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Categorical Exclusion Determinations: B4.7

Existing Regulations

B4.7: Fiber optic cable
Adding fiber optic cables to transmission facilities or burying fiber optic cable in existing powerline or pipeline rights-of-way. Covered actions may include associated vaults and pulling and tensioning sites outside of rights-of-way in nearby previously disturbed or developed areas.

Previous Regulations

Categorical Exclusion Determinations dated before November 14th, 2011 were issued under previous DOE NEPA regulations. See the Notice of Final Rulemaking (76 FR 63763, 10/13/2011) for information changes to this categorical exclusion.

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  • June 19, 2014

    Alcoa Digital Upgrade in Oregon and Washington
    CX(s) Applied: B4.7
    Date: 06/19/2014
    Location(s): Oregon, Washington
    Offices(s): Bonneville Power Administration

  • May 28, 2014

    Longview-Cowlitz Fiber Optic Cable Upgrade
    CX(s) Applied: B4.7
    Date: 05/28/2014
    Location(s): Washington
    Offices(s): Bonneville Power Administration

  • May 14, 2014

    Bell-Boundary Fiber Project (update to previous CX issued on 6/11/13)
    CX(s) Applied: B4.7
    Date: 05/14/2014
    Location(s): Washington
    Offices(s): Bonneville Power Administration

  • April 29, 2014

    Archer Substation Microwave Building Fiber Optic Installation
    CX(s) Applied: B4.7
    Date: 04/29/2014
    Location(s): Wyoming
    Offices(s): Western Area Power Administration-Rocky Mountain Region

  • April 21, 2014

    Burial of Overhead Fiber Optic Cable at Grand Coulee Radio Station
    CX(s) Applied: B4.7
    Date: 04/21/2014
    Location(s): Washington, Washington
    Offices(s): Bonneville Power Administration

  • February 10, 2014

    Cheyenne-Snowy Range 230-Kilovolt Central Rig Upgrade Eaglenet Communications Cable Interconnection
    CX(s) Applied: B4.7
    Date: 02/10/2014
    Location(s): Wyoming, Wyoming
    Offices(s): Western Area Power Administration-Rocky Mountain Region

  • January 27, 2014

    Fiber Installation at Snohomish, SnoKing and Murray Substations
    CX(s) Applied: B4.7
    Date: 01/27/2014
    Location(s): Washington
    Offices(s): Bonneville Power Administration

  • January 22, 2014

    Ellensburg-Moxee No. 1 Right-Of-Way (ROW) Geotechnical Exploration Between Structures 17/1-22/2
    CX(s) Applied: B4.7
    Date: 01/22/2014
    Location(s): Washington
    Offices(s): Bonneville Power Administration

  • January 17, 2014

    Franklin to Hatwai Fiber Project
    CX(s) Applied: B4.7
    Date: 01/17/2014
    Location(s): Washington, Washington, Washington, Idaho
    Offices(s): Bonneville Power Administration

  • January 15, 2014

    Ross Communication Tower Fiber Installation
    CX(s) Applied: B4.7
    Date: 01/15/2014
    Location(s): Washington
    Offices(s): Bonneville Power Administration

  • January 15, 2014

    Lightspeed Network's Fiber Installation near Pilot Butte Substation
    CX(s) Applied: B4.7
    Date: 01/15/2014
    Location(s): Oregon
    Offices(s): Bonneville Power Administration

  • January 6, 2014

    Longview-Cowlitz Fiber Optic Cable Upgrade
    CX(s) Applied: B4.7
    Date: 01/06/2014
    Location(s): Washington
    Offices(s): Bonneville Power Administration

  • December 31, 2013

    Happy Jack 230 Kilovolt Substation Fiber Optic Installation in Laramie County, Wyoming
    CX(s) Applied: B4.7
    Date: 12/31/2013
    Location(s): Wyoming
    Offices(s): Western Area Power Administration-Rocky Mountain Region

  • November 5, 2013

    Fiber Upgrades at Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) Teton Wireless Communication Site
    CX(s) Applied: B4.7
    Date: 11/05/2013
    Location(s): Wyoming
    Offices(s): Bonneville Power Administration

  • October 17, 2013

    Construction and Maintenance Activities at Existing Field Offices and Operation Centers
    CX(s) Applied: B1.3, B1.4, B1.11, B1.16, B1.17, B1.27, B1.31, B1.33, B1.34, B2.2, B2.3, B2.5, B4.7, B5.1, B5.16, B5.17, B5.23
    Date: 10/17/2013
    Location(s): CX: none
    Offices(s): Western Area Power Administration-Rocky Mountain Region

  • September 24, 2013

    Dixon Substation Fiber Optic Cable Installation
    CX(s) Applied: B4.7
    Date: 09/24/2013
    Location(s): Montana
    Offices(s): Bonneville Power Administration

  • September 13, 2013

    Bell-Boundary Fiber Project
    CX(s) Applied: B4.7
    Date: 09/13/2013
    Location(s): Washington, Washington
    Offices(s): Bonneville Power Administration

  • August 22, 2013

    Liberty-Parker Dam #2 230-Kilovolt Transmission Line, Optical Power Ground Wire Repair
    CX(s) Applied: B4.7
    Date: 08/22/2013
    Location(s): Arizona
    Offices(s): Western Area Power Administration-Desert Southwest Region

  • August 20, 2013

    Archer-Stegall 230-Kilovolt Fiber Optic Ground Wire Addition
    CX(s) Applied: B4.7
    Date: 08/20/2013
    Location(s): Nebraska, Nebraska
    Offices(s): Western Area Power Administration-Rocky Mountain Region

  • August 8, 2013

    Great Cut-McPhee 12.5-Kilovolt Fiber Optic Line Replacement
    CX(s) Applied: B1.3, B4.7
    Date: 08/08/2013
    Location(s): Colorado
    Offices(s): Western Area Power Administration-Rocky Mountain Region

  • July 3, 2013

    Cottonwood-Roseville Optical Groundwire Project
    CX(s) Applied: B4.6, B4.7, B4.11, B4.13
    Date: 07/03/2013
    Location(s): California
    Offices(s): Western Area Power Administration-Sierra Nevada Region

  • June 11, 2013

    Bell-Boundary Fiber Project
    CX(s) Applied: B4.7
    Date: 06/11/2013
    Location(s): Washington, Washington
    Offices(s): Bonneville Power Administration

  • May 21, 2013

    Eugene Substation Fiber Interconnection
    CX(s) Applied: B4.7
    Date: 05/21/2013
    Location(s): Oregon
    Offices(s): Bonneville Power Administration

  • May 16, 2013

    Davis Dam to Kingman Tap 69 Kilovolt Transmission Line, Overhead Optical Power Ground Wire Installation
    CX(s) Applied: B4.7
    Date: 05/16/2013
    Location(s): Arizona
    Offices(s): Western Area Power Administration-Desert Southwest Region

  • April 15, 2013

    Celilo Fiber System
    CX(s) Applied: B4.7
    Date: 04/15/2013
    Location(s): Oregon
    Offices(s): Bonneville Power Administration