Beacon's Cliff Monitoring (22/23-SD-01)


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Document Title
Beacon's Cliff Monitoring (22/23-SD-01)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The project will install sensors into the bluff above Beacon’s State Beach to monitor site conditions and deformation with the ultimate goal of determining the feasibility of an early warning system to forecast dangerous landslides and rockfalls that will occur at the site. The project will be a three-year research project whose goals are to detect deformations in the cliff formation that are associated with varying patterns of rain, soil moisture, vibration, wave activity, and tidal cycles. The monitoring will provide an understanding of linkages, if any, among these observables and movements of the cliff face and support the development of a plan that could lead to the forecast of slope failures based on real-time data from these sensors.

Contact Information

Marya Ahmad
Agency Name
CA Department of Parks and Recreation - San Diego Coast District
Job Title
District Environmental Coordinator
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Diego
Southern California
Cross Streets
Neptune Ave & W. Leucadia Blvd.
Other Location Info
Leucadia State Beach

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 6: Section 15306
Reasons for Exemption
No potential for significant impact to the environment is anticipated in compliance with CEQA §15300.4. If the project is implemented as indicated within the CDPR Project Evaluation Form, then it is exempt under CEQA §15306–Information Collection: The action falls under the Departmental List of Exempt activities according to CEQA §15300.4 as Class 6, Section 15306 “Information Collection”.
County Clerk
San Diego


Notice of Exemption

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