Radio Tower & Equipment Vault, California State Prison - Corcoran


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR)
Document Title
Radio Tower & Equipment Vault, California State Prison - Corcoran
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The project includes a radio communications system with the required infrastructure to support a new radio tower, associated radio equipment, a new radio communications vault and security fencing to surround both the tower and vault. The vault will include electrical, network and climate control capabilities, connection to emergency backup power, and an interruptible power supply. The vault will also be equipped with wireless monitoring with smoke and intrusion detection systems. The project will include a lightning dissipation system for the tower structure as well as radial grounding conductor system for inside the vault structure. The system will also require an emergency diesel back-up generator with self-contained fuel tank with a continuous leak detection system. The radio tower and vault are considered essential services. The structures will be designed to support emergency communication networks, should the need arise in the future. Work will occur within previously disturbed areas that are not considered environmentally and/or historically significant.

Contact Information

Peter J Connelly, Jr
Agency Name
California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
Job Title
Environmental Planning Branch Chief
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Countywide, Southern California
Cross Streets
King Avenue and Paris Avenue
Total Acres
State Highways
Sate Route 43
Union Pacific
Tule River

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 3, New Construction, (14 CCR §15303)
Reasons for Exemption
The project site’s location does not include any environmental feature indicating that it is sensitive, nor is the project site listed on any governmental list of sites with a prior release of hazardous materials. For these reasons, the project is declared to be categorically exempt from the requirement for preparing an environmental document.


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