Commnet has submitted a right-of-way application to the NPS to provide cellular telephone service to residents in and visitors to Stovepipe Wells and surrounding areas. The purpose of this environmental assessment is to consider Commnet’s request in accordance with the Telecommunications Act of 1996 (47 USC 332 note), and to understand, characterize, and analyze the environmental impacts of Commnet’s request.
Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act and Council on Environmental Quality regulations, the NPS is conducting a public comment period for review of the Environmental Assessment (EA) for this project. The EA is available to download from the NPS Planning, Environment and Public Comment website:http://parkplanning.nps.gov/CommnetCellularTower. This is the preferred method for public distribution.
Hard copies or DVDs may be obtained by contacting the park at 760-786-3227. Note that the request for hard copies will not extend the comment period. Additionally, hard copies of the document are available at libraries within the Death Valley Area including: Pahrump, Amargosa Valley, Bishop, Independence, Lone Pine, Ridgecrest, and Tecopa.
Comments must be received no later than January 30, 2015. Public comment may be submitted online at the NPS Planning, Environment and Public Comment website: http://parkplanning.nps.gov/CommnetCellularTower. If you do not have internet access, you may direct comments regarding this project to the park in writing by mail or hand delivery to:
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.