EarthGrid Patterson Pass Wind Project - Fiber Optic Communications Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC)
Document Title
EarthGrid Patterson Pass Wind Project - Fiber Optic Communications Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Installation of telecommunications infrastructure for a new wind farm re-power project in the Altamont Pass Wind Resource Area of Alameda County. This project will utilize some of the existing infrastructure currently existing on the ±1000 acre Patterson Pass Wind Farm property located on Patterson Pass Road in Alameda County, California.

Contact Information

Andrew Chan
Agency Name
California Public Utilities Commission
Job Title
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Unincorporated Alameda County
San Francisco Bay Area
Cross Streets
Patterson Pass Road
Other Location Info
Patterson Pass Wind Farm, Eastern Alameda County

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 1, CCR Section 15301
Reasons for Exemption
Under D.21-07-016, the CPUC determined that the projects proposed by EarthGrid would qualify as exempt under one or more CEQA categorical exemptions. This project calls for fiberoptic cables to be installed on existing utility poles and within existing underground conduit infrastructure, with terminal points within existing structures. There is no new “construction” on this project other than the installation of the fiber cables. All work will be completed from existing roadways and within existing disturbed areas. No other land will be disturbed.
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