Thamar Wherritt/American Tower Corporation Use Permit
NEG - Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
High Soils Erosion Hazard Area, the High Wildfire Hazard Area, and the Woodland Productivity Area.
Timberland Production Zone (TPZ)
The applicants request approval for a Use Permit to construct an unstaffed wireless communications site. American Tower Corporation builds wireless communications towers and leases antenna space to carriers. The proposed project includes constructing a single 150-foot high metal lattice tower that would support 12 panel antennas, and up to five equipment shelters. All the facilities would be within the 10,000 square foot (80 feet x 125 feet) fenced lease area on the site. At build-out, four sets of antennas would be mounted at intervals between 104 feet and 150 feet on the tower. A lightning rod would extend an additional eight feet above the top of the 150-foot tower. No microwave antennas would be installed at the site. The project also includes minor grading to improve the existing access road, and installing underground electrical. The project also includes inor grading to improve the existing access road, and installing underground electrical power lines within the roadbed from Timber Hills Drive up the dirt road to the site. No propane tank or generator is proposed. Only one low-wattage, manually controlled light would be allowed on each equipment shelter. The facility would not be continuously lighted.
Aesthetics, Air Quality, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Noise, Public Services, Transportation, Wildfire, Wildlife
Cal Fire, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Northern and Eureka Region 1 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, North Coast Region 1 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Resources Agency, California Department of Transportation, District 2 (DOT)
Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Transportation, District 2 (DOT)
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