Death Valley National Park Environmental Assessment Complete for Commnet Cellular Tower at Stovepipe Wells

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Date: May 11, 2015

The National Park Service (NPS) has released a Finding of No Significant Impact document for a request for a Right-of-Way (ROW) permit to provide cellular telephone communications in the Stovepipe Wells area within Death Valley National Park (Park). The ROW permit will grant permission to Commnet of Nevada, LLC to construct infrastructure and components necessary to provide the service.

The FONSI document details key point of the Environmental Assessment which was released to the public in December 2014. The FONSI details the Park's Selected Alternative which is to grant the ROW permit and allow the construction of the infrastructure.

Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act and Council on Environmental Quality regulations, the NPS has released this FONSI to the public. The FONSI is available to download from the NPS Planning, Environment and Public Comment website:

The document (on disc or hard copy) may be obtained by contacting the park at 760-786-3227. Additionally, hard copies of the document are available at libraries within the Death Valley Area including: Pahrump, Amargosa Valley, Bishop, Independence, Lone Pine, and Ridgecrest.

As always you may direct communications regarding park planning activities in writing by mail or hand delivery to:

Park Superintendent

Death Valley National Park

ATTN: Commnet Cellular Tower Comments

P.O. Box 579

Death Valley, CA 92328

Notice Regarding FOIA

It is the practice of the NPS to make all comments, including names and addresses of respondents who provide that information, available for public review following the conclusion of the environmental assessment process. Individuals may request that the NPS withhold their name and/or address from public disclosure. If you wish to do this, you must state this prominently at the beginning of your comment. Commentators using the website can make such a request by checking the box "keep my contact information private."NPS will honor such requests to the extent allowable by law, but you should be aware that NPS may still be required to disclose your name and address pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act. We will make all submissions from organizations, businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or businesses available for public inspection in their entirety.



Last updated: June 4, 2015

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