Final Proponent's Environmental Assessment for the Williams Communications, Inc. Fiber Optic Cable System Installation Project - California Network
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Expanded Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration
for the Williams Communications, Inc. Fiber Optic Cable System
Installation Project - California Network

List of Acronyms and Abbreviations

ADDS all-dialect self-supporting

APCD Air Pollution Control District

APE area of potential effects

AQMD Air Quality Management District

ARB California Air Resources Board

AST aboveground storage tanks

BART Bay Area Rapid Transit District

BLM U.S. Bureau of Land Management

CAAQS California ambient air quality standards

Caltrans California Department of Transportation

CCAA California Clean Air Act

CEQA California Environmental Quality Act

CESA California Endangered Species Act

CFR Code of Federal Regulations

CNAHC California Native American Heritage Commission

CNPS California Native Plant Society

CO carbon monoxide

Corps U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

CPCN Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity

CPUC California Public Utilities Commission

CRHR California Register of Historical Resources

dBA A-weighted decibel

DFG California Department of Fish and Game

DHS California Department of Health Services

EPA U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

ESA Endangered Species Act

ESU evolutionarily significant unit

FCAA Federal Clean Air Act

FCC Federal Communications Commission

HCP habitat conservation plan

hp horsepower

HVAC heating, ventilating, and air conditioning

I-80 Interstate 80

IS/MND initial study/mitigated negative declaration

ITE Institute of Transportation Engineers

KMEP Kinder-Morgan Energy Partners

L50 sound level equalled or exceeded 50 percent of the time

Ldn day-night level

LUST leaking underground storage tanks

mph miles per hour

MWD Metropolitan Water District

NAAQS national ambient air quality standards

NAGPRA Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act

NCCP Natural Communities Conservation Plan

NDDB Natural Diversity Data Base

NEPA National Environmental Policy Act

NHPA National Historic Preservation Act

NMFS National Marine Fisheries Service

NOx oxides of nitrogen

NPDES National Pollution Discharge Elimination System

NPL National Priority List

NPRR Northwestern Pacific Railroad

NRHP National Register of Historic Places

OP-AMP optical amplification

OPGW optical ground wire cable

OSHA Occupational Safety and Health Administration

PM10 particles 10 microns or less in diameter

PM2.5 particles 2.5 microns or less in diameter

ppm parts per million

RCRA Resource Conservation and Recovery Act

RHCA riparian habitat conservation area

ROG reactive organic gases

RWQCB regional water quality control board

SCL State equivalent CERCLIS list

SDCWA San Diego County Water Authority

SOx sulfate

SPL state equivalent priority list

SPRR Southern Pacific Railroad

SR State Route

SWLF solid waste landfills

SWPPP storm water pollution prevention plan

TRIS Toxic Release Inventory Database

TSD treatment, storage, disposal facilities

U.S. 101 U.S. Highway 101

UPRR Union Pacific Railroad

USFS U.S. Forest Service

USFWS U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

USGS U.S. Geological Service

UST underground storage tanks

VELB valley elderberry longhorn beetle

Williams Williams Communications, Inc.

WQS water quality standards

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