EA for Remote Video Surveillance Systems Upgrade Program (New Towers), USBP, Tucson and Yuma Sectors

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
United States Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection (CBP)
Document Title
EA for Remote Video Surveillance Systems Upgrade Program (New Towers), USBP, Tucson and Yuma Sectors
Document Type
EA - Environmental Assessment
Present Land Use
Customs and Border Protection Port of Entry, owned by BLM and Quechan Tribe

Document Description
USBP has deployed Remote Video Surveillance Systems (RVSS) along the United States border with Canada and Mexico for surveillance purposes. A recent assessment of existing Arizona RVSS determined that technology and operator interfaces were antiquated and obsolete. To address these deficiencies, CBP proposes to upgrade existing RVSS capabilities. The upgrade includes the replacement of existing RVSS equipment and installation of new sensor suites (i.e., cameras) on existing RVSS towers, installation of new sensor suites on relocated towers, and the construction of new RVSS towers for improved border surveillance coverage throughout Arizona. The proposed project includes the construction, operation, and maintenance of 20 RVSS towers to provide long-term/permanent surveillance in the USBP Yuma, Ajo, Nogales, Naco, and Douglas stations.

Contact Information
Mary Hassell
U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Lead/Public Agency
1901 South Bell Street, Rm 7-001
Arlington, VA 20598

Phone : (202) 731-9655


32°43'6.54"N 114°43'37.47"W
Cross Streets
CA-Mexico Border and Cal Hwy 186
Total Acres
State Highways
Hwy 186
Colorado River
Other Location Info
Andrade Port of Entry

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Other (Federal Law Enforcement)
Local Action
Project Issues
Aesthetics Biological Resources Coastal Zone Cultural Resources Cumulative Effects Economics/Jobs Flood Plain/Flooding Geology/Soils Hazards & Hazardous Materials Hydrology/Water Quality Land Use/Planning Noise Transportation Vegetation Wetland/Riparian
Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Parks and Recreation California Highway Patrol California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Colorado River Basin Region 7 (RWQCB) Colorado River Board Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 6 Department of Toxic Substances Control Department of Water Resources Office of Historic Preservation Resources Agency California Department of Transportation, District 11 (DOT) California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at state.clearinghouse@opr.ca.gov or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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