Verizon Wireless Proposed Cellular Communications Facility, Point Reyes Hill
Verizon Wireless has submitted an application to the National Park Service (NPS) for a ten (10) year right-of-way permit to install, operate, and maintain a wireless telecommunications tower and support structure in an area zoned "Radio Range Station" on Point Reyes Hill within Point Reyes National Seashore (PRNS). The NPS will evaluate the application in accordance with the Telecommunications Act of 1996 and other applicable laws, regulations and policies. The NPS is beginning the required National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) environmental review process to examine alternatives and determine potential impacts of the project on the environment. The NPS anticipates that an Environmental Assessment (EA) will be the appropriate NEPA document for this proposal.
The NPS is now in the initial stage of the NEPA review process called the scoping period. During this 45-day scoping period, the NPS is soliciting comments from the public and other agencies on the range of issues, potential environmental impacts and alternatives to the proposal that should be considered in the EA. The responses received contribute to the development of the "scope" or breadth of the forthcoming EA.
To find out more about Verizon's proposal and how to comment during the scoping period, click the "Document List" link on the left side of this page and download the letter from the PRNS Superintendent describing the proposed wireless communication facility and information on submitting comments.
Please submit your comments before the end of the scoping period at midnight, Wednesday, August 7, 2013.
To comment on the proposal select "Open for Comment" on the left side of this page or mail written comments to: "Verizon Wireless Proposal c/o Superintendent, Point Reyes National Seashore, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956."
Comments may be hand delivered to the Seashore Headquarters at 1 Bear Valley Road, Point Reyes Station during office hours Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
John Dell'Oso: 415-464-5135