Fiber Optic Stream and Drainage Channel Crossings (Streambed Alteration Agreement EPIMS Notification No. SAC-34557-R2)


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2 (CDFW)
Document Title
Fiber Optic Stream and Drainage Channel Crossings (Streambed Alteration Agreement EPIMS Notification No. SAC-34557-R2)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The project is limited to the installation of fiber optic lines using horizontal direction drilling (HDD). The cables will be installed underground under existing watercourse culvert crossings. The cable installation includes three 1.5-inch-high density polyethene (HDPE) pipes with a tracer wire to a depth of approximately 20 feet below this surface level elevation of each culvert crossing. The entry and receiving pits for the boring operations, as well as all equipment and staging areas, will be located outside of watercourses in upland areas. No equipment or materials will need to enter any watercourse channels and the project will not result in any ground disturbance within any stream/drainage channels. All crossings would be under existing culverts.

Contact Information

Dylan Wood
Agency Name
California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Job Title
Environmental Scientist
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Elk Grove
Northern California
eight watercourses within the City of Elk Grove
Other Location Info
four crossings at Franklin Creek, two crossings at the Ehrhardt Channel and two crossings at Elk Grove Creek.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Type – Class (4); California Code of Regulations, title 14, sections (15304)
Reasons for Exemption
Class 4 because the project involves only a minor alteration to the condition of land and does not include the removal of any mature, healthy, or scenic trees.
County Clerk


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