SSSRA-Laser Strainmeter (03/04-CD-21)


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Document Title
SSSRA-Laser Strainmeter (03/04-CD-21)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
The project consists of installing a laser strainmeter for the purpose of earthquake research. The strainmeter will be within the footprint of a temporary strainmeter that was removed in 2002, and will cross over a currently operating strainmeter. The new construction includes two 25-foot long shipping containers that will be partially buried (two feet deep) 400 meters apart and connected with 6" diameter vacuum pipe supported by removable stakes. A shallow trench will be excavated along the side of each container for wiring, and some minor repairs will also be done to the existing equipment. District Resource Ecologist and Paleontologist report that there will be no impacts to biological and paleontological records. An Archaeologist will monitor the excavation, although the site has been surveyed and no nearby cultural resources have been found.

Contact Information
Tina Townsend
Department of Parks and Recreation
Lead/Public Agency
1416 Ninth Street P.O. Box 942896
Sacramento, CA 94296-0001

Phone : (760) 767-4037


Other Location Info
Salton Sea State Recreation Area

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
sec 15303, 15306
Reasons for Exemption
No potential for significant impacts to the environment is anticipated. An archaeologist will ensure avoidance of significant impacts to cultural resources. Consists of construction of a limited number of new, small facilities. Project will not result in a serious or major disturbance to an environmental resource.

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