Telecommunications Equipment 5G Upgrade by AT&T at Shelter Island


SCH Number
Public Agency
San Diego Unified Port District
Document Title
Telecommunications Equipment 5G Upgrade by AT&T at Shelter Island
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Present Land Use
Harbor Services
Document Description
The proposed project would involve cellular equipment 5G upgrades to an existing monopine and ground equipment by DePratti Inc. on behalf of AT&T (Applicant) in the City of San Diego, California. Work to specifically complete the proposed project would involve modifications to an existing monopine including the following: removal and replacement of three (3) panel antennas and six (6) Remote Radio Units (RRU); monopine foliage removed for construction would be replaced for concealment of telecommunications equipment post-construction. Improvements to the ground equipment would include installation of a baseband unit and mount to the existing telecommunications equipment frame within the equipment room. Construction of the proposed project is anticipated to occur in Winter 2020 and would take approximately six weeks to complete. Construction equipment would be staged at three (3) parking spaces adjacent to the site for the duration of construction. Due to its nature and limited scope, construction of the proposed project would generate a minor amount of vehicle trips and would require limited use of equipment. Therefore, significant impacts related to air quality, greenhouse gas emissions, and transportation and traffic are not anticipated to occur. Furthermore, the Applicant would be responsible for complying with all applicable federal, state, and local laws regarding construction demolition debris, hazards and hazardous materials, and stormwater. The proposed project would also include a Right of Entry (ROE) to the Applicant to enter certain properties located in the City of San Diego, California. The area proposed for use under this ROE would be used by the Applicant and their authorized agent(s) and contractor(s) for the purpose of a laydown area for the use of storing materials, equipment and machinery, as well as ingress and egress in support of those activities.

Contact Information

Michael Paul
Agency Name
San Diego Unified Port District
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
Contact Types
Project Applicant


San Diego
San Diego
Other Location Info
1407 Shelter Island Drive, San Diego, CA 92106

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Existing Facilities (SG § 15301) (Class 1), and Replacement or Reconstruction (SG § 15302) (Class 2)
Reasons for Exemption
The proposed project is determined to be Categorically Exempt pursuant to California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines Sections 15301 (Existing Facilities) and 15302 (Replacement or Reconstruction) and Sections 3.a. and 3.b. of the District’s Guidelines for Compliance with CEQA because it consists of a ROE for staging of equipment and machinery, replacement of existing antennas and RRU’s on an existing monopine, minor improvements inside an existing equipment structure, and would involve negligible expansion of use beyond that previously existing, would not result in a significant cumulative impact due to the continuation of the existing use, would be located on the same site as the structures replaced, and would have substantially the same purpose and capacity.


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