Santa Barbara Island Closed Due to Storm Damage
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San Miguel Island Closure
In the interest of public safety, the U.S. Navy is closing San Miguel Island until further notice due to recent concerns of possible unexploded ordnance. 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 only reptile found on Santa Barbara Island is the endemic and threatened island night lizard. These lizards can live up to 20 years or more, but once established in a territory generally remain within a 3-meter radius their entire life.