the Caltrans ROW. New fiberglass poles will be hoisted into place using a line truck. Anchors will be screwed or hammered into the ground, or potentially installed in a hand or machine dug hole up to 36 inches wide. Anchors will be installed up to 8 to 10 feet deep.

Contact Information

Salar Shammas Esfahani
Agency Name
Caltrans D2 Environmental
Job Title
Environmental Scientist
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Castella, Dunsmuir
Shasta, Siskiyou
Northern California
Other Information
SHA-SR-PM 5.869 - SIS-SR-5-PM 0.128

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Existing Facilities, Section 15301, Class 1B
Reasons for Exemption
The California Department of Transportation has determined the project to be 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 use beyond that existing at the time of the lead agency’s determination), Subclass (B)—Existing facilities of both investor and publicly-owned utilities used to provide electric power, natural gas, sewerage, or other public utility services.
County Clerk


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