Palos Verdes Reef Restoration Project

2 Documents in Project

Summary

SCH Number
2017021066
Lead Agency
California State Lands Commission
Document Title
Palos Verdes Reef Restoration Project
Document Type
NEG - Negative Declaration
Received

Document Description
The project would result in the creation 40 acres of submerged rocky-reef habitat on the Palos Verdes Shelf for the purposes of enhancing marine ecological resources and creating a productive rocky-reef ecosystem in an area with limited hard substrate. The project involves the placement of 70,300 tons of quarried rock on 40 acres of sandy ocean bottom within a 69-acre project site. The quarry rock would be transported to the site via tugboat and barge from existing quarrels on Catalina Island. This project would compensate for lost ecosystem benefits associated with the loss of rocky-reef habitat in the area due to contaminated sediments from the Palos Verdes Shelf Superfund Site, as identified by the Montrose Settlements Restoration Program, and reef burial due to sedimentation from nearby landslides, irrigation practices, and sewage effluent.

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

(916) 574-1938

Location

Coordinates
33°43'15.3"N 118°20'57.0"W
Cities
Rancho Palos Verdes
Counties
Los Angeles
Total Acres
69
Schools
Mira Catalina ES
Waterways
Pacific Ocean

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Other (offshore reef restoration)
Local Action
Other Action Other Action: state lease
Project Issues
Other Issues Cumulative Effects Landuse Water Quality Vegetation Traffic/Circulation Toxic/Hazardous Schools/Universities Recreation/Parks Public Services Population/Housing Balance Noise Minerals Geologic/Seismic Coastal Zone Biological Resources Archaeologic-Historic Air Quality Agricultural Land Aesthetic/Visual Other Issues: GHG, Fishing
Reviewing Agencies
Caltrans, District 7 California Coastal Commission California Department of Boating and Waterways California Department of Parks and Recreation Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 5 Department of Toxic Substances Control Department of Water Resources Native American Heritage Commission Regional Water Quality Control Board, Region 4 Resources Agency
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