CAL FIRE Banner Mountain Communications Tower 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

(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
Cumulative Effects Landuse Wetland/Riparian Water Supply Water Quality Vegetation Traffic/Circulation Toxic/Hazardous Solid Waste Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Schools/Universities Recreation/Parks Public Services Population/Housing Balance Noise Minerals Geologic/Seismic Forest Land/Fire Hazard Flood Plain/Flooding Drainage/Absorption Biological Resources Archaeologic-Historic Air Quality Agricultural Land Aesthetic/Visual
Reviewing Agencies
Regional Water Quality Control Bd., Region 5 (Sacramento) Air Resources Board, Transportation Projects Cal Fire California Department of Parks and Recreation California Public Utilities Commission Caltrans, District 3 N 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


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