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NextG Networks, Inc. of California Huntington Beach Distributed Antenna System (DAS) Project

(Application No. A09-03-007)


Welcome to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) website for the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) review of proposed construction of NextG Networks, Inc. of California (NextG). An application for this project was submitted to the CPUC on March 3, 2009 (Application A09-03-007). This site provides access to public documents and information relevant to the CEQA review process.


NextG has filed an application with the CPUC to construct the Huntington Beach Distributed Antenna System (DAS) Project. The CPUC is the CEQA lead agency.                                      

NextG is proposing the completion of its communication system in northwestern Orange County. This fiber-fed DAS communications network is intended to transmit wireless voice and data communications to clients in the City of Huntington Beach. The overall system, once complete, would be in the Cities of Fountain Valley, Westminster, and Huntington Beach. The network had been previously found to be categorically exempt from CEQA by the CPUC.  The portions of the DAS system within the Cities of Fountain Valley and Westminster have been built and are operational. The City of Huntington Beach protested the construction of the overhead portion of the proposed project. NextG, the CPUC, and the City of Huntington Beach reached a stipulated agreement that the portion of the project within the City will be evaluated under CEQA.

The proposed project addressed in this document is the portion intended to complete the DAS system within the City of Huntington Beach and would consist of 15 nodes, approximately 112,975 feet of aerial fiber cable, and approximately 8,696 feet of underground fiber cable. Eight of the 15 nodes, 79,419 feet of aerial fiber, and approximately 1,531 feet of underground fiber have been constructed in the City of Huntington Beach under previous granted authority.  The remaining seven nodes, and the cable to connect them to the network, would complete the project within the City of Huntington Beach. The remaining seven nodes include three new poles, approximately 33,555 feet of aerial fiber, and 7,165 feet of underground fiber. The proposed project being reviewed under CEQA includes the portions of the project already installed in the City of Huntington Beach.

Figure 1-1: Regional Map, Figure 1-2: Vicinity/Project Overview Map, and Figure 1-3: Huntington Beach DAS Project show an overview of the proposed project route. 

Application and  Proponent's Environmental Assessment (PEA)

This text links to the application and PEA for the Huntington Beach DAS.

A deficiency letter (link below) was mailed out by the CPUC on May 4, 2009.

The application was deemed complete by the CPUC on May 21, 2009.


Other Documents Available

Deficiency Letter (May 4, 2009)

Application Deemed Complete Letter (May 21, 2009)

Public Meeting Notice (July 6, 2009)

Notice of Intent to Adopt a Negative Declaration and Notification of Public Meeting (November 23, 2009)

Initial Study and Negative Declaration (November 23, 2009)

Notice of Intent to Adopt a Negative Declaration: Publication of Responses to Comments (February 26, 2010)

Final Draft Initial Study and Negative Declaration, including Responses to Comments Received (February 26, 2010)


Environmental Document
An Initial Study was prepared to assess the potential effects on the environment of the proposed project. On November 23, 2009, the CPUC released a Notice of Intent to adopt a Negative Declaration for the Huntington Beach DAS Project, demonstrating that the proposed project would not have any significant effects on the environment based upon the assessment of potential environmental impacts outlined in the Initial Study. The public comment period for the Initial Study and Negative Declaration ended December 22, 2009.

Comments received were compiled and responses to comments are provided in Attachment 2 to the Final Initial Study and Negative Declaration.


Commission Decision

Commission decision has not yet been determined.


Construction Progress and Mitigation Monitoring

Construction progress and mitigation monitoring have not yet been determined.


For Additional Information

The CPUC, through its Environmental Review Team, is conducting an environmental review of this project. To request additional information or to be added to the mailing list, please contact us by email or phone as follows:

 Project email:  hbdas@dudek.com
Project voicemail:  (800) 461-9960

The CPUC's Project Manager is:

Jensen Uchida, CPUC Project Manager

California Public Utilities Commission

505 Van Ness Avenue

San Francisco, CA 94102

Tel. (415) 703-5484

Fax (415) 703-2200