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December 2002 Agenda

The Hyatt Regency-Embarcadero
5 Embarcadero Center
San Francisco, CA 94111
(415) 788-1234


9:00 a.m.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2002

1. CALL TO ORDER.

2. ROLL CALL.

ENERGY, OCEAN RESOURCES and WATER QUALITY

3. ENERGY, OCEAN RESOURCES and WATER QUALITY REPORT. Report by the Deputy Director on permit waivers, emergency permits, immaterial amendments & extensions, matters not requiring public hearings, and status report on offshore oil & gas exploration & development. (JCK-SF)

a. Briefing on Proposal to Upgrade Morro Bay Power Plant. Report by Commission staff and possible action under §30413(d) of Coastal Act on Duke Energy’s Application For Certification to California Energy Commission to modernize power plant by removing generating units and constructing units at Morro Bay Power Plant to expand capacity from 1002 to 1200 megawatts of electrical generation, Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo County. (TRL-SF) [Staff Recommendation APPROVED]

b. Coastal Conservancy Enhancement Plan Approval. Commission determination of conformity with the Coastal Act of the Coastal Conservancy enhancement plan "In Progress Review: Ancillary Data and Observations from Caulerpa taxifolia Eradication Efforts at Agua Hedionda Lagoon and Huntington Harbor of the Southern California Caulerpa Action Team (SCCAT)". (MVC-SF) [APPROVED]

4. FEDERAL CONSISTENCY. See AGENDA HEADINGS.

a. CD-51-02 (NMFS, San Diego & Orange Cos.) Consistency determination by National Marine Fisheries Service to eradicate invasive green algae Caulerpa taxifolia, at Agua Hedionda Lagoon, Huntington Harbor, and coastal waters south of Point Conception. (KS-SF) [APPROVED]

CENTRAL COAST DISTRICT

5. DEPUTY DIRECTOR’S REPORT. Report by Deputy Director on permit waivers, emergency permits, immaterial amendments & extensions, LCP matters not requiring public hearings, and on comments from the public. For specific information contact the Commission’s Santa Cruz office at (831) 427-4863.

a. Cambria Water Briefing. Status report and background on Cambria water supply issues, Cambria, San Luis Obispo County. (CL-SC)

6. CONSENT CALENDAR (removed from Regular Calendar). See AGENDA HEADINGS.

7. LOCAL COASTAL PROGRAMS (LCPs). See AGENDA HEADINGS.

a. Monterey Plan Submittal MTC-LUP-HARBOR-SUB-R4 (Harbor Plan Submittal). Public hearing and action regarding submittal of Harbor Segment of City of Monterey's Land Use Plan for certification. (SC-SC) [TO CONTINUE]

b. Carmel Plan Submittal CML-LUP-SUB-R3 [Report addendum appended 12/11]. Public hearing and action on third re-submittal of City of Carmel-by-the-Sea's Land Use Plan for certification. (MW-SC) [TO CONTINUE]

8. NEW APPEALS. See AGENDA HEADINGS.

a. Appeal No. A-3-02-58 (Smith, Monterey Co.) Appeal by Commissioners Wan & Woolley, Ken & Sharene Virnig, Janice M. O’Brien, Robert Berglass, Charles T. Olvis and League of Women Voters of The Monterey Peninsula from decision of County of Monterey granting permit with conditions to Murray & Carol Smith to demolish 1-story 2,250 sq.ft. home, and construct 2-story 4,802 sq.ft. single-family home, attached 900 sq.ft. garage, new driveway, new 6-ft-high entry gate with associated grading, and add to & repair perimeter grape stake fence, at 3105 Seventeen Mile Drive, Del Monte Forest, Monterey County. (SAM-SC) [POSTPONED]

b. Appeal No. A-3-02-77 (Gorman, Monterey Co.) Appeal by Commissioners Wan & Woolley from decision of County of Monterey granting permit with conditions to Dorothy Gorman to divide 17.03 acres into six lots, grade and install water system, allow development on slopes greater than 25%; and remove 68 Coast Live oaks, on east side of Paradise Road near Lake View Drive, north Monterey County. (SAM-SC) [POSTPONED]

