California Institute of Technology- Owens Valley Radio Observatory Long Wavelength Array and Deep Synoptic Array Expansion Project

Summary

SCH Number
2020100110
Lead Agency
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
Document Title
California Institute of Technology- Owens Valley Radio Observatory Long Wavelength Array and Deep Synoptic Array Expansion Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
10/7/2020
Project Applicant
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP)

Document Description
The California Institute of Technology (Caltech) proposes to expand the Long Wavelength Array (LWA) and the Deep Synoptic Array (DSA) at the Owens Valley Radio Observatory (OVRO), in Inyo County north of Big Pine, California. Established for scientific research purposes in the 1950s, the OVRO operates under a lease from the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. Caltech’s proposed projects would expand the capabilities and resolution of existing LWA and DSA configurations by adding approximately 64 LWA antennas and 15 DSA dishes. See NOE for full details.

Contact Information
Jane Hauptman
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
111 N. Hope Street, Room 1044
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Phone : (213) 367-0968

Location

Counties
Inyo
Other Location Info
The Owens Valley Radio Observatory is located in Inyo County, California, about 4.5 miles north of Big Pine and east of the Owens River at approximately 3,950 feet above sea level.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15304 Minor Alterations to Land
Reasons for Exemption
Section 15304- Class 4 consists of minor public or private alterations to land, water, and/or vegetation which do not involve the removal of healthy, mature, scenic trees except for forestry and agricultural purposes. Examples include (f) minor trenching and backfilling where the surface is restored.

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
2020100110_Final Caltech NOE   PDF 10122 K

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