Application of Surface Deformation and Induced Seismicity to Geothermal Operation and Exploration

Summary

SCH Number
2017068258
Lead Agency
Energy Commission (California Energy Commission)
Document Title
Application of Surface Deformation and Induced Seismicity to Geothermal Operation and Exploration
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received

Document Description
The project consists of a grant to demonstrate the use of satellite interferometric synthetic aperture radar (InSAR) to observe and characterize surface deformation in geothermal fields. The proposed project will monitor surface deformation in geothermal fields in southern California (Salton Sea, North Brawley, and Heber) and eastern California (Coso), and show how surface deformation and induced seismicity data can help geothermal reservoir assessment and management.

Contact Information
Elisabeth de Jong
California Energy Commission
1516 Ninth Street, MS-48
Sacramento, CA 95814

(916) 654-4878

Location

Cities
Ridgecrest El Centro Calipatria Brawley
Counties
Inyo Imperial

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Cal. Code Regs., tit 14, 15306
Reasons for Exemption
The project consists of data analysis work conducted in an office environment, and basic data collection (from existing satellites and seismic stations), research, and resource evaluation activities which do not result in a serious or major disturbance to an environmental resource.
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