Issue Lease for USGS Seismic Monitoring Station


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Parks and Recreation, Department of (California Department of Parks and Recreation)
Document Title
Issue Lease for USGS Seismic Monitoring Station
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Project Applicant
Gold Fields District

Document Description
Issue a Lease (10-year) to the United States Geologic Service for a seismic monitoring station to be installed on State land ate the Peninsula portion of Folsom Lake State Recreation Area in order to provide 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. All work will be done in previously disturbed ground. Installation of the new infrastructure is expected to take 2 days, and the installation of all related seismic instrumentation is expected to take 1 day. The site is expected to remain operational indefinitely. All work associated with this lease will comply with all State and Federal environmental laws, including but not limited to the Endangered Species Act, California Environmental Quality Act, Section 5024 of the Public Resources Code, and be coordinated with the Gold Field District's staff as identified in the Lease Permit.

Contact Information
Jim Micheaels
Department of Parks and Recreation
7806 Folsom-Auburn Road
Folsom, CA 95630

Phone : (916) 988-0205


El Dorado
Other Location Info
Folsom Lake State Recreation Area

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
Project consists of minor alterations in land use limitations in areas with an average slope of less than 20% , which do not result in any changes in land use or density, included as "issuance of easements and permits" in the Department of Parks and Recreation's list of exempt activities, in accordance with CCR §15300.4.


Notice of Exemption
2020030883_12962 - NOE Issue Lease for USGS Monitoring Station   PDF 487 K

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