TD1271125 Gonzales Deteriorated Pole Replacement (Lake Alteration Agreement, No. EPIMSVEN-25955-R5)


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW)
Document Title
TD1271125 Gonzales Deteriorated Pole Replacement (Lake Alteration Agreement, No. EPIMSVEN-25955-R5)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife has amended Lake Alteration Agreement Notification No. EPIMS-VEN-25955-R5, pursuant to Section 1602 of the Fish and Game Code to Southern California Edison (SCE) as represented by Hazem Gabr. The project is limited to the removal of one dilapidated wood power pole and the installation of a new wood pole and sonotube located in wetlands near McGrath Lake, 4.5 miles west of Oxnard. The new pole and sonotube will be set within 3 feet of the existing pole. Dewatering of the excavation site is included if groundwater is encountered during excavation work. The project will include temporary impacts up to 65 cubic yards of soil excavation for the pole replacement, temporary impacts up to 0.045 acres of vegetation from overland travel and vegetation trimming, and permanent impacts up to 3.14 square feet (0.00007 acres) from vegetation clearance around the pole. All areas impacted from ground-disturbing activities, including access routes, will be returned to pre-construction condition.

Contact Information

Frederic (Fritz) Rieman
Agency Name
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW)
Job Title
Senior Environmental Scientist (Specialist)
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Southern California
Cross Streets
See below "Other Location Info."
Other Location Info
The project is located east of McGrath Lake, off Harbor Boulevard, in the County of Ventura, State of California; Latitude 34.216737° N, Longitude -119.253969° W; and Latitude 34.216109° N, Longitude -119.252854°W; Assessor’s Parcel Number (APN) 138-0-080-070.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Type – Class 1; California Code of Regulations, title 14, section 15301 (b) and (d)
Reasons for Exemption
Class 1 addresses operation, maintenance, repair, or minor alteration of existing facilities or topographical features. Included in the exemption are existing facilities owned by a utility used to provide electric power, natural gas, or other public utility services. The project consists of removal and replacement of one deteriorated wooden distribution pole. No expansion of use is proposed. The project is exempt because it involves the maintenance of existing structures and/or facilities used to provide electric power and to meet public health and safety standards and consists of minor alteration to topographical features.
County Clerk


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