Furnace Creek Ranch Telecommunications Plan


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Inyo County
Document Title
Furnace Creek Ranch Telecommunications Plan
Document Type
NEG - Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Resort/Commercial Recreation/Resort-Recreation

Document Description
A 60 ft wireless telecommunications monopole is proposed for a site on the Furnace Creek Ranch, which is resort property owned by Xanterra Resorts and is located in Death Valley immediately off State Highway 190, northwest of the intersection of State Highway 190 and Bad Water Road (APN 041-280-02; 486 Greenland Road, Furnace Creek). The monopole is proposed in order to provide wireless phone service to the area surrounding Furnace Creek Ranch. The only existing wireless coverage in Death Valley area is a solar-only analog - rather than digital - signal on Roger's Peak, the technology for which is largely obsolete. The monopole is a small "Lite Site"-type pole: the pole consists of modular/pre-engineered construction, uses an above-ground foundation with an approximate 10' X 10' footprint (Note: the site will be 20' X 20' when fencing is included), and can be disassembled and reused. The pole, however, can support use from only one carrier (i.e., no co-location, or multiple users, is possible). Commnet of Nevada will operate as a wholesale service provider, providing "roaming" cellular phone service for clients of all the major U.S. cellular carriers and over 130 international carriers.

Contact Information
Tanda Gretz
Inyo County Planning
P.O. Drawer L
Independence, CA 93526

Phone : (760) 878-0265


Cross Streets
State Hwy 190 & Badwater Rd
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
Death Valley
Other Location Info
City/Nearest Community: Furnace Creek

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Commercial (80 Acres) Other (cell tower)
Local Action
Use Permit Other Action Other Action: telecomm. plan
Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Inland Deserts Region 6 California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 9 California Highway Patrol California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Lahontan Victorville Region 6 Caltrans, Division of Aeronautics Department of Toxic Substances Control Department of Water Resources Office of Historic Preservation Resources Agency California Native American Heritage Commission

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at state.clearinghouse@opr.ca.gov or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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