Camino Altozano Wireless Communication Facility (Planning Application RSM 24-002)


SCH Number
Public Agency
City of Rancho Santa Margarita
Document Title
Camino Altozano Wireless Communication Facility (Planning Application RSM 24-002)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
A Conditional Use Permit to construct and operate a new wireless communication facility (WCF) attached to an existing Santa Margarita Water District water tank on a developed 0.83-acre site. The proposed WCF would consist of two antenna sectors mounted to the exterior sides of the water tank, with each antenna sector comprised of four antennas and four remote radio units. In addition, an existing at-grade equipment enclosure next to the water tank would be expanded to house a new emergency diesel generator and five equipment cabinets as part of the proposed WCF. A 36-inch tall meter pedestal would also be installed at the driveway to the property from Camino Altozano.

Contact Information

Derek Bingham
Agency Name
City of Rancho Santa Margarita
Job Title
Senior Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Rancho Santa Margarita
Southern California
Parcel #

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Section 15301 Class 1: Existing Facilities & Section 15303 Class 3: New Construction or Conversion of Small Structures
Reasons for Exemption
Pursuant to California Environment Quality Act (CEQA) Sections 15301 (Existing Facilities) and 15303 (New Construction or Conversion of Small Structures), the proposed project is exempt from CEQA under the Class 1 and Class 3 Categorical Exemptions since the project involves the construction and operation of a new WCF on an existing water tank that would not increase the existing water tank footprint beyond the existing area, and would involve the installation of small accessory structures and equipment. Furthermore, all necessary public services and facilities are already available to the proposed project site, and approval of the proposed project would not result in significant adverse effects relating to traffic, noise, air quality, or water quality.
County Clerk


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