Geotechnical Testing - Nine Communication Tower Sites


SCH Number
Lead Agency
General Services, Department of (Department of General Services)
Document Title
Geotechnical Testing - Nine Communication Tower Sites
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
Limited geotechnical sampling consisting of 1-2 shallow drill holes will be conducted within the area planned for new facilities at nine existing state telecommunications sites. These surveys will examine the soil's engineering qualities for building and tower foundations. Information from these samples is necessary to facilitate schematic design of the foundations and structural systems of the new towers and vaults. Schematic design plans are needed to complete the environmental review process for these nine sites.

Contact Information
Brian E. Wilkinson
Department of General Services
707 Third Street
West Sacramento, CA 95605

Phone : (916) 376-1603


Fresno Lassen Mariposa San Luis Obispo Tulare
Other Location Info
Big Valley Mountain and Likely Mountain sites, Mt. Bullion site, Joaquin Ridge and Bear Mountain sites, Mt. Lowe site, Blue Ridge site, and Boucher Hill site (Palomar Mountain State Park) and Cuyamaca site (Cuyamaca Rancho State Park).

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Section 15301
Reasons for Exemption
The geotechnical sampling will involve minor, short-term disturbance at the nine tower and vault sites; these sites already have access and are in use as communication facilities. The areas where the geotechnical investigations will occur are all highly disturbed and have minimal vegetation (e.g., roads, parking areas, previously graded areas, materials storage areas, etc.). Each has been surveyed to assure sensitive resources are avoided. All test holes will be backfilled and compacted upon completion of the sampling. Standard erosion control measures will be implemented at each site to minimize sediment transport.

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