Temporary Placement of 12 Sediment Traps in the San Diego Bay

Summary

SCH Number
2020020251
Lead Agency
San Diego Unified Port District
Document Title
Temporary Placement of 12 Sediment Traps in the San Diego Bay
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
2/12/2020
Project Applicant
John Carter

Document Description
The proposed project involves the temporary placement of 12 sediment traps on the floor of San Diego Bay for approximately three months to collect suspended sediment for chemical analysis. The sediment traps will not impact the public's ability to access San Diego Bay and will not be placed in eelgrass. Following retrieval of the sediment traps, the sediment would undergo chemical analysis to better understand the ways sediment moves in San Diego Bay with the goal of improving water quality. Due to its nature and limited scope, placement and retrieval of the sediment traps would generate a minor amount of vehicle trips and would require limited use of equipment. Therefore, impacts related to air quality, greenhouse gas emissions, and transportation and traffic are not anticipated to occur. Furthermore, the Applicant would be responsible for complying with all applicable federal, state, and local laws regarding construction demolition debris, hazards and hazardous materials, and stormwater.

Contact Information
Maggie Weber
San Diego Unified Port District
3165 Pacific Highway
San Diego, CA 92101

Phone : (619) 686-6598

Location

Cities
Chula Vista Coronado Imperial Beach National City San Diego
Counties
San Diego
Other Location Info
San Diego Bay

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15306
Reasons for Exemption
The proposed project is determined to be Categorically Exempt pursuant to the CEQA Guidelines and the Section of the District's Guidelines for Compliance with CEQA as identified above. This is appropriate for the proposed project because it is for the purpose of basic data collection, research, experimental management, and resource evaluation activities which would not result in a serious or major disturbance to an environmental resource. See NOE for Full Details.

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
2020020251_2020-020 Temporary Placement of 12 Sediment Traps in San Diego Bay NOE   PDF 777 K

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