Global Positioning System (GPS) Base Station


SCH Number
Public Agency
University of California, Davis
Document Title
Global Positioning System (GPS) Base Station
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Installation and operation of GPS base station consisting of a GPS monument and an equipment enclosure with solar panels; both are freestanding, mounted on poles attached to bedrock. Monument is approximately 5-feet high on three poles within a 5-foot diameter area. Equipment enclosure and solar panels are mounted on a single pole adjacent to the monument. Construction and operation of the base station would not require any surface disturbance beyond the immediate installation, and no access roads are needed. Site lacks any special status resources.

Contact Information

Sid England
Agency Name
University of Caifornia, Davis
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency



Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Section 15303, 15304, 15311
Reasons for Exemption
Project is a small structure occupying approximately 40 square feet. It will be powered by on-site solar panels and requires no connections to utilities; data is uploaded via a cell phone connection. No new access road is needed, so only minor local disturbance is necessary to install and operate the facility. None of the exceptions to the categorical exception apply to this project.

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