Beach and Coast Accessibility Program


SCH Number
Public Agency
California State Coastal Conservancy (SCC)
Document Title
Beach and Coast Accessibility Program
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Notice of exemption for Coastal Conservancy approval of grant funding. The Beach and Coast Accessibility Program provides a $250,000 grant to the nonprofit organization Orange County Coast Keeper to provide small grants to nonprofits, public entities, and tribes for the purchase of beach wheelchairs and other accessibility equipment to increase access to the coast for people with disabilities.

Contact Information

Greg Gauthier
Agency Name
State Coastal Conservancy
Job Title
Deputy Regional Manager | South Coast Region
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Alameda, Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, Contra Costa, Del Norte, El Dorado, Fresno, Glenn, Humboldt, Imperial, Inyo, Kern, Kings, Lake, Lassen, Los Angeles, Madera, Marin, Mariposa, Mendocino, Merced, Modoc, Mono, Monterey, Napa, Nevada, Orange, Placer, Plumas, Riverside, Sacramento, San Benito, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, San Mateo, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, Tulare, Tuolumne, Ventura, Yolo, Yuba
Other Location Info
This program is available statewide for use on the California Coast.
Other Information
Specific locations are to be based on where requests for program equipment come from.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
14 Cal. Code of Regulations (CEQA Guidelines) Section 15301
Reasons for Exemption
All projects funded through this program will take place at existing beach and coast facilities that currently accommodate many users. The new and repaired wheelchairs, walkers, and other low-tech equipment will facilitate safe access by certain beach users as part of the operation of those beaches and will not expand current use of these beach facilities.
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