VESR Cyberinfrastructure Improvements


SCH Number
Public Agency
University of California, Santa Barbara
Document Title
VESR Cyberinfrastructure Improvements
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The University of California, Natural Reserve System's Valentine Eastern Sierra Reserve is proposing to upgrade existing wireless Internet backhaul sites to make the system more robust. This consists of making improvements at existing sites on private, University and National Forest lands with no new ground disturbing activities. We also propose to extend wireless Internet coverage at the Sierra Nevada Aquatic Research Laboratory to proposed instrument sites along Convict Creek within the boundaries of the Reserve property. This may require placement of 8' galvanized steel pipes into hand dug holes in up to six locations. The sites will not be permanent and some will be run by extension of existing AC power. Others may require solar panels.

Contact Information

Daniel Dawson
Agency Name
University of California, Santa Barbara
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Mammoth Lakes

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
The proposed project includes "repair, maintenance,... or minor alteration of existing public or private structures, facilities, mechanical equipment, or topographical features, involving negligible or no expansion of use beyond that previously existing at the time of the lead agency's determination..... Examples include but are not limited to: (a) Interior or exterior alterations involving such things are interior partitions, plumbing, and electrical conveyances....(e) Additions to existing structures provided that the addition will not result in an increase of more than: (1) 50 percent of the floor area of the structures before the addition, or 2,500sf, whichever is less...." and therefore would be exempt from CEQA in accordance with Section 15301(i).

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