California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2
Private Dock/Seawall Repair
NOE - Notice of Exemption
1) Excavation of a footing for a concrete curb at the base of an existing seawall protecting the lakeside property from degradation due to significant wave action from the reservoir. The footing will be excavated into the existing exposed bedrock of the lakebed at the base of the seawall during seasonal low water levels. All rock debris from the excavation will be placed into materials bags and transported by mini
excavator to a floating barge anchored adjacent to the project site. The rock debris will then be transported to a marina and offloaded to be sent to an off-site disposal facility. 2) Temporary installation of concrete forms for the poured curb. The overall size of the curb at the base of the seawall will range from eighteen (18) inches wide by eighteen (18) inches high to eighteen (18) inches wide by sixty (60) inches in height. 3) Pouring of the concrete curb. All concrete will be pumped by hose from a pumping truck parked on the street in front of the residence. All cleanout of the pumping truck and cement delivery trucks will be contained in washout basins delivered to the site. 4) A mini excavator will be delivered to the site via a floating barge and will be used only on that portion of the project area consisting of exposed bedrock. All other construction related vehicles will be parked on a residential street, landward of the project site. Construction of the concrete forms for the curbing will be
done using hand tools.
The project is located at Tulloch Reservoir, in the County of Calaveras, State of
California; 870 Bret Harte Drive, Copperopolis, CA 95228.
Notice of Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Type – Class (1, 4); California Code of Regulations, title 14, sections (15301 and 15304)
Reasons for Exemption
Class 1 because the existing structure will be repaired within the exact same footprint with no expansion of the existing seawall to impact the lakebed. Class 4 because the project consists of a minor alteration of land which does not involve the removal of healthy, mature, scenic trees.
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