Pacific Gas and Electric Point Buchon Ocean Bottom Seismometer Project

4 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
California State Lands Commission
Document Title
Pacific Gas and Electric Point Buchon Ocean Bottom Seismometer Project
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Offshore marine environment in state waters; parts of project within San Luis Obispo LCP and Point Buchon MPA

Document Description
Placement of four temporary and four long-term Ocean Bottom Seismometer (OBS) instruments and one connecting cable (between long-term units) onto the seafloor, and the extension of an existing PVC conduit that would house the cable within the intertidal area of the Diablo Canyon Power Plant intake embayment. The project would occur offshore San Luis Obispo County between Point Buchon and Point San Luis, including the Point Buchon Marine Protected Area, in state waters of the Pacific Ocean.

Contact Information
Jennifer DeLeon
California State Lands Commission
100 Howe Avenue, Suite 100-South
Sacramento, CA 95825-8202

Phone : (916) 574-0748


San Luis Obispo
Pacific Ocean
Other Location Info
City/Nearest Community: Avila Beach

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Other (Ocean Bottom Seismic Research Instruments)
Local Action
Other Action Other Action: Lease
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Agricultural Land Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Coastal Zone Geologic/Seismic Minerals Noise Population/Housing Balance Public Services Recreation/Parks Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation Water Quality Land Use Cumulative Effects Other Other Issues: Fishing
Reviewing Agencies
California Coastal Commission California Department of State Parks, Division of Boating and Waterways California Department of Transportation, District 5 California Native American Heritage Commission California Public Utilities Commission California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Coast Region 3 Colorado River Board Department of Toxic Substances Control Department of Water Resources Resources Agency California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4

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