Environmental Assessment for Communication Tower Permian Basin Regional Planning Commission Gomez Peak, Jeff Davis County, Texas (July 2012)
The Permian Basin Regional Planning Commission’s objective is to have complete coverage throughoutthe area. The current public safety telecommunications infrastructure is insufficient to meet this need.This lack of radio coverage adversely impacts ability to maintain radio communication, which is directly related to ability to provide emergency services and respond to emergency events. The specific needaddressed in this proposal is to provide sufficient system capability to achieve radio coverage throughout Western Reeves County, Western Pecos County, and Loving County, all in the Permian Basin region. This EA has been prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, the President’s Council on Environmental Quality regulations to implement NEPA (40 Code of Federal Regulations [CFR] Part 1500 through 1508), andFEMA’s regulations implementing NEPA (44 CFR Part 10).