Multi TD Contour Terrace-Campanula Pole Replacement and Installation Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Colorado River Basin Region 7 (RWQCB)
Document Title
Multi TD Contour Terrace-Campanula Pole Replacement and Installation Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The goal of the Project is to address operation and maintenance needs along the 25-kilovolt (kV) Campanula circuit. The Project involves power pole removal, replacement and/or installation at thirteen locations with a goal to maintain and upgrade existing facilities.

Contact Information

Logan Raub
Agency Name
CARWQCB - Colorado River Basin Region (R-7)
Job Title
Senior Environmental Scientist
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Yucca Valley
San Bernardino
Citywide, Countywide, Southern California
Total Acres
Other Location Info
The Project sites are located near the City of Yucca Valley, in San Bernardino County, California, 92284. Site Latitude Longitude S01 (Pole 4665313E) 34.193500; - 116.515601 S01 (Pole 1741372E) 34.192234; -116.514435 S01 (Pole 1741371E) 34.192858; -116.514431 S01 (Pole 4665314E) 34.193730; -116.516105 S01 (Pole 4667875E) 34.194053; -116.516789 S03 (Pole 1741176E) 34.196307; -116.505924 S04 (Pole 1741168E) 34.193445; -116.504382 S05 (Pole 5006639E) 34.200905; -116.502416 S06 (Pole 4999061E) 34.192800; -116.502162
Other Information
The Project includes the removal and replacement of four deteriorated wood poles with new wood poles, one deteriorated wood pole removal and replacement with a composite sectional pole, five new wood pole installations, two wood pole replacements with sectional composite poles along with anchor replacements, and one anchor replacement only. The poles will be set by truck from existing roads or will entail overland truck access. The area of ground disturbance, due to excavation, side casting and backfill, will be limited to a 10-foot buffer around each pole and anchor location with a general 25-foot temporary work area around each pole for the staging and operation of construction vehicles and equipment. Ground disturbance for new pole installations includes excavation by truck-mounted or handheld auger for the new pole holes measuring approximately 2-3 feet in diameter by 6-9 feet deep. Pole replacements will be within a 3-foot radius of the existing pole location, except for one which will be set approximately 72 feet south of its current location. The work area for two of the poles will be truncated to the northeast and southwest, respectively to avoid impacts to an adjacent drainage. Anchors will consist of a 10-foot-long anchor rod and a guy wire that connects the anchor rod to the pole. Standard anchor excavations include a 2-foot diameter hole at 8-10 feet in depth. Anchor work includes a 10-foot work area around the anchor location. The Project is expected to take one month to complete. Once completed all temporarily impacted areas will be restored to pre-project conditions.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
California Code of Regulations, Title 14, Sections 15301 & 15302
Reasons for Exemption
The proposed project involves power pole removal, replacement and/or installation with the goal to maintain and upgrade existing facilities.


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