AT&T Project A020LET (Lake and Streambed Alteration Agreement EPIMS Notification No. ELD-33225-R2)


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2 (CDFW)
Document Title
AT&T Project A020LET (Lake and Streambed Alteration Agreement EPIMS Notification No. ELD-33225-R2)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The Permittee proposes the removal of two lengths of submarine telecommunications cable in Lake Tahoe. The cables largely rest on the lakebed, not within the substrate. Cable segments on land are buried 4-6- inches. The project includes seven (7) cut locations on the lakeshore, six (6) along the 6-mile cable and one (1) on the shorter Emerald Bay cable. Cable will be hand excavated and cut at the seven cut locations on the lakeshore. Where sections of the cable may lie beneath large boulders, a mini excavator staged on the barge will be used to temporarily relocate them. The cut sections of cable will be spooled onto a barge and disposed of at a waste facility.

Contact Information

Patrick Moeszinger
Agency Name
California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Job Title
Senior Environmental Scientist, Specialist
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


El Dorado
Northern California
Lake Tahoe
Other Location Info
The project area consists of an existing 3-inch diameter submarine telecommunications cable that is approximately six miles long and runs along the southwestern shoreline of Lake Tahoe, as well as six locations where the cable surfaces on the lakeshore. A second shorter cable rests at the mouth of Emerald Bay and spans approximately 1,000 feet, and surfaces on the lakeshore at one location. The cables stretch from Baldwin Beach past Rubicon Point near Lester Beach.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Type – Class 4; California Code of Regulations, title 14, section 15304
Reasons for Exemption
Class 4 because the project is limited to minor alterations in the condition of land, water, and or vegetation that do not include the removal of healthy, mature, or scenic trees.
County Clerk
El Dorado


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