Permit No. 19844-Middle-Mile Broadband Initiative Project – State Route 198 at Kaweah River Designated Floodway

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Summary

SCH Number
2023070258
Public Agency
Central Valley Flood Protection Board
Document Title
Permit No. 19844-Middle-Mile Broadband Initiative Project – State Route 198 at Kaweah River Designated Floodway
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
6/12/2024
Document Description
To install one (1) 2-inch diameter Fiber Optic Conduit (FOC) with fiber optic cable within the Kaweah River designated floodway between Postmile 39.10 and 39.76. The FOC is to be installed by horizontal directional drilling method beneath eight existing culverts, with a minimum separation of 2 feet between the bottom of the culvert and the conduit. The FOC will transition to installation by trenching in 2 feet to 6 feet deep open trench (4.2 feet typical depth) between culverts.

Contact Information

Name
Angela Nguyen-Tan
Agency Name
Central Valley Flood Protection Board
Job Title
Senior Environmental Scientist
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Location

Cities
Three Rivers
Counties
Tulare
Regions
Southern California
Other Location Info
The project is located on State Route 198 starting at approximately 36.44615°N 118.90203°W and extending north along State Route 198 for approximately 3500 feet, in the city of Three Rivers, Tulare County.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
CEQA Public Resources Code Section 21080.51
Reasons for Exemption
The project is statutorily exempt under the provisions of CEQA. The Board’s approval involves issuing an encroachment permit for the installation of a Broadband Network Infrastructure on State Route 198 along the Kaweah River which is exempt under the statutory exemption of the CEQA Public Resources Code Section 21080.51.

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Classes 3 & 4, (CEQA CCR, Title 14, Sections 15303, and 15304)
Reasons for Exemption
In addition, the Board has determined that the project is exempt from CEQA under the Class 3, New Construction or Conversion of Small Structures categorical exemption (CEQA CCR, Title 14, Section 15303), because the activity consists of the installation of utility extensions. The project is also exempt under the Class 4, Minor Alterations to Land categorical exemption (CEQA CCR, Title 14, Section 15304), because the project involves minor public alterations in the condition of the land which does not involve the removal of healthy, mature, or scenic trees. Further, none of the exceptions to the exemption in CEQA CCR, Title 14, Section 15300.2 apply. Please note, the signed NOE is not attached. If you would like to request a signed copy of the NOE, please contact Board staff at: questions@cvflood.ca.gov
County Clerk
Tulare

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