Hearst Beach & Castle Visitor Center Water Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Parks and Recreation, Department of (California Department of Parks and Recreation)
Document Title
Hearst Beach & Castle Visitor Center Water Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
Connect the W.R. Hearst Memorial Beach water system with the Hearst Castle Visitor's Center water system to eliminate trucking water and reduce operating costs in response to drought. Work will: Repair and reuse existing abandoned 3" force main as a sleeve for the new waterline. Use a backhoe and trencher to excavate 3 temporary 4'x4'x4' pits and 3 christy box holes totaling approximately 97 cubic yards to connect lines. Install approximately 55' of new 2" HDPE water pipe inside force main and connect to existing 2" galvanized pipe. Sleeve a 70' section of waterline under the county road to make final connection. Install new valves and backflow preventers. Back fill excavated pits and holes with native soils, and restore the surface to level, pre-work conditions.

Contact Information
Doug Barker
California Department of Parks and Recreation
750 Hearst Castle Rd.
San Simeon, CA 93452

Phone : (805) 927-2119


San Luis Obispo

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
S:15301,15302,15304, Class 1,2,4
Reasons for Exemption
This project consists of the operation, repair, and maintenance, or minor alteration of existing facilities, involving no expansion of existing uses; replacement and reconstruction of existing facilities on the same site having substantially the same purpose and capacity; and minor public alterations in the conditions of land that do not involve removal of healthy, mature, scenic trees.

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