Cellular One Communications and Navajo Tribal Utility Authority (NTUA) propose to utilize grant money to expand broadband access to unserved/underserved areas in San Juan Chapter of the Navajo Nation, San Juan County, New Mexico through the construction and operation of a 180-foot self-supporting communications tower and installation of 61 feet of aerial fiber. The proposed project will improve wireless and internet communication service in the area and provide improvements for public safety, education, health services, and commercial establishments and residents to meet the public’s needs.
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) is distributing grants to expand much needed broadband access and adoption to historically unserved and underserved communities. As a result, NTUA is required to submit an Environmental Assessment (EA) for NTIA to evaluate the potential environmental impacts of the proposed project.
Information discussing the proposed project, the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), as well as instructions for public participation are located at: https://broadbandusa.ntia.doc.gov/reporting/environmental-assessment-san-juan-west-cell-tower. All members of the public are encouraged to submit written comments, suggestions, and questions related to potential project impacts, the need for further information on the proposed project, or any specific concerns that need to be considered.
Comments, suggestions, and questions on the Proposed Project will be received from October 18, 2023 to November 17, 2023, and can be emailed toNEPAComments@ntia.gov, or mailed to Attn: Amanda Pereira, Environmental Program Officer, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue, NW, Room 4878, Washington, DC 20230.