City of Hermosa Beach Municipal Pier Structural Repairs and Electrical Upgrades


SCH Number
Public Agency
City of Hermosa Beach
Document Title
City of Hermosa Beach Municipal Pier Structural Repairs and Electrical Upgrades
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The Project involves necessary structural repairs and electrical upgrades to support continued use and function of the Hermosa Beach Pier (Pier) in the City of Hermosa Beach, CA. The Pier is located at 1 Pier Avenue, Hermosa Beach, CA, and is a public resource that provides public access for ocean viewing and recreational fishing. Modifications to repair the existing Pier structure are required to maintain safe public access and function of the Pier, and electrical upgrades are proposed to improve the existing lighting and power at the Pier. The Pier is subject to natural wear due to weather and wave action, and structural repairs to piles, pile caps (bents), and the deck are needed to maintain a safe and operational Pier for public use.

Contact Information

Michelle Licata
Agency Name
City of Hermosa Beach
Job Title
Assistant Engineer
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Hermosa Beach
Los Angeles
Cross Streets
1 Pier Avenue, Hermosa Beach, CA
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
California Highway 1
Hermosa Valley School; Mira Costa High School
Pacific Ocean

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 1 Section 15301: Existing Facilities; and Class 2 Section 15302: Replacement or Reconstruction
Reasons for Exemption
The proposed Project meets the criteria for the Class 1 exemption as the Project includes electrical upgrades, structural repairs, and reconstruction of portions of the existing Pier. The proposed Project improvements meet the criteria for the Class 2 exemption, as the Project would include the replacement and reconstruction of existing electrical systems that provide lighting to the existing Pier. The Project qualifies for a combination of Class 1 and Class 2 Categorical Exemptions from CEQA under Sections 15301 and 15302 of the CEQA Guidelines. The environmental review and documentation reported above did not identify any significant effects that would occur from the Project, and the exceptions listed in Section 15300.2 of the CEQA Guidelines were found not to apply to the Project.
County Clerk
Los Angeles


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