Ballona Creek Trash Capture Project Geotechnical Investigation


SCH Number
Public Agency
Los Angeles County Department of Public Works (DPW)
Document Title
Ballona Creek Trash Capture Project Geotechnical Investigation
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
This California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Notice of Exemption (NOE) is pertaining to the Geotechnical Investigations (Investigation) as part of the Ballona Creek Trash Capture Project (Project). Los Angeles County Public Works (Public Works) has proposed to construct and install a trash diversion and capture system (proposed Project) within Ballona Creek, in the City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California. However, prior to the construction and installation of the proposed Project, Investigation is required in order to characterize the underlying soil and groundwater conditions to provide design and construction recommendations as well as to support environmental permits for the Project. The Investigation would consist of Cone Penetration Tests (CPTs), hollow stem auger (HSA) borings, mud rotary (MR) borings, installation of temporary groundwater monitoring and pumping wells, and pump test for dewatering recommendations. The Investigation would be conducted at the terminus of Alla Road, north of its intersection with West Jefferson Boulevard and east of Lincoln Boulevard. Specifically, the Investigation would take place within Ballona Creek. Additionally, groundwater and monitoring wells would be installed along the existing Ballona Creek Bicycle Path on the north levee, within Ballona Creek, and along the access road at the south levee. The Investigation would not result in significant impacts to the Project site.

Contact Information

Carolina T Hernandez
Agency Name
Los Angeles County Public Works
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant / Parties Undertaking Project


Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Southern California
Cross Streets
Ballona Creek at Alla Road

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 6, Section 15306
Reasons for Exemption
The proposed geotechnical investigation includes data collection activities to support information gathering purposes and study leading to an action which has not yet been approved, adopted, or funded. The proposed geotechnical investigation would not result in a serious or major disturbance to an environmental resource, including but not limited to resources of critical concern, historical resources, scenic highways, or hazardous waste sites.
County Clerk
Los Angeles


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