Consent to Use Permit — Fiber Optic Project
Environmental Assessment

The Bureau of Reclamation has released the Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact to issue a Consent to Use Permit to the Zayo Group for installing a fiber-optic cable line routed across federal land. A Consent to Use Permit is required to install, operate, and maintain the portion of the fiber optic line that crosses federal land. The Zayo Group, a company that provides bandwidth infrastructure services, plans to install approximately 200 miles of fiber optic cable from Ellensburg in eastern Washington to Umatilla in eastern Oregon. The large number of irrigation canals that crisscross this region fall under the jurisdiction of Reclamation.

04/2016 Consent to Use Permit Fiber Optic Project, Eastern Washington & Oregon, Environmental Assessment and FONSI PDF 11 mb


Mike Lesky
(509) 754-0205

Bureau of Reclamation
Ephrata Field Office
PO Box 815
Ephrata, WA 98823

Last Updated: 5/22/20