SIO MarFac Dredging


SCH Number
Public Agency
University of California San Diego
Document Title
SIO MarFac Dredging
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The University of California Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) is proposing to conduct maintenance dredging at the SIO Nimitz Marine Facility (MarFac) berthing wharf and pier. Dredging is needed within the approach channel and at the pier and berthing wharf in order to maintain adequate navigational and berthing depths for research vessels. Sediments from the project are proposed for nearshore disposal at an approved Coronado Beach disposal site, located offshore of Coronado Beach on Navy property.

Contact Information

Alison Buckley
Agency Name
University of California, San Diego/Scripps
Job Title
Senior Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Diego
San Diego
Southern California

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15304: Minor Alterations to Land
Reasons for Exemption
The project is Categorically Exempt under Class 15304 (g): Minor Alterations to Land which consists of minor public or private alterations in the condition of land, water, and/or vegetation, including maintenance dredging where the spoil is deposited in a spoil area authorized by all applicable local, State, and Federal regulatory agencies.


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