PMTG2019-00090 Kuhnle Ranch Pipeline Site Major Grading Permit (ED20-117)


SCH Number
Lead Agency
San Luis Obispo County
Document Title
PMTG2019-00090 Kuhnle Ranch Pipeline Site Major Grading Permit (ED20-117)
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Document Description
Request by Kuhnle Properties Trust for a grading permit to allow for the remediation of approximately 0.87- acres of hydrocarbon impacted soil in four excavation areas. The project will include 5,200-cubic-yards of cut soil and 6,240-cubic-yards of fill soil on two parcels of 234-acres and 642-acres each. The excavated soil is intendedto be direct loaded onto trucks at each excavation location and will be hauled offsite to a permitted recycling/disposal facility. The proposed project is within the Agriculture land use category and is located 200 feet east of 2225 Highway 41, 3 miles south of the community of Shandon. The site is in the Shandon-Carrizo Sub Area of the North County Planning Area. The petroleum pipeline traverses the Kuhnle Ranch property in a northeast to southwest direction and includes an approximately 40-foot wide right of way. Soil excavation actives will be accomplished using conventional construction and earthmoving equipment. During excavation activities, non-hydrocarbon-impacted overburden will be segregated from impacted soil and used to backfill the project site. Impacted soils may be stockpiled onsite temporarily in staging areas near the excavation and moistened or converted as needed for dust and emissions control, and eventually hauled offsite. Temporary safety fencing will be installed as required around any open excavation and will be removed following backfilling activities. Disturbed areas will be seeded with erosion control seed mixture to promote revegetation of the disturbed area.

Contact Information

Katie Nall
Agency Name
County of San Luis Obispo Department of Planning and Building
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
Kuhnle Properties Trust
Contact Types
Project Applicant


San Luis Obispo
Southern California, Unincorporated
Cross Streets
Highway 41
Total Acres
234 and 642
Parcel #
017-251-072 and 037-301-002
State Highways
Shandon Unified School District
San Juan Creek & Indian Creek

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (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 5 (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), 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, Central Coast Region 3 (RWQCB), Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water
Development Types
Other (Remediation)
Local Actions
Grading Permit
Project Issues
Air Quality, Biological Resources, Vegetation, Wildlife


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