Highlands Park Public Access Pier, Docks and viewing platforms

Summary

SCH Number
2021030121
Public Agency
Lake County
Document Title
Highlands Park Public Access Pier, Docks and viewing platforms
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
3/4/2021

Document Description
The project proposes to replace the existing public access pier/dock system at Highlands Park and construct a new public access pier with docks, motorized and non-motorized boat slips and viewing platforms. The pier, dock and associated structures will replace the existing structures. This project includes the installation of 32 pilings along the pier. This project is associated with the Master Plan to Revitalize Highlands Park in Clearlake, CA.

Contact Information
Tracy Cline
County of Lake Community Development Department
Lead/Public Agency
255 N. Forbes Street
Lakeport, CA 95453

Phone : (707) 263-2221
tracy.cline@lakecountyca.gov
Mark Roberts
City of Clearlake
Project Applicant
14050 Olympic Drive
Clearlake, CA 95422

Phone : (707) 994-8201
mroberts@clearlake.ca.us

Location

Cities
Clearlake
Counties
Lake
Regions
Countywide
Zip
95422
Parcel #
040-009-21

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 1 Replacement or Reconstruction - 15302 (b)
Reasons for Exemption
Class 1 (15302(b)) – Replacement or Reconstruction. The project proposes to replace the existing public access pier/dock system at Highlands Park and construct a new public access pier with docks, motorized and non-motorized boat slips and viewing platforms. The pier, dock and associated structures will replace the existing structures. This project includes the installation of 32 pilings along the pier. This project is associated with the Master Plan to Revitalize Highlands Park in Clearlake, CA. Although a larger planning effort has been completed by the City of Clearlake, the County of Lake has jurisdiction over permitting of lakebed structures. Biological and wetland surveys were completed (Nov. 2017) as part of the Master Planning process. No wetlands occur in the survey area above the High Water Mark of Clear Lake where the docks and pilings will be installed. Additionally, no aquatic vegetation was present along the shoreline where the pier will be installed. This project meets the criteria for the categorical exemption because the structure will replace an existing structure, no littoral vegetation will be removed and all work in the lake will occur between October 15 and December 31. The project will not result in significant adverse environmental effects to wetlands or riparian habitats. The Lake County Community Development Department has determined that the project will not have a significant effect on the environment and is, therefore, exempt from the provisions of CEQA.
County Clerk
Lake

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
NOE - Highlands Park Pier and Dock - 03-02-21   PDF 241 K

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