2017 Paradise Cellular Environmental Assesment
The National Park Service (NPS) has prepared an Environmental Assessment that considers the issuance of right-of-way permits to Verizon Wireless, T-Mobile and AT&T that would allow co-location of a limited range Wireless Communications Facility (WCF) in the Paradise area, Mount Rainier National Park, Pierce County, Washington. The NPS is required by the Telecommunications Act of 1996 to consider all applications for the installation of wireless communication facilities on NPS lands.
This Environmental Assessment (EA) evaluates two alternatives: a no action alternative and an action alternative. Under the no action alternative, cellular service would not be provided at Paradise. The proposed action alternative would include installation of supporting equipment in the east and west attics of the Paradise Visitor Center with antennas mounted and concealed behind the outside panels on the gable ends of the building. Fiberglass panels on the exterior would mask the antennas. The purpose of the facility would be to provide year-round cellular service to the Paradise developed area.
Mount Rainier National Park invites you to provide comments on the Paradise Cellular Environmental Assessment. Comments that provide corrections or suggestions to improve the alternatives or the environmental analysis would be most helpful.
Please comment online using this website and clicking on "Document List" on the left sidebar, or mail comments to:
Superintendent, Mount Rainier National Park
55210 238th Ave East
Ashford, WA 98304
This EA will be available for public review and comment for 45 days ending July 19, 2017.
Randy King,Tracy Swartout (360-569-6510)
Karen Thompson (360-569-6507)