Geotechnical Services Investigation


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Document Title
Geotechnical Services Investigation
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The purpose of this project is to facilitate geotechnical services that will evaluate the subsurface conditions at Marconi Conference Center State Historic Park’s wastewater disposal area and develop recommendations for possible system improvements. Work will consist of the following: • Use a tracked mini excavator to dig 6 to 10 exploratory test pits within key areas identified during site reconnaissance; • Use a hand auger to excavate 4 to 8 auger borings at various locations; • Obtain representative samples from the exploratory test pits and borings; • Log the excavations in accordance with the Unified Soil Classification System and/or USDA Texture Soil Classification; • Backfill all excavations with excavated soil; and • Perform field percolation/infiltration testing at various locations and elevations.

Contact Information

Caitlin Powers
Agency Name
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Job Title
Environmental Coordinator
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Northern California, San Francisco Bay Area
State Highways

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 6 Section 15306
Reasons for Exemption
Project consists of basic data collection, research, and resource evaluation activities which do not result in a serious or major disturbance to an environmental resource and is listed as “Percolation tests” and “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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