Letter of Non-Objection to Conduct Research and Educational Activities


SCH Number
Public Agency
California State Lands Commission (SLC)
Document Title
Letter of Non-Objection to Conduct Research and Educational Activities
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Request to conduct research and educational activities to generate data on population and community dynamics, changing ocean conditions and effects on marine organisms, ecosystem functioning, ecology, physiology, acidification, larval dispersal and settlement, phytoplankton blooms, upwelling, anomalies / rare events, and populations expansions.

Contact Information

Ninette Lee
Agency Name
CA State Lands Commission
Job Title
Public Land Manager
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Northern California
Other Location Info
Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary at Bodega Marine Reserve, Pacific Ocean, offshore of Sonoma County

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
CLASS 6, INFORMATION COLLECTION (Cal. Code Regs., tit. 2, § 2905, subd. (e)(3) and (e)(5))
Reasons for Exemption
Issuance of a letter of non-objection to conduct scientific studies will only cause a minor physical change in the environment and will not change existing activities in the area. There are no unusual circumstances surrounding the project that will result in significant environmental impacts. Therefore, the project will not have a significant effect on the environment and the above categorical exemption applies.


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