Elephant Seal Viewing Controls


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Document Title
Elephant Seal Viewing Controls
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Delineate and control elephant seal viewing areas at breeding and haul-out areas along the beaches of Hearst San Simeon State Park to increase visitor safety during seal watching and hiking while limiting disturbance and harrassment of the marine mammals.

Contact Information

Doug Barker
Agency Name
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Luis Obispo
Other Location Info
Hearst San Simeon State Park

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301, 03, 04 - Class 1, 3, & 4
Reasons for Exemption
This project consists of the operation, repair, maintenance and minor alteration of existing public facilities involving negligible expansion of use beyond that existing; the construction and location of limited numbers of new, small facilities, included as "interpretive signing or panels, fences and gates" in the Department of Parks and Recreation's list of exempt activities in accordane with CCR section 15300.4; and minor public alterations in the condition of land, water, and/or vegetation which do not involve removal of healthy, mature, scenic trees except for forestry and agricultural purposes included.

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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