California Aqueduct Check 12 Repair of a Damaged Fiber Optic Line at O’Neill Forebay


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Water Resources (DWR)
Document Title
California Aqueduct Check 12 Repair of a Damaged Fiber Optic Line at O’Neill Forebay
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Verizon requests encroachment permission to access an existing service line located in the Department of Water Resources right-of-way in the O'Neill Forebay area. Verizon will excavate a trench that is approximately 600 feet long by 18 inches wide by 4 feet deep to repair or replace a damaged fiber optic line by splicing new fiber optic line into it. The excavated area will be backfilled, compacted, and shaped to the original contours. Verizon and their clients benefit.

Contact Information

Jake Grace
Agency Name
California Department of Water Resources
Job Title
Planner/Scheduler and UC Supervisor
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Southern California
Cross Streets
1.25 miles SE of California Aqueduct Check 12 and 1.9 miles W of Santa Nella
California Aqueduct
Other Location Info
Work will occur in the Department of Water Resources’ right-of-way at an existing Verizon service line. The work site is located 1.25 miles southeast of California Aqueduct Check Site 12, and 1.9 miles west of the unincorporated town of Santa Nella along the O’Neill Forebay.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301 and 15305(b)
Reasons for Exemption
Work consists of minor alterations to land with an average slope of less than 20 percent. No expansion of existing use will occur, and work will not result in any changes to land use or density. Impacts to sensitive resources will not occur. DWR will issue an Encroachment Permit for this work. Categorical Exemption 15301 (Existing Facilities) and 15305(b) (Minor Alterations in Land Use Limitations - Issuance of Minor Encroachment Permits) apply.


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