Visitor Center Parking Lot


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Document Title
Visitor Center Parking Lot
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
California State Parks proposes to conduct soil tests at Calaveras Big Trees State Park to create a geotechnical report to determine the feasibility of expanding an existing parking lot. Work will use a track-mounted drill rig equipped with hollow stem or solid-flight augers, to drill up to five (5) exploratory borings within the area of the proposed expansion. Borings will range from 5-ft to 10-ft deep and representative soil samples will be recorded for future analysis. Borings will be backfilled with the excavated material and any excess drill fluids and/or cuttings will be contained in 55-gallon drums and disposed of at a licensed disposal facility.

Contact Information

Andrew Collum
Agency Name
California State Parks, Central Valley District
Job Title
Environmental Scientist
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant / Parties Undertaking Project


Northern California
Other Location Info
Calaveras Big Trees State Park

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301, 15304, & 15306
Reasons for Exemption
Project consists of the operation or minor alteration of existing public or private structures, facilities or topographical features involving negligible or no expansion of use beyond current levels; the minor public or private alterations in the condition of land, water, and/or vegetation which do not involve removal of healthy, mature, scenic trees except for forestry or agricultural resources; and basic data collection, research, and resource evaluation activities which do not result in a serious or major disturbance to an environmental resource included as "Soils and structural engineering tests" in the Department of Parks and Recreation's list of exempt activities in accordance with CCR §15300.4.


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