Upgrade USGS Seismic Monitoring Equipment


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Document Title
Upgrade USGS Seismic Monitoring Equipment
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Upgrade the existing USGS seismic monitoring equipment at Montana de Oro State Park for the "ShakeAlert" statewide earthquake early warning system. USGS employees will complete the following work: • Remove the existing solar panel, antenna, support post and two (2) existing 16-inch diameter culverts; • Clear and level a 35-foot long by 5-foot wide area and excavate up to 0.5 cubic yards soil for new concrete pads and conduit; • Install two (2) 6-inch thick concrete pads; and • Install up to four (4) 2 foot x 4 foot solar panels; two (2) 2 foot x 2 foot x 3 foot metal boxes to house sensors, a battery and radio; and a 25 foot long conduit.

Contact Information

Doug Barker
Agency Name
Department of Parks and Recreation
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
San Luis Obispo Coast
Contact Types
Project Applicant


San Luis Obispo
Other Location Info
Montana de Oro State Park

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15302, 15304
Reasons for Exemption
This project consists of replacement or reconstruction of existing structures and facilities where the new structure will be located on the same site as the structure replaced and will have substantially the same purpose and capacity as the structure replaced; and minor public or private alterations in the condition of land, water, and/or vegetation which do not involve removal of healthy, mature, scenic trees except for forestry and agricultural purposes.


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