Rogers Peak Multi-Use Instrumentation and Communication Facility EA
The National Park Service (NPS) prepared this Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the Rogers Peak Multi-Use Instrumentation and Communication Facility Environmental Assessment (EA) at Death Valley National Park.
The National Park Service has selected Alternative 2: Proposed Action as the alternative for
implementation because it best meets the purpose of, and need for, action without causing
significant impacts on Park resources. Under the selected alternative, new infrastructure will be
constructed on Rogers Peak and some infrastructure will be removed.
US Navy Radome. The US Navy will build a 28-foot-diameter radome containing a telemetry antenna. The radome will be mounted on a support structure located on the eastern side of Rogers Peak. The combined height of the radome and support structure will be no higher than 60 feet. The support structure will contain a generator, batteries, and communications equipment for the US Navy, US Air Force, Bureau of Land Management, and National Park Service.
AT&T Tower. An AT&T tower will be constructed on the north side of Rogers Peak. It will be up to 99 feet tall and will not have, nor will it require, obstruction lighting. A 12 x 25-foot communications building, a solar array, generator, and two propane tanks will also be installed near the tower. The site will tie into the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) system.
GX2 Technology Infrastructure. GX2 Technology, a private connectivity services company, will collocate a microwave dish on AT&T's tower to increase AT&T's bandwidth across its communication systems in Death Valley.
Mitigation specified in the FONSI will be incorporated as permit conditions for special use permits for construction and right-of-way permits for operation and maintenance of these facilities.
12/14/2018 - 02/25/2019
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