New Seismic Monitoring Station Installation


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

Document Description
The state-of-the-art earthquake recording and telemetry equipment proposed to be installed at this station will contribute continuous seismic data to the CA Earthquake Early Warning System (CEEWS) and ShakeAlert, designed to potentially save thousands of lives during a large earthquake, prevent critical infrastructure damage, and expedite recovery following a large earthquake. With permission from the property owner secured, USGS plans to install and operate the seismic monitoring station at the Lat/Lon location noted above. See NOE for full details.

Contact Information
Ryan Arba
Office of Emergency Services
3650 Schriever Ave
Mather, CA 95655



38.833719°'"N -123.529858°'"W
Cross Streets
Fish Rock Road, Gualala
Other Location Info
Dot Map ID: UG0011 ; Station Name/Site Code: Wildwood Ranch/NC.GWW

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Section 15303, 15304, 15306
Reasons for Exemption
See NOE for full details. 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.


Notice of Exemption
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