Big Basin Water System Improvements


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Document Title
Big Basin Water System Improvements
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The project will provide necessary upgrades to the Big Basin Water Treatment Plant {WTP) in Big Basin Redwoods State Park to allow for the continued supply of potable water for park staff and visitors. Work will: • Remove soil from the road adjacent to the WTP and install 12" of aggregate base; • Excavate to pour a 12' by 20' concrete pad along the north side of the WTP for access; • Remove the existing deteriorated wooden retaining wall; and • Install a 50ft long by 2' to 4' high rock retaining wall.

Contact Information

Sheila Branon
Agency Name
Department of Parks and Recreation
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Santa Cruz
Cross Streets
Big Basin Redwoods State Park

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301, 2, 3, & 4 - Class 1, 2, 3, & 4
Reasons for Exemption
Project consists of the repair and maintenance of an existing public or private structures involving negligible or no expansion of use beyond current levels; the replacement or reconstruction of existing structures and facilities where the new structure will be located on the same site as the structure replaced and will have substantially the same purpose and capacity as the structure replaced; the construction and location of limited numbers of new, small facilities; and minor public or private alterations in the condition of land and/or vegetation which do not involve removal of healthy, mature, scenic trees, except for forestry purposes.


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