Mount Lowe Communications Tower and Generator Replacement


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Forestry and Fire Protection, Department of (California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection)
Document Title
Mount Lowe Communications Tower and Generator Replacement
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
The proposed project consists of constructing a new 140 foot telecommunications tower, consisting of an 80 foot lattice, 40 foot monopole, and 20 foot pipe. This tower is needed to provide the essential emergency communications linkage for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection emergency response and fire protection command and control throughout the state.

Contact Information
Brian E. Wilkinson
Department of Forestry and Fire Protection
P.O. Box 944246
Sacramento, CA 94244-2460

Phone : (916) 376-1603


San Luis Obispo
San Luis Obispo

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Section 15301, 15302, 15304
Reasons for Exemption
The project would replace deteriorating and obsolete telecommunications equipment. The project will not expand or increase use of the site. The project should involve minor alterations to the land because the project has existing access for construction, it does not require disturbance of sensitive habitat, and the project will not substantially alter the scenic qualities of the mountain.

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