Santa Barbara Island Closed Due to Storm Damage
Santa Barbara Island is closed to public access due to damage from the recent storms to the pier landing ladder. The closure will be in place until a new ladder can be fabricated and installed. The closure is expected to last over a month. More »
Public Closures on Santa Barbara Island
Certain Santa Barbara Island trails are closed to all public entry to proctect breeding populations of California brown pelicans. More »
Channel Islands Telecommunication Project Draft Initial Study/Environmental Assessment
As of 12/21/12, the proposed project is being reconsidered by the National Park Service. At this time it has not yet been determined whether a new or amended project proposal and National Environmental Policy Act document will be available for public review and comment.
The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), in cooperation with the National Park Service (NPS), has prepared a Draft Initial Study/Environmental Assessment (Draft IS/EA) to evaluate the Channel Island Telecommunication Company (CITC) application for the Channel Island Telecommunication Project (project). The application requires approval of a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (CPCN) from the CPUC and a right-of-way permit from the NPS. The Draft IS/EA has been prepared incompliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).
Public and Agency Comments
Ventura County Library
Santa Barbara County Central Library
Comments will be accepted through 4:30 p.m. on December 14, 2012. Any comments received after that date will not be included in the Final IS/EA. Please send your comments regarding the Draft IS/EA, with the name andaddress of an appropriate contact person, to:
California Public Utilities Commission
National Park Service
Did You Know?
The endemic island deer mouse is the only native terrestrial mammal common to all the Channel Islands and is larger than mainland deer mice. Densities of deer mice on the islands can be greater than anywhere else in the world. This makes you happy if you're an owl, but not if you're a camper.