CHP Communications Facilities Replacement Projects, Colby Mountain


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Highway Patrol, California (California Highway Patrol)
Document Title
CHP Communications Facilities Replacement Projects, Colby Mountain
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
The proposed prject consists of replacing and upgrading a California Highway Patrol (CHP) communications facility located at the top of Colby Mountain at about a 6,000 foot elevation. The new facilities are needed to provide the essential communication system for the CHP. The project will construct a new telecommunication tower, an equipment/generator vault, a propane system, photovoltaic system, and supporting infrastructure. The photovoltaic system is necessary because there is no offsite power and the existing Thermal Electrical Generator is too small to meet the new power requirements. The new construction consists of a four leg self supporting 120 foot tower, a radio equipment vault constructed of concrete masonry units, and emergency generator with a new propane system, a photovoltaic array, and fencing.

Contact Information
Brian Wilkinson
California Highway Patrol
601 N 7th Street
Sacramento, CA 95811

Phone : (916) 375-1605



Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15302, 15303 - Class 2 & 3
Reasons for Exemption
The prject is located within the existing CHP telecommunications site and consists of the replacment of an exisitng utility facility with negligible expansion of use. There will be minimal ground disturbance due to construction activities and the ground surface will be restored.

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