Hungry Valley State Vehicular Recreation Area - USGS Earthquake Early Warning System.


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Parks and Recreation, Department of (California Department of Parks and Recreation)
Document Title
Hungry Valley State Vehicular Recreation Area - USGS Earthquake Early Warning System.
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Project Applicant
Great Basin District

Document Description
The purpose of this project is to install a USGS earthquake early warning system. This equipment will detect seismic activity in the area possibly giving the inhabitants of California early warning of earthquake activity. The project footprint will be approximately 10 feet by 35 feet. An 18 inch by 6 inch by 30 feet trench will be dug for conduit. A five feet deep by four feet wide vault will be dug to contain seismometers and data loggers. Four six feet deep by eight inch holes will be dug for the solar array structure. Forty 12 inch garden blocks will surround the vault area. The system will consist of two structures, the .solar array and data logger with sensors. The project will be located off of Orwin Way, approximately 150 yards west of the road and approximately 50 yards north of the residence. This area has been disturbed for many years with farming activities. There are no special status species in the project area. Any small mammal or reptiles in the area will be able to relocate to adjacent habitat. Vegetation is invasive grasses and shrubs, no native vegetation will be removed. No entry of vehicles or equipment will be allowed outside of the project footprint and entry zones. Any open holes or trenches will be covered during construction to protect humans and wildlife. Inspections of holes will be prior to start of work for any wildlife.

Contact Information
Jon M. O'Brien
California Department of Parks and Recreation (CDPR)
1725 23rd Street, Suite 200
Sacramento, CA 95816-7100

Phone : (916) 324-1574


Los Angeles
Other Location Info
Hungry Valley State Vehicular Recreation Area (SVRA)

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
The project is exempt because it falls within the CE class listed above. Proposed activities described above do not have the potential for causing a significant effect on the environment. A CEQA Project Evaluation Form for the project is on file at the Off Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division office listed above.


Notice of Exemption
2020030107_Hungry Valley State Vehicular Recreation Area   PDF 439 K

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