§ 19.04.150  WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS COLLOCATION FACILITIES COVERED UNDER CAL. GOVERNMENT CODE § 65850.6.
   (A)   Purpose. The purpose of this section is to comply with an application for a wireless telecommunications collocation facility under Cal. Government Code § 65850.6, for which a § 6409(a) approval is not being requested. This section provides the requirements, standards, and regulations for a wireless telecommunications collocation facility for which subsequent collocation is a permitted use pursuant to California law. Only those facilities that fully comply with the eligibility requirements set forth in Cal. Government Code § 65850.6, or its successor provision, and which strictly adhere to the requirements and regulations set forth in this section, shall qualify as a wireless telecommunications collocation facility.
   (B)   Definitions. For the purposes of this section, the following terms are defined as follows:
      COLLOCATION FACILITY. The placement or installation of wireless facilities, including antennas, and related equipment, on, or immediately adjacent to, a wireless telecommunications collocation facility.
      WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS COLLOCATION FACILITY. A wireless telecommunications facility that includes collocation facilities.
      WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS FACILITY. Equipment and network components such as towers, utility poles, transmitters, base stations, and emergency power systems that are integral to providing wireless telecommunications services.
   (C)   Procedures. Applications for wireless telecommunications collocation facilities shall comply with this section and other applicable provisions of this chapter. An application for a collocation facility under Cal. Government Code § 65850.6 shall be processed in the same manner as an application for § 6409(a) approval is processed, except that where the process requires justification for the § 6409(a) approval, the applicant shall instead provide the justification for a collocation facility under Cal. Government Code § 65850.6.
   (D)   Requirements. All requirements, regulations, and standards set forth in this chapter for a wireless telecommunications facility shall apply to a wireless telecommunications collocation facility; provided, however, the following shall also apply to a wireless telecommunications collocation facility:
      (1)   The applicant for a wireless telecommunications collocation facility permit shall describe or depict:
         (a)   The wireless telecommunications collocation facility as it will be initially built; and
         (b)   All collocations at full build-out, including, but not limited to, all antennas, antenna support structures, and accessory equipment.
      (2)   Any collocation shall use screening methods substantially similar to those used on the existing wireless telecommunications facilities, unless other optional screening methods are specified in the conditions of approval.
      (3)   A wireless telecommunications collocation facility permit shall not be approved, unless an environmental impact report, negative declaration, or mitigated negative declaration was prepared and approved for the wireless telecommunications collocation facility.
   (E)   Permitted use. Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, a subsequent collocation facility on a wireless telecommunications collocation facility shall be a permitted use only if all of the following requirements are satisfied:
      (1)   The wireless telecommunications collocation facility:
         (a)   Was approved after January 1, 2007, by discretionary permit;
         (b)   Was approved subject to an environmental impact report, negative  declaration, or mitigated negative declaration; and
         (c)   Otherwise complies with the requirements of Cal. Government Code § 65850.6(b), or its successor provision, for addition of a collocation facility to a wireless telecommunications collocation facility, including, but not limited to, compliance with all performance and maintenance requirements, regulations, and standards in this chapter and the conditions of approval in the wireless telecommunications collocation facility permit.
      (2)   The collocations were specifically considered when the relevant environmental document was prepared for the wireless telecommunications collocation facility.
      (3)   Before collocation, the applicant seeking collocation shall obtain all other applicable non-discretionary permits, as required pursuant to the Fairfax Municipal Code.
   (F)   New or amended permit. Except as otherwise provided above, approval of a new or amended permit shall be required when the facility is modified other than by collocation in accordance with this section, or the proposed collocation:
      (1)   Increases the height of the existing permitted telecommunications tower or otherwise changes the bulk, size, location, or any other physical attributes of the existing permitted wireless telecommunications collocation facility, unless specifically permitted under the conditions of approval applicable to such wireless telecommunications collocation facility; or
      (2)   Adds any microwave dish or other antenna not expressly permitted to be included in a collocation facility by the conditions of approval.
(Ord. 833, passed 8-7-2019)