Beneficial Reuse of Excavated Material


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB)
Document Title
Beneficial Reuse of Excavated Material
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The purpose of this project is to complete the design phase for placing up to 3.5 million cubic yards of excavated material from construction of the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) BART Silicon Valley Phase II (BSVII) Project’s approximate 5-mile-long tunnel and other excavation sites into several former salt production ponds around South San Francisco Bay to raise pond bottoms for the purpose of accelerating tidal marsh habitat restoration. WCB Project Tracker ID: 2023164.

Contact Information

Rebecca J. Fris
Agency Name
Department of Fish and Wildlife, Wildlife Conservation Board
Job Title
Deputy Executive Director
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Santa Clara
Other Location Info
The Project planning area consists of the Pond A8 Complex (consisting of Ponds A5, A7, A8, and A8S), A12, and A13 at the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge in Santa Clara County, California.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Section 15262, Feasibility and Planning Studies
Reasons for Exemption
Project involves only environmental analysis or planning studies for possible future actions which the agency, board, or commission has not approved, adopted, or funded.


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