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Erica Rosenberg NEPA Presentation at 2018 FCC Annual Tower Training Workshop

. . . interestingly, the FCC did NOT conduct such an ANNUAL workshop in 2019 . . . I wonder why . . .

Letter from the City of Napa, CA

City of Napa, CA

January 15, 2020

Mark Pollock, Esq
Pollock & James, LLP
1827 Clay Street, Suite 300
Napa, CA 94559

RE: Cease and Desist Demand

 

Dear Mr. Pollock,

This letter is in response to your letter dated December 18, 2019, demanding that the City of Napa ("City") cease and desist from "the processing of any and all Small Wireless Telecommunications Facilities ("sWTFs") applications, the approval of any and all encroachment permits for sWTFs, and the construction, placement, and operation of any and all sWTFs based on the August 9, 2019 ruling by the D.C. Circuit Court in United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma v. Federal Communications Commission ("FCC").

The City is aware of the Keetowah case and its impacts. In fact, the case was publicly discussed at length at the October 15, 2019 and November 5, 2019 meetings of the City Council where the Accommodation Agreement the City and Verizon Wireless was considered and ultimately approved by the City Council.

While the Keetowah case overturned an FCC Order exempting small WTFs from the National Environmental Policy Act ("NEPA") and the National Historic Preservation Act ("NHPA"), NEPA and the NHPA apply only to actions by federal agencies (e.g., approval of a federal license or permit) and actions by state or local agencies involving federal funds.

Because the City’s review and approval of encroachment permits for sWTFs is not a federal action and does not involve federal funds, it does not trigger NEPA or NHPA obligations, and is therefore outside the of the now-overturned FCC Order.

Therefore, the Keetowah case does not prohibit the City from processing or approving applications for encroachment permits for small WTFs, and the City is not required to take any actions, or cease from taking any actions, in response to the case or your December 18, 2019 letter.

Very truly yours,
 
 
Sabrina S. Wolfson
Deputy City Attorney
 
cc: Michael Barrett
     Julie Lucido


Substantial Written Evidence in the City of Napa Public Record

  • Latest City of Napa information is available at the My Street, My Choice! Napa page.
  • Proof of No Significant Gap in Verizon Telecommunications Coverage is here and here.
  • Current NEPA strategies are available here.
  • The Cease and Desist letter sent to the City of Napa exists in the Napa Public Record; 2019-1218-City-of-Napa-4G-5G-Cease-and-Desist-Letter is here.
A 12/18/19 Inspection of Close Proximity Microwave Radiation Antennas (CPMRAs) Files at City of Napa Dept of Public Works Proved That There is No NEPA Review for any of the 54 Current Applications, Thus Rendering Every Applications Incomplete — for these 54 CPMRA applications, all processing, permmiting and construction must stop, while we wait for NEPA Review from the Appplicants. More details are here.

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City of Napa Master List

Verizon Close Proximity Microwave Radiation Antenna (CPMRA) Wireless Telecommunications Facilities (WTFs) Applications

