Lease for the Sheriff’s Department, Boucher Hill Communication Site


SCH Number
Public Agency
San Diego County
Document Title
Lease for the Sheriff’s Department, Boucher Hill Communication Site
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The Lease would allow for the continued use of a vault area of approximately twenty (20) square feet for five (5) communications vault rack spaces (#21, 22, 23, 24 and 25) and sixteen (16) square feet of floor space for a battery plant and charger together with six (6) antenna spaces (#7, 9, 25, 26, 42 and 49)consisting of four (4) OMNI and one (1) 3’ MICROWAVE and one (1) 4’ MICROWAVE antennas situated on the State’s tower for public safety and emergency first responder communications support. The term of the lease will commence March 1, 2024 and terminate February 28, 2034. There are no improvements associated with this project.

Contact Information

Marcus Lubich
Agency Name
San Diego County Department of General Services
Job Title
Project Manager
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant


Unincorporated community
San Diego
Cross Streets
Nate Harrison Grade and State Park Road
Total Acres
Parcel #

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 4, California Code of Regulations, Title 14, Section 15301
Reasons for Exemption
The Lease agreement between the County of San Diego and the Sheriff’s Department is categorically exempt from CEQA pursuant to Section 15301: Existing Facilities as it involves replacing communications equipment on an existing tower. The Lease would replace an expired lease at the same site and allow for the continuation of an existing use of an existing facility that would have no permanent effects on the environment and does not involve the expansion or change of the existing use. Additionally, the project will not impact environmental resources of hazardous or critical concern that are designated, precisely mapped and officially adopted by government agencies; does not contribute to cumulative environmental impact; will not have a significant impact on the environment due to unusual circumstances; does not damage scenic resources within a designated state scenic highway; and is not on the list of Hazardous Waste and Substance Sites pursuant to Section 65962.5 of the Government Code.
County Clerk
San Diego


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