Seismic Monitoring Station-- Porterville


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Emergency Services, Office of (Office of Emergency Services, California)
Document Title
Seismic Monitoring Station-- Porterville
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
This new station will contribute to the CA Earthquake Early Warning System (CEEWS) designed to potentially save thousands of lives during a large earthquake, prevent critical infrastructure damage and expedite recovery following a large earthquake. The network to which this sensor is connected will contribute real-time data to accurately record and warn people of strong shaking due to earthquakes in the region, and help provide records of ground motion that would be of immense scientific, engineering and public safety value. Note: See NOE for full details.

Contact Information
Ryan Arba
Office of Emergency Services, California
3650 Schriever Avenue P.O. Box 419023
Mather, CA 95655-4203

Phone : (916) 845-8132


36.1036°'"N 119.0033°'"W
Other Location Info
Location: Porterville (CI. POR), 1409 N. Piano St., Porterville, CA Dot Map ID: NS579

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 3, Sec. 15303, Class 4*
Reasons for Exemption
*Section 15304 (Minor Alterations to Land) and Class 6 Section 15306 (Information Collection). This project is exempt in accordance with Class 3 as described above; construction of new small weatherproof enclosures to operate seismic sensor equipment for the purpose of data collection (Class 6). In accordance with Class 4, the project described above consists of minor public or private alterations in the condition of land and/or vegetation which do not involve removal of healthy, mature, scenic trees. None of the exceptions to a notice of exemption apply.
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