TD1750719 and TD1750720 Power Plant Tioga Pole Replacement


SCH Number
Public Agency
State Water Resources Control Board
Document Title
TD1750719 and TD1750720 Power Plant Tioga Pole Replacement
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The proposed project involves removing and replacing four (4) wood H-frame transmission poles (Structures 1882209E/1882210E and 1882211E/1882212E). The new wooden poles will be set by truck within 3 feet northwest of the old poles. Each pole will potentially be set in up to 36-inch diameter (up to 9 feet deep, flush with the ground) cardboard Sonotubes, and excavated up to 42 inches in diameter. Temporary impacts to WOS will result from construction access and equipment staging. Based on the project design and description, no permanent impacts to jurisdictional resources are anticipated.

Contact Information

Tiffany Steinert
Agency Name
Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board
Job Title
Engineering Geologist
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Lee Vining
Southern California
Other Location Info
The project site is located approximately 4 miles southwest of Mono Lake, approximately 3.6 miles west of the census-designated place Lee Vining, Mono County.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301, Existing Facilities
Reasons for Exemption
The Water Board finds this Project to be categorically exempt from California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), pursuant to CCR, title 14, section 15301, Existing Facilities, for the replacement of an existing electric utility pole involving negligible or no expansion of use.


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