TDRPD 3 Piers Replacement


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2 (CDFW)
Document Title
TDRPD 3 Piers Replacement
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The project is limited to the removal and replacement of three piers on Donner Lake. The piers are identified as pier 15, pier 21, and pier 29. The dilapidated piers will be replaced in approximately the same footprints. The work will be conducted during low water conditions and Best Management Practices (BMP) will be implemented to prevent water quality impacts. The project sites will be accessed using an amphibious vehicle. The amphibious vehicle will also be used to transport materials and drive the piles. A 6-foot, by 6-foot steel landing mat will be used for any soil deformation greater than 3-inches deep, to protect water quality and prevent pumping of excess soil moisture. Piers 21 and 29 will have a 3-foot, by 6-foot, by 3-foot concrete foundation to anchor the new piers to the upland shoreline. Pier 15 will have 3-foot, by 4.5-foot, by 3-foot foundation. The piers consist of a 6-foot width design, steel joists and girders, Trex decking and fascia, 10 ¾-inch diameter steel piles, concrete landings not to exceed 90-cubic-feet, and side-mounted access ladders. Pier 15 will be 36-feet long, 6-feet wide and will had a 10-foot ramp. Pier 21 will be 38-feet long and 6-feet wide. Pier 29 will be 50-feet long and 6-feet wide.

Contact Information

Zach Kearns
Agency Name
Department of Fish and Wildlife
Job Title
Environmental Scientist
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Northern California
Other Location Info
The project is located at Donner Lake.
Other Information
Pier 15: Latitude 39.325029, Longitude -120.271811, Pier 21: Latitude 39.325980, Longitude -120.267782, Pier 29: Latitude 39.327797, Longitude -120.260617.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Type – Class (2 & 4); California Code of Regulations, title 14, sections (15304)
Reasons for Exemption
The project is exempt under section 15302 because it involves the replacement of existing structures that will substantially have the same purpose and capacity as the structure replaced. The project is exempt under section 15304 because it involves minor alterations to land which do not involve the removal of healthy, mature, or scenic trees.
County Clerk


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