Arnold Fire Station PG&E Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE)
Document Title
Arnold Fire Station PG&E Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
In coordination with CAL FIRE, PG&E proposes to underground the power line located on 2517 Hwy 4. The CAL FIRE parcel is a mix of mixed conifer and urban environment, including buildings to support CalFire activities, as well as landscaped and natural vegetation. Within CAL FIRE property, PG&E will underground approximately 0.10 miles of electric distribution facilities, replace approximately 385 feet of existing underground conductor, and remove approximately 0.22 mile of overhead service line and associated distribution poles, anchors, and hardware. Trenching for the new underground conductor will follow a new alignment, be no more than 2 feet wide, and may be as narrow as 7 inches, with a depth of 3 to 4 feet. The PG&E electric facilities will consist of underground conduit for electric distribution lines and associated boxes. A pad-mounted transformer, pad-mounted interrupter, and retaining wall will be installed. Two Cedar trees and 10 units of brush will be removed as part of the project work occurring on or proximal to land managed by CAL FIRE.

Contact Information

Christina Snow
Agency Name
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection
Job Title
Senior Environmental Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Northern California
Cross Streets
Lakemont Drive
State Highways
Highway 4
Moran Creek

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 4, California Code of Regulations, Title 14, Section 15304 Minor Alterations to Land
Reasons for Exemption
The project involves undergrounding PG&E lines. Minor removal of vegetation will occur and trench will be backfilled. No impacts will occur to sensitive plant or animal species.


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