Tidelands Use and Occupancy Permit to Sunken Seaweed, LLC for Shellfish and Seaweed Farming System

Summary

SCH Number
2020040036
Lead Agency
San Diego Unified Port District
Document Title
Tidelands Use and Occupancy Permit to Sunken Seaweed, LLC for Shellfish and Seaweed Farming System
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
4/3/2020

Document Description
The proposed project is a Tidelands Use and Occupancy Permit (TUOP) to Sunken Seaweed, LLC (Tenant) for their continued use of approximately 4,422 square feet (sq ft) of water area adjacent to Grape Street Pier No. 1 located in the city of San Diego, California. The area proposed for use under this TUOP is currently and is proposed to be used only and exclusively for the purpose of a shellfish and seaweed pilot farming system, and for no other purpose whatsoever without the prior written consent of the Executive Director of District in each instance. The Tenant would be responsible for compliance with all laws and regulations associated with the activities on or in connection with the above described premises, and in all uses thereof, including those regulating stormwater and hazardous materials, as well as acquiring necessary permits from relevant resource agencies, such as the Army Corps of Engineers and the Regional Water Quality Control Board. See NOE for full Project Description.

Contact Information
Lily Tsukayama
San Diego Unified Port District
3165 Pacific Highway
San Diego, CA 92101

Phone : (619) 686-8199

Location

Cities
San Diego
Counties
San Diego
Cross Streets
Grape Street Pier, No. 1, San Diego, CA 92101

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Existing Facilities (SG § 15301) (Class 1), New Construction or Conversion of Small Structures (SG § 15303) (Class 3), M
Reasons for Exemption
The proposed project is determined to be Categorically Exempt pursuant to California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines Sections 15301 (Existing Facilities), 15303 (New Construction or Conversion of Small Structures), 15304 (Minor Alterations to Land) and/or 15306 (Information Collection) and Sections 3.a (1), 3.c (1)(2), 3.d., and/or 3.f of the District's Guidelines for Compliance with CEQA because the project involves operation of a small-scale seaweed and shellfish farm on Grape Street Pier No.1, and would involve negligible expansion of use beyond the existing uses at Grape Street Pier No. 1; would not have an occupancy load of 30 or more; would include placement of minor structures accessory to an existing facility; and would also collect data and information on environmental factors and conditions around the farm, and a/so on the viability of seaweed and shellfish aquaculture in San Diego Bay without resulting in a serious or major disturbance to environmental resources. It would not result in any significant cumulative impacts due to the minor impacts of the operation and small number of employees, and would not result in a serious or major disturbance to an environmental resource. Sections 3.a (1)(3), 3.c (1)(2), 3.d., and 3.f of the District's CEQA Guidelines are as follows: See NOE for full Reasons why project is exempt.

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
2020040036_Tidelands Use and Occupancy Permit to Sunken Seaweed   PDF 2465 K

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