c. Appeal No. A-3- 02-83 (Kleissner, Monterey Co.) Appeal by HOPE (Helping Our Peninsula's Environment) from decision of County of Monterey granting permit to Lisa & Karl Kleissner for road, within 100 ft of ESHA (Joshua Creek) and on slopes greater than 30%, placement of graded material, retaining structures, culverts, energy dissipaters, creek crossings, and underground utility lines, at Garrapata Canyon, Big Sur, Monterey County. (SAM-SC) [NO SUBSTANTIAL ISSUE FOUND]

d. Appeal No. A-3-02-86 (Horizon Seabright, Grover Beach) Appeal by Commissioners Wan & Nava and Jon & Rosanne Seitz from decision of City of Grover Beach granting permit with conditions to Horizon Seabright LLC. to divide .98 acres into two lots and construct one single-family home, at 1003 Front Street, Grover Beach, San Luis Obispo County. (JB-SC) [POSTPONED]

e. Appeal No. A-3-02-88 (RMC Pacific Materials, Santa Cruz Co.) Appeal by Sierra Club, Coastal Advocates for Small Towns (COAST), and David Kossack from decision of Santa Cruz County granting permit with conditions to RMC Pacific Materials to increase cement plant production capacity from 875,000 to 980,000 tons annually at RMC Pacific Materials cement plant in Davenport on Santa Cruz County’s north coast. (DC-SC) [TO CONTINUE]

f. Appeal No. A-3-02-92 (Webb, Santa Cruz Co.) Appeal by Commissioners Wan & Nava from decision of Santa Cruz County granting permit with conditions to Margaret Webb (Trustee) to construct single-family home, and to expand Coastview Drive next to Corcoran Lagoon in Live Oak area of Santa Cruz County. (DC-SC) [TO CONTINUE]

g. Appeal No. A-3-02-93 (Korpiel, San Luis Obispo Co.) Appeal by Commissioners Wan & Nava from decision of County of San Luis Obispo granting permit with conditions to Joe & Marilyn Korpiel for 3,249 sq.ft. 2-story single-family home, at 2201 Sherwood Drive, Cambria, San Luis Obispo County. (JB-SC) [TO CONTINUE]

h. Appeal No. A-3-02-95 (Corrigan, Santa Cruz Co.) Appeal by John Chapin from decision of Santa Cruz County granting permit with conditions to Patrick & Jill Corrigan for 2-story 2,400 sq.ft. single-family home, garage, septic system and water tank, at 462 Quail Drive, in Bonny Doon, north Santa Cruz County. (DC-SC) [POSTPONED]

9. COASTAL PERMIT APPLICATIONS. See AGENDA HEADINGS. Attention: Items appearing in this section of the agenda may be moved to the Consent Calendar for this area by the Executive Director when, prior to taking up the Consent Calendar, staff and the applicant are in agreement on the staff recommendation. If an item is moved to the Consent Calendar it will be processed in the same manner as other Consent Calendar items (See AGENDA HEADINGS) except that if that item is subsequently removed from the Consent Calendar by a vote of three or more commissioners, the item will be acted upon at the meeting in the order in which it originally appears on this Meeting Notice and in the manner Coastal Permit Applications are processed. The purpose of this procedural change is to expedite the Commission's coastal development permit process.

a. Application No. 3-02-18 (Podesto, Santa Cruz Co.) Application of Gary Podesto for temporary riprap revetment (installed in February 1998) and replacement of revetment with shotcrete seawall along 250 linear feet of shoreline fronting Manresa State Beach, at 1443 San Andreas Road, in south Santa Cruz County. (DC-SC) [POSTPONED]

b. Appeal No. A-3-02-50 (Monaco, San Luis Obispo Co.)[Report addendum appended 12/11] Appeal by Ken Renshaw from decision of County of San Luis Obispo granting permit with conditions to Steve & Sue Monaco for 2,967 sq.ft. single-family home, at Ogden Drive (Lodge Hill), Cambria, San Luis Obispo County. (JB-SC) [APPROVED WITH CONDITIONS]

c. Appeal No. A-3-02-73 (Hudzinski, San Luis Obispo Co.) [Report addendum appended 12/11] Appeal by Commissioners Wan & Desser from decision of County of San Luis Obispo granting permit with conditions to Robert & Frances Hudzinski for 2-story 2,334 sq.ft. single-family home, at 1588 Bradford, Lodge Hill, Cambria, San Luis Obispo County. (JB-SC) [APPROVED WITH CONDITIONS]

