Año Nuevo Staging Area Upgrade


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Document Title
Año Nuevo Staging Area Upgrade
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Complete upgrades at the Staging Area at Año Nuevo State Park to provide a park visitors with a larger area of shelter from inclement weather and allow for larger interpretative tours and talks. Work will: •Remove and dispose of the old interpretive shelter and two (2) existing porta-johns; •Remove three (3) pine trees, one (1) each 20-inch, 32-inch, and 38-inch; •Excavate to level to place a new 468 sq. ft. interpretive shelter; •Excavate to install a new precast concrete two-stall vault toilet;. •Excavate an approx. 12-inch W x 24-inch D x 350-foot long trench to install a new gas line from an existing propane tank to the interpretive shelter; •Build a new staging area on grade; and •Increase vehicle turnaround area to meet current fire code.

Contact Information

Linda Hitchcock
Agency Name
Department of Parks and Recreation
Job Title
Senior Park and Recreation Specialist
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


unincorporated area
San Mateo

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301, 15302, 15303, & 15304
Reasons for Exemption
Project consists of operation, repair, and maintenance of existing public or private structures, facilities or topographical features, involving negligible or no expansion of use beyond current levels; the replacement or reconstruction of existing structures and facilities where the new structure will be located on the same site as the structure replaced and will have substantially the same purpose and capacity as the structure replaced; construction and location of limited numbers of new, small facilities and structures and minor public or private alterations in the condition of land and/or vegetation which do not involve removal of healthy, mature, scenic trees.


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