Manhattan Beach Dune Restoration Project

Summary

SCH Number
2020010087
Lead Agency
Coastal Conservancy, California State (California State Coastal Conservancy)
Document Title
Manhattan Beach Dune Restoration Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
1/7/2020
Project Applicant
Santa Monica Bay Restoration Foundation D.B.A. The Bay Foundation
Present Land Use
Beach Access/ Sand

Document Description
Notice of Exemption

Contact Information
Emely Lopez
State Coastal Conservancy
1515 Clay St. 10th floor
Oakland, CA 94612-1401

Phone : (510) 286-0342
Fax : (510) 286-0470
emely.lopez@scc.ca.gov

Location

Coordinates
33°53'44.3"N 118°25'4.5"W
Cities
Manhattan Beach
Counties
Los Angeles
Regions
Southern California
Zip
90266
Total Acres
3

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15333
Reasons for Exemption
The proposed project is categorically exempt from CEQA review under CEQA Guidelines Section 15333 as a small habitat restoration project of less than five acres that assures the maintenance, restoration, enhancement, or protection of habitat for fish, plants, or wildlife. This project consists of the utilization of existing sediments to passively restore and transform approximately 3 acres of sandy beach habitat into a sustainable coastal strand and dune habitat complex. The project does not involve moving any sediment to or from outside of the project site, and will only involve hand labor without the use of mechanical tools. There are no rare or endangered species located at the project site; accordingly, consistent with CEQA Guidelines Section 15333(a), there would be no significant adverse impact on endangered, rare or threatened species or their habitat. Consistent with CEQA Guidelines Section 15333(b), there are no hazardous materials at or around the project site that would be disturbed or moved. Finally, this project is a stand-alone project, and consistent with CEQA Guidelines Section 15333(c), will not result in impacts that are significant when viewed in connection with the effects of past projects, the effects of other current projects, and the effects of probable future projects. The project would result in a beneficial impact on wildlife. Upon approval, staff will file a Notice of Exemption that this proposed project is exempt from CEQA.
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