Williams Communications, Inc. Fiber Optic Cable System Installation Project

Point Arena to Sacramento Route
Point Arena to Robbins Route

Environmental Review Documents

CEQA Compliance

On October 21, 1999, the CPUC approved the Williams original application for ten routes and issued a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity. In December 1999, Williams filed a Petition to Modify their application. This petition requested a major route change for the approved Point Arena to Robbins route and added a new route from Point Arena to Sacramento.

Pursuant to CEQA where subsequent changes are proposed in a project which will require important revisions of a previous Negative Declaration, the CPUC has prepared a Subsequent Initial Study/Draft Mitigated Negative Declaration (IS/DMND) on the two route changes. An IS/DMND describes a project and its potential impacts on the environment, and preliminarily concludes that any significant impacts that may result from the project can be either eliminated, or reduced to a level that is not significant, by the adoption and implementation of specified mitigation measures.

Environmental Documents

The CPUC has prepared a Subsequent Initial Study/Draft Mitigated Negative Declaration (IS/DMND)for the proposed project.  

Subsequent Initial Study/Draft Mitigated Negative Declaration 


The following are dates for important steps in the review process:

Notice of Availability         January 27-31, 2000

Draft Subsequent IS/MND         Feb. 1 -Mar. 1, 2000

Final Subsequent IS/MND published         Expected March 2000
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