Ralph's Ranchers (American Tower Corp) (Mud Lake Site) Use Permit (UP-01-55)
NEG - Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Undeveloped and used as Timber Production; TPZ (Timber Production);
Butte Creek Deer Winter Range, Excessive Slope Area, the High Wildlife Hazard Area, Prime Agricultural Soils Area, Woodland Productivity Area and an area of High Shrink-Swell Behavior soils.
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 3 panel antenna arrays, 2 paging whip antennas, 2 microwave dishes and ground space for up to four equipment shelters. All the facilities would be within the 10,000 square foot (100 feet x 100 feet) fenced lease area on the site. At build-out, four sets of antennas would be mounted at specific intervals between 120 feet and 150 feet on the tower. No propane tank or generator is proposed. The applicants propose to install a motion activated light on the tower structure. Only one low-wattage, manually controlled light would be allowed on each equipment shelter.
Aesthetics, Air Quality, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Geology/Soils, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, 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 Department of Transportation, District 2 (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Planning (DOT), California Highway Patrol, 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), Department of Housing and Community Development, Office of Historic Preservation, Resources Agency
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