2 Broadband Incorporation through Encroachment Permits – How to Apply Per the California Streets and Highways Code , Caltrans has the authority to issue encroachment permits to an applicant if the work is conducted in accordance with plans and specifications approved by the Department.
3 A NEW Encroachment Permit application was created in order to streamline and expedite Broadband facility installation. The new application, titled “Broadband Facility Installation and Use Request Application”, may be accessed at: Broadband Incorporation through Encroachment Permits – How to Apply
4 Where to Apply? At the Appropriate District Permit Office Applicants should provide the following Project location, description, plans, permit fees
5 Applicant submits a complete application package Encroachment Permits Office and Functional Units review application package Applicant addresses needed revision(s) Comment letter is sent YES NO Broadband Encroachment Permit Process Encroachment Permits Office compiles comments Issue Encroachment Permit Can it be Approved?
6 Broadband Facility Conflict Resolution Process Complete Broadband Installation Application package is received District Permits Office (DPO) reviews package and works with applicant to approve within 40 days Issue Encroachment Permit If DPO cannot approve, then Denial is issued with reasons and the District Director (DD) is notified Applicant has discretion to resolve conflict through informal meeting with the DPO Dispute Resolution package sent to DD for reconsideration. DD works with applicant to resolve conflict and responds within21days Issue Encroachment Permit Close files within 30 days DD sends appeal package and reasons for denial to applicant. Notifies HQ Applicant submits formal appeal with package re-submittal To Caltrans Director, who responds within 60 days. Issue Encroachment Permit. Broadband Resolution Committee makes recommendation to Director Approved Denied Request for recon- sideration Approved Denied Appealed Denied Not Appealed Approved Close files
7 California Broadband Initiative and Executive Order S Eliminated Occupancy Fees – in 2006 Established new fee structure – in 2007 Developed special application for Broadband Facility Installation (Encroachment Permit Application) – in 2008
8 California Broadband Initiative and Executive Order S Regulations streamlining the Encroachment Permit Process were prepared and sent to OAL (in process) Regulations for Conflict Resolution were prepared and sent to OAL (in process)
9 Broadband Regulations and Goals Conflict Resolution Timeline was reduced Established a Departmental goal to expedite the review and approval of Broadband Encroachment Permit Applications to within 40 days Established Broadband Dispute Resolution Committee (BDRC)
10 Who do you talk to at Caltrans? Contacts – District Permit Engineers District 1 – John Carson (707) District 2 – Stacey Barnes (530) District 3 – Julio Elvir(530) District 4 – Michael Condie (510) District 5 – Steve Senet(805) District 6 – Benjamin Camarena(559) District 7 – Zoe Yue(213) District 8 – Richard Goh(909) District 9 – Terry Erlwein(760) District 10 – Nelson Magsayo(209) District 11 – John M. Markey(619) District 12 – Mory Mohtashami(949)
11 Caltrans’ Own System Caltrans developed its own system and installed fiber optic network to feed information into the Traffic Management Centers (TMCs) for traffic/incident monitoring and response. Caltrans system exists in urbanized areas
12 Caltrans’ Fiber Optic Network Existing 738 miles In Construction 145 miles Programmed 119 miles Proposed1,563 miles Build-out2,564 miles