Vegetation Removal Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Half Moon Bay
Document Title
Vegetation Removal Project
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Document Description
The project involves vegetation maintenance (e.g., removing trees and brush) within PG&E’s existing rights-of-way that contain a high-pressure natural gas transmission pipeline. The purpose of the project is to protect the structural integrity of the existing natural gas pipeline, which could be damaged by the roots of trees and woody brush. Additionally, the project is necessary to improve emergency access and allow for routine leak surveys, which are also necessary to maintain natural gas pipeline integrity. PG&E proposes to remove 68 trees and 100 brush units1 from the Northeast Work Area and 11 trees and 15 brush units from the Southwest Work Area. Vegetation maintenance activities are anticipated to require up to 3 weeks. Project activities would typically be conducted during daylight hours Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Project activities would generally be confined to the existing ROW and staging areas. One occurrence of night work may be required to facilitate the removal of a limited number of trees that would require crews to utilize the eastbound lane of SR-92. Vegetation would be cut to no more than 6 inches above ground level. All vegetation would be removed by crews using hand tools, including chainsaws, loppers, shovels, rakes, and weed whackers, with support from a mini excavator and/or rubber-tracked skid steer and a truck-pulled chipper. No new roads or grading is proposed, and vehicles would be limited to existing roads and disturbed areas.

Contact Information

Douglas Garrison
Agency Name
City of Half Moon Bay
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
Pacific Gas and Electric Company
Contact Types
Project Applicant


Half Moon Bay
San Mateo
Parcel #
056-260-180, 056-260-190, 056-270-050 056-260-080
State Highways

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Coastal Commission (CCC), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR), California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Francisco Bay Region 2 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC), State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality
Development Types
Other (Vegetation Management )
Local Actions
Coastal Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Geology/Soils, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Transportation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire


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