Topanga Lagoon PCH Geotechnical Borings


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Document Title
Topanga Lagoon PCH Geotechnical Borings
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The project proposes geotechnical borings at 2 locations within Topanga State Park, and at 2 locations within Caltrans right-of-way along Pacific Coast Highway in the City of Malibu, to inform the design of the Topanga Lagoon Restoration Project. The borings will be conducted using equipment with limited potential for ground disturbance. Also, vegetation trimming would occur where necessary for access.

Contact Information

John Ota
Agency Name
California Department of Parks and Recreation, Angeles District
Job Title
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Malibu, Unincorporated Area
Los Angeles
Southern California
Cross Streets
Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) and Topanga Canyon Boulevard
State Highways
PCH and State Route 27
Pacific Ocean and Topanga Lagoon

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 4; California Code of Regulation, title 14, section 15304 and Class 6; CCR, title 14, section 6
Reasons for Exemption
No potential for significant impacts to the environment is anticipated in compliance with CEQA §15300.2. If the project is implemented as indicated within the CDPR Project Evaluation Form, including conditions provided by CDPR staff, it is exempt under the Departmental List of Exempt Activities established under the authority of CEQA §15300.4 as: Class: 4: Section 15304 – Minor public alterations in the condition of land and vegetation which do not involve removal of healthy, mature, scenic trees. Class: 6: Section: 15306 – Soils and structural engineering tests


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