List Grouped by Categories is at http://mystreetmychoice.com/napa.html

  1. NB NAPA 001 + Pending — 3510 Linda Vista Ave. | City Street Steel Light Pole
  2. NB NAPA 002 ! Removed
  3. NB NAPA 003 + Delayed — 3563 Oxford St. | PG&E Pole Top
  4. NB NAPA 004 + Delayed — 1857 Sierra Ave. | Wood Pole
  5. NB NAPA 005 ~ Additional — Southeast corner of Jefferson / Tower Ave. | Slimline Pole
  6. NB NAPA 006 + Additional — 2006 Redwood Rd. / 2008 Redwood Rd. | Slimline Pole
  7. NB NAPA 007 + Additional — 4020 Trancas Street / 4020 Bel Aire Plaza | Slimline Pole
  8. NB NAPA 008 + Pilot — 1558 Trancas St. | Slimline Pole
  9. NB NAPA 009 + Additional — 2 Financial Plaza | Slimline Pole
  10. NB NAPA 010 + Delayed — 3033 Beard Rd. | JPA Pole
  11. NB NAPA 011 + Pending — A/F 2875 La Homa Dr. | City Street Steel Light Pole
  12. NB NAPA 012 !
  13. NB NAPA 013 + Delayed — 2999 Linda Vista Ave. | JPA Pole
  14. NB NAPA 014 + Delayed — 2855 Marin St. | PG&E Pole Top
  15. NB NAPA 015 + Pilot — 1429 Pueblo Ave. / S/W Corner Pueblo Avenue & Wine Train Railroad | PG&E Pole Top
  16. NB NAPA 016 + Delayed — 2623 Yajome St. | PG&E Pole Top
  17. NB NAPA 017 + Pending — 802 Pueblo Ave. | City Street Steel Light Pole
  18. NB NAPA 018 + Deemed Approved — 2449 Soscol Ave. | PG&E Pole Top
  19. NB NAPA 019 ~ Additional — 2291/2269 Soscal Ave. | City Street Steel Light Pole
  20. NB NAPA 020 !
  21. NB NAPA 021 + Additional — 2355 California Blvd. | Slimline Pole
  22. NB NAPA 022 ~ Additional — 1141 Lincoln Ave. | Slimline Pole
  23. NB NAPA 023 > Deemed Approved — 806 Lincoln Ave. | PG&E Pole Top
  24. NB NAPA 024 + Deemed Approved — 2632 1st St. | PG&E Pole Top
  25. NB NAPA 025 > Delayed — 1663 East St, | PG&E Pole Top
  26. NB NAPA 026 + Additional — 691 Lincoln Ave. | Slimline Pole
  27. NB NAPA 027 + Pending — 1225 Walnut St. | City Street Steel Light Pole
  28. NB NAPA 028 + Pending — 1616 Jefferson St. | City Street Steel Light Pole
  29. NB NAPA 029 ! Removed
  30. NB NAPA 030 + Additional — 1551 SOSCOL Ave. | Slimline Pole
  31. NB NAPA 031 + Deemed Approved — 2790 Kilburn Ave. | PG&E Pole Top
  32. NB NAPA 032 + Additional — 629 Freeway Dr. | Slimline Pole
  33. NB NAPA 033 ! Removed
  34. NB NAPA 034 + Pending — 2210 2ND St. | City Street Steel Light Pole
  35. NB NAPA 035 !
  36. NB NAPA 036 !
  37. NB NAPA 037 + Additional — 1181-1191 Main St. / Near the corner of Main St. & Pearl St. | Slimline Pole
  38. NB NAPA 038 ! Removed
  39. NB NAPA 039 !
  40. NB NAPA 040 + Additional — 1100 2nd St. / Near NE corner of Coombs St. & Second St. | Slimline Pole
  41. NB NAPA 041 + Pending — 730 Randolph St. | City Street Steel Light Pole
  42. NB NAPA 042 + Additional — 580 Coombs St. | City Street Steel Light Pole
  43. NB NAPA 043 ! Removed
  44. NB NAPA 044 + Additional — 887 Soscol Ave. | City Street Steel Light Pole
  45. NB NAPA 045 + Deemed Approved — 747 3rd St. | PG&E Pole Top
  46. NB NAPA 046 !
  47. NB NAPA 047 + Additional — South East Corner of Soscol & Eighth St. | Slimline Pole
  48. NB NAPA 048 + Additional — 519 Soscol Ave. | map |City Street Steel Light Pole
  49. NB NAPA 049 !
  50. NB NAPA 050 + Additional — 225 Kansas Ave. | City Street Steel Light Pole
  51. NB NAPA 051 + Additional — 100 Gasser Dr. | City Street Steel Light Pole
  52. NB NAPA 052 + Deemed Approved — 2601 Elm St. | PG&E Pole Top
  53. NB NAPA 053 ! Removed
  54. NB NAPA 054 + Pending — IFO 253 Walnut Street | City Street Steel Light Pole
  55. NB NAPA 055 + Delayed — 475 Jefferson St. | PG&E Pole Top
  56. NB NAPA 056 + Delayed — 1850 Old Sonoma Rd. | PG&E Pole Top
  57. NB NAPA 057 + Delayed — 418 Franklin St. | Wood Pole
  58. NB NAPA 058 + Deemed Approved — 100 Coombs St. | PG&E Pole Top
  59. NB NAPA 059 ! Removed
  60. NB NAPA 060 + Delayed — 353 Greenbach St. | PG&E Pole Top
  61. NB NAPA 061 + Deemed Approved — 679 Cabot Way. | PG&E Pole Top
  62. NB NAPA 062 + Pending — 4014 Browns Valley Rd. | City Street Steel Light Pole
  63. NB NAPA 063 + Pending — 1001 Buhman Ave. | City Street Steel Light Pole
  64. NB NAPA 064 + Delayed — 3271 Browns Valley Rd. | Slimline Pole

Legend

  • + = took encroachment application photo
  • > = took encroachment application photo, but application missing sequence number
  • ! = missing number in sequence
  • ! Removed = per Verizon /City of Napa agreement
  • ~ = No file was seen or photographed (2)

No file was seen or photographed on 12/18/19 for these two sites:

  • NB NAPA 005 ~ Additional — Southeast corner of Jefferson / Tower Ave. | Slimline Pole
  • NB NAPA 022 ~ Additional — 1141 Lincoln Ave. | Slimline Pole

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