Wireless Facility Utility Separation Requirements (PLNG24-006)


SCH Number
Public Agency
City of Elk Grove
Document Title
Wireless Facility Utility Separation Requirements (PLNG24-006)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The Project consists of an amendment to Section 23.94.050.A.7 of the City’s Municipal Code (part of Title 23 of the Code, which is referred to as the Zoning Code) to require 10 feet of clearance between a wireless antenna and any power lines when the wireless antenna is not integrated with a utility tower or facility. Existing code requires 10 feet of horizontal separation. The revision would delete the word “horizontal” from the Code, thereby requiring a uniform 10-foot separation, measured as a radius around the utility line.

Contact Information

Christopher Jordan
Agency Name
City of Elk Grove
Job Title
Senior Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Elk Grove
Cross Streets

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Section 15301 and 15303
Reasons for Exemption
The proposed Project is exempt from CEQA under CEQA Guidelines Sections 15183 (Projects Consistent with a Community Plan, General Plan, or Zoning), 15301 (Minor Alteration to Existing Facilities), and 15303 (New Construction or Conversion of Small Structures). The proposed amendments to the Elk Grove Municipal Code modify the separation requirements for wireless telecommunication facilities from other utilities while maintaining overall safety for the community and utility providers. This action is consistent with the policies of the General Plan, for which an EIR was certified (SCH # 2017062058). Additionally, small cell wireless facilities qualify as minor alterations to existing structures and as new small structures as defined in CEQA. As such, the proposed amendments qualify for exemptions from CEQA and no further analysis is required
County Clerk


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