SIO Mt. Soledad Research Station - EPCAPE Mobile Observatory Research


SCH Number
Public Agency
University of California San Diego
Document Title
SIO Mt. Soledad Research Station - EPCAPE Mobile Observatory Research
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
UC San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) proposes to demolish the 3,600-square-foot “Laboratory 1” building at 7071 Via Capri at its Mt. Soledad Research Station and use the existing concrete slab foundation as a platform, or “research pad”, for flexible deployment of field research instruments for atmospheric and geophysical data collection and remote sensing/observation of ocean conditions. The planned Eastern Pacific Cloud Aerosol Precipitation Experiment (EPCAPE) would be the first research project to utilize the research pad starting in February of 2023, for a one-year term. The EPCAPE mobile observatory research project would temporarily place containers on the existing slab foundation to house and support sensitive research equipment.

Contact Information

Alison Buckley
Agency Name
UC San Diego
Job Title
Senior Environmental Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


La Jolla
San Diego
Southern California
Cross Streets
La Jolla Scenic Drive and Soledad Park Rd
Total Acres
8825 square feet

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 15301: Existing Facilities(l) and Class 15304: Minor Alterations to Land(e)
Reasons for Exemption
The project is exempt from CEQA under Class 1: Existing Facilities demolition and removal of individual small structures/single-family residence, involving negligible or no expansion of existing or former use. In addition, the project is exempt from CEQA under Class 4: Minor Alterations to Land which consists of minor temporary use of land having negligible or no permanent effects on the environment.


Notice of Exemption

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