Geremia New Pier (Lake Alteration Agreement EPIMS Notification No. PLA-36135-R2)


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2 (CDFW)
Document Title
Geremia New Pier (Lake Alteration Agreement EPIMS Notification No. PLA-36135-R2)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The project consists of demolition and complete removal of an existing single use pier located in Carnelian Bay, CA on Lake Tahoe followed by construction of a new single use one hundred sixty-eight point four (168.4) foot long by ten (10) foot wide pier located at a residence in Homewood, CA on Lake Tahoe. The main causeway of the pier to be constructed, will be six (6) feet wide by approximately one hundred and fifty-six point five (156.5) feet in length with an attached pier head forty-five (45) feet in length by ten (10) feet in width. An adjustable catwalk three (3) feet in width by thirty (30) feet in length will be attached to one side of the pierhead and a twelve thousand (12,000) pound boatlift will be attached to the opposite side of the pierhead. The overall project will be limited to the following activities: 1) Installation of a turbidity and debris curtain surrounding the pier to be demolished. 2) Removal of the existing pier including all decking and support pilings. All work will be conducted via a barge mounted excavator and hand crews from the water side of the project area. 3) Off-site disposal for all debris associated with the demolished pier in an approved disposal facility. 4) Pile driving of eighteen (18) steel pipe pilings each eight and five eighths (8 5/8) inch diameter to support the main pier and pier head. 5) Pile driving of two (2) “H” pilings to support the boat lift attached to the pierhead. 6) Nine (9) square feet of fish habitat enhancements will be installed as rock/cobble pyramids under the causeway portion of the pier. All work will be conducted via barge mounted equipment. Supplies for construction and demolition debris will be transported to and from, and staged at, the two pier sites via a barge or amphibious vehicle.

Contact Information

Robert Hosea
Agency Name
California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Job Title
Environmental Scientist
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Northern California
Other Location Info
3600 Idlewild Way, Homewood & 6049 North Lake Blvd Carnelian Bay
Other Information
39.236344, -120.0667

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Type – Class (1, 3, 4); California Code of Regulations, title 14, sections (15301, 15303 and 15304)
Reasons for Exemption
Class 15301 because the project involves the demolition and removal of an existing structure (pier). Class 15303 because the project involves the construction of a small structure (pier) associated with an existing residence on the lake. Class 15304 because the project consists of a minor alteration of land which does not involve the removal of healthy, mature, scenic trees.
County Clerk


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