Black Lake Wetland Enhancement (Project) (Lake or Streambed Alteration Agreement No. EPIMS-SLO-28566-R4) Amendment 1

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SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW)
Document Title
Black Lake Wetland Enhancement (Project) (Lake or Streambed Alteration Agreement No. EPIMS-SLO-28566-R4) Amendment 1
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has executed Amendment 01 to Streambed Alteration Agreement number EPIMS-SLO-28566-R4, issued to The Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo County. The Project includes activities related to the enhancement of perennial Black Lake, a coastal dune freshwater pond. Activities include the removal of sediment and recontour of banks, treatment of invasive vegetation, and revegetation with special status native plant species. Amendment 01 specifies that a pontoon excavator may be refueled at water’s edge, in a designated refueling station, which contains all equipment and materials necessary for immediate spill response. A monitor will be present to observe refueling and ensure rapid implementation of a spill response plan. All other vehicles and equipment shall be refueled and lubricated at least 100 feet away from the stream.

Contact Information

Megan Rooney
Agency Name
Job Title
Environmental Scientist
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Luis Obispo
Northern California
Other Information
The Project is located within the greater Guadalupe-Nipomo Dune Complex (GNDC), west of Highway 1, south of the City of Arroyo Grande, San Luis Obispo County, California; Section 00, Township 12 North, Range 34, 35, and 36 East; US Geological Survey (USGS) 7.5 Minute Quad Arroyo Grande; Assessor’s Parcel Numbers 075-261-005, 075-261-006, 091-141-013, 075-301-015; GPS coordinates 35.057699, -120.603186

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Public Resources Code section 21080.56 (Statutory Exemption for Restoration Projects, “SERP”)
Reasons for Exemption
CDFW originally approved the Lake and Streambed Alteration Agreement relying on the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) statutory exemption for restoration projects (SERP) (Cal. Pub. Res. Code, § 21080.56). Evidence in support of that determination is set forth in the County of San Luis Obispo’s February 15, 2023, CEQA SERP Lead Agency Determinations for the Project and the CDFW CEQA Statutory Exemption for Restoration Projects Concurrence Number 21080.56-2023-021-R4. CDFW has determined that the Project meets the qualifying criteria set forth in section 21080.56, subdivisions (a) through (d), inclusive. CDFW has determined that the Project as described in Amendment 01 continues to meet the qualifying criteria set forth in section 21080.56.


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