University of California, San Diego
(University of California San Diego)
La Jolla Shores Slope Repair
NOE - Notice of Exemption
The proposed project is located along La Jolla Shores Drive in the northern portion of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) campus. The project is a slope reconstruction and revegetation project for a slope failure that occurred due to an irrigation leak that undermined the stability of the slope. The slope is situated between the Keck Center Building and La Jolla Shores Drive with vegetation to the south and the Southwest Fisheries Science Center (SWFSC) to the north. Scope of work
would include installation of temporary orange construction fencing at the top of slope and around the construction work area. Two temporary signs would be installed at the top of slope indicating slope restoration work in progress. Reconstruction of the slope would include grading and excavation of unsuitable material and infill of suitable material with compacted engineered fill. Once the slope is reconstruction, temporary irrigation and revegetation would be installed to stabilize the slope. The project would restore and enhance the habitat area of the project site by revegetating the disturbed area with native plant species.
West of La Jolla Shores Dr and East of Keck Center Building
Notice of Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
Based on the above project description, the La Jolla Shores Slope Repair project is
classified as exempt from the provisions of CEQA under Section 15333 Small Habitat Restoration Projects. The project activities fall under Class 33 because the project is less than 5 acres and would not result in impacts that are significant when viewed in connection with the current project. None of the exceptions to an exemption apply.