Pacific Power - Happy Camp Upgrade (Encroachment Permit # 02-23-6-UC-0443)


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Transportation, District 2 (DOT)
Document Title
Pacific Power - Happy Camp Upgrade (Encroachment Permit # 02-23-6-UC-0443)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Pacific Power is planning maintenance activities on their existing up to 15 kilovolt (kV) overhead distribution lines within the community of Happy Camp in Siskiyou County. The activities are the outcome of Pacific Power's continued fire mitigation program of system hardening in California and is being conducted in accordance with the California Project work within Caltrans ROW ncludes overhead reconductoring at two highway crossings, relocation of an existing pole, installation of a service pole, replacement of one existing service pole and installation and/or replacement of three anchors and four guy wires. For the poles within the Caltrans ROW that will be replaced, the existing pole will be cut and removed. Pole installation includes excavation of a new hole to depths ranging from 5 to 10 feet deep and up to 3 feet in diameter.

Contact Information

David DeMar
Agency Name
Job Title
Senior Environmental Scientist
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Other Location Info
Siskiyou County on State Route 96 from post mile 40.43 - 40.57
Other Information
Happy Camp

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Existing Facilities, Section 15301, Class 1B
Reasons for Exemption
The California Department of Transportation has determined the project to be categorically exempt in accordance with Section 15301 (Existing Facilities), Class 1 (Operation, repair, maintenance, permitting, leasing, licensing, or minor alteration of existing public or private structures, facilities, mechanical equipment, or topographical features, involving negligible or no expansion of use beyond that existing at the time of the lead agency’s determination), Subclass (b)—Maintenance of existing utilities used to provide electrical power. The project would have no significant effect on the environment.


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