Santa Barbara Kelp Restoration reef


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Coast Region 3 (RWQCB)
Document Title
Santa Barbara Kelp Restoration reef
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The purpose of the Santa Barbara Kelp Restoration Reef – Goleta Study Site is to build a small pilot project artificial reef off the coast of Goleta, up coast of the pier in 37 ft water depth. This reef is intended to provide a habitat for fish and invertebrates and substrate for sessile invertebrate and algae including the giant kelp Macrocystis.

Contact Information

April Woods
Agency Name
Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board
Job Title
Environmental Scientist
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Responsible Agency


Santa Barbara
Northern California
Pacific Ocean

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
The project will cover less than 0.01 acres of uninhabited sandy ocean bottom and will have no significant effect on the environment.
County Clerk
Santa Barbara


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