Parks and Recreation, Department of
(California Department of Parks and Recreation)
Acquisition of Gaviota Village
NOE - Notice of Exemption
The project consists of proposed acquisition (County of Santa Barbara Assessor's Parcel Numbers 081-130-72 and 081-130-73) of land which currently is vacant. The two contiguous parcels encompass the subject property named Gaviota Village. Parcel 73 was used as a general store, restaurant, and service station from the early 1900's to the 1960's. The underground fuel storage tanks (USTs) were removed in 1989 and the structures were demolished in 1995. Parcel 73 includes remnant areas of paving and landscaping and concrete foundations. The Trust for Public Land (TPL) is managing remediation and requirements for regulatory agencies' closure. The project is presently contemplated for non-development (conservation and public access) purposes and annexation to the adjacent Gaviota State Park. As a condition of property title transfer to the Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR), TPL will monitor regulatory agency closure of hazardous waste site.
This project involves land acquisition for the purposes of providing an opportunity to annex property to the adjacent Gaviota State PArk. The subject property will remain vacant and in its existing condition for the foreseeable futur; no restoration or modification activities will occur untill a seperate state park planning an associated environmental review processes are completed. The identified on-site hazardous waste is not included on any list compiled pursuant to Section 65962.5 of the goverment Code (Cortese List). As a condition of property transer, TPL will supervise the regulatory agency closure.