Marin Public Safety & Emergency Communications Radio System

9 Documents in Project

Summary

SCH Number
1999092073
Lead Agency
Marin Emergency Radio Authority
Document Title
Marin Public Safety & Emergency Communications Radio System
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preperation
Received

Document Description
The MERA radio system is vital for emergency countywide communications between police, firefighters and public works crews. The emergency system is a network of radio antennas and equipment linked with microwave connections. However, the combination of older equipment and recent changes to frequency requirements by the Congressional Jobs Bill HR 3630 now requires an upgrade of all UHF (T-band), including MERA's radio communication systems. Funding for the system is generated by a parcel tax that was authorized by Marin County voters in 2014. The current system includes 15 active communication sites. The MERA Next Gen System would retain and upgrade 10 of the functioning sites, decommission five existing sites and add equipment to eight new sites, which include previously developed infrastructure not part of the MERA system. New sites include communication and water tank sites and a water wellhead site in northern Marin County.

Contact Information
Ernest Klock
Marin Emergency Radio Authority
3501 Civic Center Dr. Room 304
San Rafael, CA 94903

415-473-4368

Location

Counties
Marin Sonoma
State Highways
101

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Other (Radio Communication Tower, Antennae and Small Building)
Local Action
Other Action Other Action: Construction
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Coastal Zone Drainage/Absorption Forest Land/Fire Hazard Geologic/Seismic Noise Public Services Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation Vegetation Water Quality Wetland/Riparian Land Use Cumulative Effects Other Issues Other Issues: Radio Frequency
Reviewing Agencies
Cal Fire California Coastal Commission California Department of Parks and Recreation California Highway Patrol California Public Utilities Commission Department of Fish and Wildlife, Marine Region Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 3 Department of Toxic Substances Control Office of Emergency Services, California Office of Historic Preservation Regional Water Quality Control Board, Region 1 Regional Water Quality Control Board, Region 2 Resources Agency State Lands Commission State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water Caltrans, District 4 Native American Heritage Commission
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