Monopole Telecommunications Facility Use Permit (UP23-0010/Harmoni Towers)


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Butte County
Document Title
Monopole Telecommunications Facility Use Permit (UP23-0010/Harmoni Towers)
Document Type
NEG - Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Rural Residential / RR-5; AO-C (Airport Overlay C Compatibility Zone)
Document Description
With approval of a Use Permit, the applicant, Harmoni Towers, would construct a new unmanned wireless communications monopole, 80’ in height with six (6) 8-foot antennas attached, and one remote radio unit. The project includes (2) ground mounted radio cabinets on a reinforced concrete pad; a fiber vault and a multimeter utility service mounted on an H-frame within a 50’ X 50’ lease area contained within a 6-foot high chain link fence with a 12-foot wide access gate. A new 25 kW generator and 240-gallon diesel fuel tank will be installed in a 5’x10’ raised concrete pad. All pervious area would be covered with gravel over a weed barrier. The site would be accessed from 16th Street via an existing unpaved access driveway along the eastern side of the property. The facility will be un-staffed, and once in operation will generate approximately one vehicle trip per quarter for routine maintenance and inspections. Per the noise study, the generator would be tested for approximately 15 minutes per week. The project is proposed for construction in late 2024. This will be part of an existing wireless network, but no other incremental activity is associated with this application. Up to two additional carriers could co-located on the monopole. Future colocation by other carriers will occur as dictated by carrier needs, and those projects would occur under future permits from the County.

Contact Information

Tristan White
Agency Name
Butte County Development Services
Job Title
Assistant Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Countywide, Unincorporated
Cross Streets
16th Street & Grand Avenue
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
Hwy 70

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2 (CDFW), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC), California Department of Transportation, District 3 (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Planning (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Redding Region 5 (RWQCB), Central Valley Flood Protection Board, Office of Historic Preservation
Development Types
Other (Telecommunications)
Local Actions
Use Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mandatory Findings of Significance, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End


Draft Environmental Document [Draft IS, NOI_NOA_Public notices, OPR Summary Form, Appx,]
Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form

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