Furnace Creek Ranch Telecommunications Plan

Summary

SCH Number
2010011025
Lead Agency
Inyo County
Document Title
Furnace Creek Ranch Telecommunications Plan
Document Type
NEG - Negative Declaration
Received

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

(760) 878-0265

Location

Counties
Inyo
Cross Streets
State Hwy 190 & Badwater Rd
Zip
92328
Total Acres
80
Parcel #
41-280-02
State Highways
190
Airports
Death Valley
Township
27N
Range
1E
Section
21
Base
MDB&M
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
Other Action Use Permit Other Action: telecomm. plan
Reviewing Agencies
Native American Heritage Commission California Department of Parks and Recreation California Highway Patrol Caltrans, District 9 Caltrans, Division of Aeronautics Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 6 (Inyo & Mono Region) Department of Toxic Substances Control Department of Water Resources Office of Historic Preservation Regional Water Quality Control Bd., Region 6 (Victorville) Resources Agency
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