Atlas Wind – Geotechnical and Benthic Sampling Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality
Document Title
Atlas Wind – Geotechnical and Benthic Sampling Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The purpose of the Project is to collect data that would inform engineering and routing of offshore export cables, development of a geological ground model, and provide data for the Marine Archaeological Resource Assessment, Marine Site Investigation Report, and benthic and essential fish habitat (EFH) assessments prepared for subsequent permitting for the development of an offshore wind farm.

Contact Information

Alex Lopez
Agency Name
State Waterboards
Job Title
Environmental Scientist
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Julia Lewis
Agency Name
Atlas Offshore Wind LLC (Atlas Wind)
Job Title
Head of Permitting
Contact Types
Project Applicant


San Luis Obispo
Southern California
Other Location Info
In the Pacific Ocean, off the coasts of Morro Bay and the Diablo Canyon Power Plant, San Luis Obispo County, California

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Information Collection (15306)
Reasons for Exemption
The project consists of basic data collection leading to a potential action which a public agency has not yet approved and will not result in major disturbance to an environmental resource. No exceptions to the exemption apply.


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