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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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  • 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

  • January 16, 2013

    Western's Power Marketing Operations Center New Fiber Optic Cable Installation
    CX(s) Applied: B1.31, B2.2, B4.7
    Date: 01/16/2013
    Location(s): Colorado
    Offices(s): Western Area Power Administration-Rocky Mountain Region

  • November 19, 2012

    Communications, Computing, and Data Processing Activities
    CX(s) Applied: B1.7, B4.7
    Date: 11/19/2012
    Location(s): Tennessee, California, California, Virginia
    Offices(s): Oak Ridge Office

  • October 16, 2012

    Idaho Falls Power - Willow Creek Building Conduit Installation
    CX(s) Applied: B4.7
    Date: 10/16/2012
    Location(s): Idaho
    Offices(s): Nuclear Energy

  • September 19, 2012

    Respond to the Town of Eatonville’s Land Use Review Request (LURR)
    CX(s) Applied: B4.7
    Date: 09/19/2012
    Location(s): Washington
    Offices(s): Bonneville Power Administration

  • August 9, 2012

    AT&T Fiber Addition North Bonneville-Ross No. 2
    CX(s) Applied: B4.7
    Date: 08/09/2012
    Location(s): Washington
    Offices(s): Bonneville Power Administration

  • July 13, 2012

    South Tacoma-Frederickson Fiber Project (Update)
    CX(s) Applied: B4.7
    Date: 07/13/2012
    Location(s): Washington
    Offices(s): Bonneville Power Administration

  • June 28, 2012

    Lancaster Line and Load Project
    CX(s) Applied: B4.6, B4.7
    Date: 06/28/2012
    Location(s): Idaho
    Offices(s): Bonneville Power Administration

  • June 20, 2012

    Fiber Optic Installation at the Stegall 230 Kilovolt Substation Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska
    CX(s) Applied: B4.7
    Date: 06/20/2012
    Location(s): Nebraska
    Offices(s): Western Area Power Administration-Rocky Mountain Region

  • June 13, 2012

    Utility Corridor Extension
    CX(s) Applied: B4.7, B4.11, B5.2, B5.5
    Date: 06/13/2012
    Location(s): Pennsylvania
    Offices(s): Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program, Bettis Site

  • May 31, 2012

    Infrastructure Demolition, Replacement, and Related Activities at the Weldon Spring, Missouri, Site
    CX(s) Applied: B1.3, B1.7, B1.15, B1.23, B1.24, B1.26, B1.36, B3.1, B4.7
    Date: 05/31/2012
    Location(s): Missouri
    Offices(s): Legacy Management

  • November 28, 2011

    Minor Road and Utility Operations
    CX(s) Applied: B1.3, B1.7, B1.13, B1.32, B4.7
    Date: 11/28/2011
    Location(s): Washington
    Offices(s): Science, Pacific Northwest Site Office

  • September 15, 2011

    Maxwell - O'Banion Optical Ground Wire
    CX(s) Applied: B1.7, B4.6, B4.7, B4.11
    Date: 09/15/2011
    Location(s): Sutter County, California
    Office(s): Western Area Power Administration-Sierra Nevada Region, National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • August 30, 2011

    Ross Complex Fiber Optic Cable Install by Comcast Communications
    CX(s) Applied: B4.7
    Date: 08/30/2011
    Location(s): Vancouver, Washington
    Office(s): Bonneville Power Administration