Issue a Right of Entry (ROE) Permit to AT&T to D.L. Bliss State Park and Emerald Bay State Park to remove and cap two (2) lengths of discontinued telecommunication cables submerged in Lake Tahoe, offshore of the parks. This Right of Entry (ROE) permit is for access and work on State Park property where AT&T proposes to cut and cap the cables above the high-water line (6,229.1-ft), as well as for work in the State Park Underwater Parks where the cable will be removed. Access to all work locations will be via barge, all sections of submerged cut cables will be removed via barge, and there will be no equipment staging of any kind on State Park property.
The first cable is approx. six (6) miles long and comes up on shore a total of five (5) times; four (4) of which are on State Park property. This cable will have two (2) Cut Points in each park, for a total of four (4) Cut Points. The second cable, across the mouth of Emerald Bay, will also be cut and capped above the high-water line; for up to two (2) additional Cut Points.
All work conducted in association with the ROE will comply with all State and Federal environmental laws, including but not limited to the Endangered Species Act, CA Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), Section 5024 of the Public Resources Code, Tahoe Regional Planning Agency Initial Environmental Checklist, Lahontan Regional Water Quality Board Order No. R6T-2022-0051 and NOE for in-water work, CA Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Streambed Alteration Agreement, and CA State Lands Commission Amendment No1 of Lease PRC 1579.
All work will be in coordination with State Parks Environmental Scientists and State Parks Archaeologists and all resource and cultural protection measures will be followed.