Channel Islands Telecommunication Project

3 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Public Utilities Commission, California (California Public Utilities Commission)
Document Title
Channel Islands Telecommunication Project
Document Type
JD - Joint Document
Present Land Use
Not applicable - project is located on lands operated and managed by NPS and U.S. Navy

Document Description
Note: MND/EA The CITC is proposing to install the cellular telecommunication infrastructure at 17 project locations on the five islands: Anacapa Island; San Miguel Island, Santa Barbara Island, Santa Cruz Island, and Santa Rosa Island that make up the Channel Islands National Park. The proposed project is needed because NPS staff currently has limited ability to communicate between locations on the Channel Islands and with personnel and other contact points on the mainland. The islands have a very high frequency (VHF) radio system that allows communication among radio-equipped ranger stations on the five islands. There is also satellite internet service at some ranger stations that allows secure access to government internet provider (IP) addresses on the mainland. NPS personnel also possess cellular telephones; however, cellular service is unreliable because the islands are at the outer limit of the cellular service area. As such, the location of the islands makes cellular telephone service unreliable on some parts of the islands and wholly absent on others. Recreational visitors to the island have no land line telephone access and little to no cellular telephone reception. The proposed project would provide cellular telephone service at all ranger stations, fire stations, campground sites, residences, and runways on the five islands, as well as at all portions of the islands within an approximately 0.5 mile radius of each of the 17 proposed facility locations. The new service is intended to be consistent and reliable, with a reliability of 99.99999 percent, meaning that service will be available at these locations 99.99999 percent o the time.

Contact Information
Jensen Uchida
California Public Utilities Commission
505 Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94102

Phone : (415) 703-5484


Santa Barbara Ventura
Cross Streets
The project is located on 15 sites within the Channel Islands National Parks
State Highways
3 non-public NPS airstrips

Notice of Completion

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Development Type
Other (Infrastructure - wireless telecommunication facilities)
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Agricultural Land Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Coastal Zone Drainage/Absorption Flood Plain/Flooding Forest Land/Fire Hazard Geologic/Seismic Minerals Noise Population/Housing Balance Public Services Recreation/Parks Schools/Universities Septic System Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Solid Waste Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation Vegetation Water Quality Water Supply Wetland/Riparian Growth Inducing Land Use Cumulative Effects Other Other Issues: GreenHouse Gas
Reviewing Agencies
California Coastal Commission California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of State Parks, Division of Boating and Waterways California Department of Transportation, District 5 California Highway Patrol California State Lands Commission Caltrans, Division of Aeronautics Department of Water Resources Office of Historic Preservation Resources Agency State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality California Native American Heritage Commission

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