Letter of Non-Objection to Allow Scientific Equipment Placement and Data Collection


SCH Number
Public Agency
California State Lands Commission (SLC)
Document Title
Letter of Non-Objection to Allow Scientific Equipment Placement and Data Collection
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Request to place a Motus Wildlife Tracking System device on Rincon Island to track marine bird and bat movements throughout Southern and Central California. The Rincon Island Motus Station would use and be mounted to an existing 6-inch galvanized pipe that currently supports the Island’s foghorn on the west end of the Island.

Contact Information

Kelly Connor
Agency Name
CA State Lands Commission
Job Title
Public Land Management Specialist
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Southern California
Other Location Info
Rincon Island, in the Pacific Ocean, near Carpinteria

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
CLASS 6, INFORMATION COLLECTION (Cal. Code Regs., tit. 2, § 2905, subd. (e)(3))
Reasons for Exemption
Issuance of a letter of non-objection to affix a marine bird and bat movement tracking device will only cause a minor physical change in the environment and will not change existing activities in the area. There are no unusual circumstances surrounding the project that will result in significant environmental impacts. Therefore, the project will not have a significant effect on the environment and the above categorical exemption applies.


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