Campground Entrance Road Repair - Geotech Investigation


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Document Title
Campground Entrance Road Repair - Geotech Investigation
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Perform exploratory borings within an existing roadway and adjacent eroded slope in Morro Strand State Beach that was damaged by the late winter storms of 2023. Findings from the tests will guide the future reconstruction of the road. Within the prism of the road, work will bore four (4) holes down to 25-ft deep and complete an additional hand auger boring in the adjacent eroded slope. A small representative soil sample will be recorded for future analysis and the holes will be backfilled with excavated soils and neat cement grout. Excess soil cuttings will be spread onsite and racked or smoothed to original grade. Borings in paved areas will be patched with black-dyed concrete. Drip pans will be installed below vehicles to capture leaking fluids and waddles will be placed around drilling equipment when not in use. If rain is predicted during drilling operations, BMPs to prevent soil run-off will be installed. In case of rain, stockpiled soil cuttings will be covered with visqueen and bermed around the perimeter.

Contact Information

Joel Bonilla
Agency Name
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Job Title
Environmental Coordinator
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Morro Bay
San Luis Obispo
Cross Streets
Trinidad St. / Beachcomber St.
State Highways
Highway 1
Pacific Ocean
Other Location Info
Project located within Morro Strand State Beach.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class: 1, 4 & 6 Section: 15301, 15304 & 15306
Reasons for Exemption
Project consists of the operation or minor alteration of existing public or private structures, facilities or topographical features involving negligible or no expansion of use beyond current levels; the minor public or private alterations in the condition of land and/or vegetation which do not include the removal of healthy, mature, scenic trees, and consists of basic data collection, research and resource evaluation activities which do not result in a serious or major disturbance to an environmental resource and is included as "Soils and structural engineering tests" in the Department of Parks and Recreation's list of exempt activities in accordance with CCR§15300.4.


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