Russian Gulch Waterline – Geotech Investigation


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Document Title
Russian Gulch Waterline – Geotech Investigation
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Conduct geotechnical investigations at Russian Gulch State Park to identify soil conditions underneath existing asphalt and gravel roads to allow for installation of new water and sewer lines. Work will use a truck-mounted drill, equipped with hollow-stem augers and/or mud rotary drilling equipment to drill up to six (6) exploratory borings in the vicinity of existing roads, ranging from 10-ft to 37-ft in depth. Representative soil samples will be recorded for future analysis and the borings will be back-filled with excavated materials with excess drill cuttings spread onsite.

Contact Information

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


Northern California
State Highways
Highway 1
Pacific Ocean
Other Location Info
Project sites are located within the boundaries of the park.

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 “Resource management projects” and “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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