CAL FIRE Banner Mountain Communications Tower Project

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Forestry and Fire Protection, Department of (Cal Fire)
Document Title
CAL FIRE Banner Mountain Communications Tower Project
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration

Document Description
CAL FIRE proposes to install a new 148-ft telecommunications tower with microwave dishes at the existing CAL FIRE Banner Mountain communications facility to support current microwave technology and decrease dependency and overloading of an existing communications tower at the site. The objective of the project is to upgrade/supplement CAL FIRE's telecommunications infrastructure with a new telecommunications tower to support the State's Public Safety Microwave Network (PSMN) and continue to provide an essential emergency communications linkage for CAL FIRE's fire protection and emergency response command and control throughout the area.

Contact Information
Terry Ash
Department of General Services
707 Third Street
West Sacramento, CA 95605

Phone : (916) 376-3824


39°14'44"N 120°57'56"W
Nevada City
Cross Streets
13986 Banner Mountain Lockout Rd
Total Acres
Little Deer Creek, Little Clipper Creek, and Wolf Creek

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Other (public safety microwave network communications tower)
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Agricultural Land Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Drainage/Absorption Flood Plain/Flooding Forest Land/Fire Hazard Geologic/Seismic Minerals Noise Population/Housing Balance Public Services Recreation/Parks Schools/Universities Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Solid Waste Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation Vegetation Water Quality Water Supply Wetland/Riparian Land Use Cumulative Effects
Reviewing Agencies
Air Resources Board, Transportation Projects Cal Fire California Department of Parks and Recreation California Public Utilities Commission Caltrans, District 3 Central Valley Flood Protection Board Department of Conservation Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 2 Department of General Services Department of Toxic Substances Control Native American Heritage Commission Office of Emergency Services, California Office of Historic Preservation Resources Agency Regional Water Quality Control Bd., Region 5 (Sacramento)


Environmental Document
Banner Mountain Communications Tower Project Draft IS-MND - Feb 2019   PDF 18233 K summary   PDF 60 K
NOC   PDF 817 K
State Comments
RWQCB Comment   PDF 508 K
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