Back Up Generator - Mountain Parks Foundation (MPF)


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Document Title
Back Up Generator - Mountain Parks Foundation (MPF)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Install a back-up generator and transfer switch behind the Visitor Center building at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park to supply power to the building during power outages. Power outages have increased in frequency and duration and this generator will support the operation of facilities that serve park visitors. Work will: • Construct one (1) 4’ x 6’ wooden frame; • Fill wood frame with gravel; • Place a 20kW generator on top of the gravel pad; • Use a ¾ inch above ground galvanized pipe to connect the generator to an existing propane tank; and • Install a 200-amp automatic transfer switch alongside the existing electrical box.

Contact Information

Linda Hitchcock
Agency Name
Department of Parks and Recreation
Job Title
Senior Park and Recreation Specialist
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Santa Cruz
Cross Streets
525 N Big Trees Park Road
San Lorenzo River

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301, 15303
Reasons for Exemption
Project consists of the minor alteration of existing public or private structures, facilities, and mechanical equipment involving negligible or no expansion beyond current use, included as “utility repairs and minor upgrades” in the Department of Parks and Recreation’s list of exempt activities in accordance with CCR §15300.4; and the construction and location of limited numbers of new, small facilities or structures.


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