Central Coastal California Seismic Imaging Project

3 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
California State Lands Commission
Document Title
Central Coastal California Seismic Imaging Project
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Offshore and nearshore marine environment; some areas within San Luis Obispo County's LCP and Cambria & Pt. Buchon MPAs.
Document Description
Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) proposes to conduct a high-energy offshore seismic survey to better characterize various fault zones in the vicinity of the Diablo Canyon Power Plant (DCPP), an electricity-generating nuclear power plant at Avila Beach, San Luis Obispo County. PG&E has been directed to conduct the survey by the California Energy Commission (CEC) pursuant to a report prepared to comply with Assembly Bill 1632 (Blakeslee, Chapter 722, Statutes of 2006). The Project would involve an offshore survey component, consisting of a geophysical vessel towing a series of sound-generating air guns and sound-recording hydrophones, and a nearshore component consisting of nets of seafloor geophones and onshore sound generations.

Contact Information

Jennifer DeLeon
Agency Name
California State Lands Commission
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Luis Obispo
State Highways
New Dawn
Pacific Ocean
Other Location Info
Avila Beach

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Types
Other (Offshore Seismic Survey)
Local Actions
Geophys. Permit
Project Issues
Air Quality, Biological Resources, Coastal Zone, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Economics/Jobs, Geology/Soils, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Noise, Recreation, Transportation, Vegetation
Reviewing Agencies
California Coastal Commission (CCC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 5 (DOT), California Energy Commission, California Highway Patrol, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Coast Region 3 (RWQCB), Department of Fish and Wildlife, Marine Region, Department of Water Resources, Resources Agency, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)
Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)

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 state.clearinghouse@opr.ca.gov or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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