Installation of Dust Monitoring Equipment in South Oso Flaco

Summary

SCH Number
2014118286
Lead Agency
Parks and Recreation, Department of (California Department of Parks and Recreation)
Document Title
Installation of Dust Monitoring Equipment in South Oso Flaco
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
11/25/2014

Document Description
The Oceano Dunes District of the CA Dept. of Parks and Recreation, Off Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division proposes to install one permanent monitoring station as required in Rule 1001, Coastal Dunes Dust Control Requirements adopted by the San Luis Obispo Air Pollution control District in 2011. Project activities will include the installation, operation, and maintenance of one real time beta attenuation (BAM) PM10 monitors and associated meteorological instruments. Installation is projected for spring of 2015, pending permits and other approvals. The parts for the station will be brought to the site via construction equipment approximately one mile on an already existing road that roughly follows the boundary between the Guadalupe Nipomo Dunes National Wildlife Refuge and Oceano Dunes SVRA. An additional 1,300 foot branch road will be established within Oceano Dunes SVRA to allow access to the monitoring site. The branch road will be a maximum of 8 feet wide for a total footprint of 0.27 acres (approximately 12,000 sq. ft.). The monitoring site would cover an additional 0.17 acres (about 7500 sq. ft.). All totaled, the project would impact a maximum of 0.45 acres (19,500 sq. ft.) of disturbed coastal dune scrub. There will be repeated visits for finish work, operation, and maintenance of monitoring equipment. Impacts are expected to be at a minimum because the main route has been disturbed previously. There will be disturbance on the branch route and proposed site. Plants will be trampled from construction, maintenance and monitoring, but that the area will recover and may support some native dune plants during the duration of this monitoring effort.

Contact Information
Rick LeFlore
California Department of Parks and Recreation
1725 23rd Street, Suite 200
Sacramento, CA 95816-7100

Phone : (916) 324-1609

Location

Counties
San Luis Obispo

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
S:15303,15304, Class 3, 4
Reasons for Exemption
New Construction or Conversion of Small Structures. Minor Alterations to Land.
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