SS Palo Alto Imminent Threat Response


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Fish and Game (OSPR), Department of
Document Title
SS Palo Alto Imminent Threat Response
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
CDFG/OSPR is conducting an imminent threat response in accordance with Government Code Section 8670.62(c) to address the immenent threat to the marine and coastal environment associated with the SS Palo Alto at Seacliff State Beach, Aptos, CA. OSPR has identified oil trapped in the tanks of the ship as the source of wildlife oiling since 2004. Additionally, the ongoing significant deterioration of the ship throught time and exposure to weather and surf poses the risk of an oil spill.

Contact Information
Lisa V, Wolfe
Office of Spill Prevention and Response
1700 K Street, Suite 250
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone : (916) 327-9952


Santa Cruz
Other Location Info

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301 - Class 1
Reasons for Exemption
The project is a minor alteration to an existing public structure.

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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