9:00 a.m.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2002

1. CALL TO ORDER.

2. ROLL CALL.

NORTH COAST DISTRICT

3. DEPUTY DIRECTOR’S REPORT. Report by Deputy Director on permit waivers, emergency permits, immaterial amendments & extensions, LCP matters not requiring public hearings, and on comments from the public. For specific information contact the Commission’s Eureka office at (707) 445-7833.

a. Gualala & Albion River Water Export. Public hearing and possible Commission action authorizing the Executive Director to submit protests to the State Water Resources Control Board concerning the applications of Alaska Water Exports to divert water from the Gualala & Albion Rivers in Sonoma & Mendocino Counties for municipal water supply use in San Diego. (RPS-E) [APPROVED]

4. CONSENT CALENDAR (removed from Regular Calendar). See AGENDA HEADINGS. [APPROVED WITH CONDITIONS]

5. NEW APPEALS. See AGENDA HEADINGS.

a. Appeal No. A-1-02-148 (Auguste, Mendocino Co.) Appeal by Friends of Schooner Gulch from decision of County of Mendocino granting permit with conditions to Robert & Donna Auguste to divide lot into 2 lots (5.88 & 6.48 acres), at 28200 South Highway One, south of Point Arena, Mendocino County. (RPS-E) [SUBSTANTIAL ISSUE FOUND, PERMIT DENIED]

b. Appeal No. A-1-02-149 (Woodhead & Hickman, Mendocino Co.) Appeal by Charles C. Wright from decision of County of Mendocino granting permit with conditions to Ann Woodhead & Toby Hickman to demolish 16-ft-high home & detached garage, and construct 27-ft-high 2,838 sq.ft. single-family home & attached garage, at 37033 Omega Drive, Westport, Mendocino County. (RPS-E) [NO SUBSTANTIAL ISSUE FOUND]

c. Appeal No. A-1-02-150 (Forest, Crescent City) Appeal by Louise Campbell & Arthur R. Lewis, Michael Scavuzzo and Marvin & Carol Root from decision of City of Crescent City granting permit with conditions to Beth M. Forest Trust for 2-story 2,850 sq.ft. single-family home & attached garage on coastal blufftop lot, at 1100 South Pebble Beach Drive, Crescent City, Del Norte County. (JB-E) [SUBSTANTIAL ISSUE FOUND, de novo hearing TO CONTINUE]

d. Appeal No. A-1-02-152 (Redland, Del Norte Co.) Appeal by Commissioners Wan & Woolley from decision of County of Del Norte granting permit with conditions to Redland Company to divide lot into four lots (0.58 to one acre) plus 6.5-acre remainder lot, at 145 Redland Lane, Smith River, Del Norte County. (JB-E) [TO CONTINUE]

6. COASTAL PERMIT APPLICATIONS. See AGENDA HEADINGS. Attention: Items appearing in this section of the agenda may be moved to the Consent Calendar for this area by the Executive Director when, prior to taking up the Consent Calendar, staff and the applicant are in agreement on the staff recommendation. If an item is moved to the Consent Calendar it will be processed in the same manner as other Consent Calendar items (See AGENDA HEADINGS) except that if that item is subsequently removed from the Consent Calendar by a vote of three or more commissioners, the item will be acted upon at the meeting in the order in which it originally appears on this Meeting Notice and in the manner Coastal Permit Applications are processed. The purpose of this procedural change is to expedite the Commission's coastal development permit process.

a. Application No. 1-02-26 (Westbrook & Wetherell, Del Norte Co.) Application of Clarence Westbrook & Harry Wetherell to extract up to 50,000 cu.yds. of river-run sand gravel aggregate annually from upper Woodruff Gravel Bar in Smith River, 1.5 miles downstream from Dr. Fine/Highway 101 Bridge, Smith River area, Del Norte County. (JB-E) [DENIED]

b. Application No. 1-02-142 (Eleutherian Pan-Communion, Humboldt Co.) Application of The Eleutherian Pan-Communion of Adidam to drill one 280-ft-deep cased domestic well (with 20-foot sanitary seal), construct 35-ft-long 12-ft-wide access road to drill site and rectangular area for drilling rig(s), and install water pipe & underground electrical line between wellhead and 1512 Stagecoach Road, north of Trinidad, Humboldt County. (TST-E) [APPROVED WITH CONDITIONS]

7. PERMIT AMENDMENTS. See AGENDA HEADINGS. An Amendment below may be moved to the Consent Calendar for this area by the Executive Director when, prior to taking up the Consent Calendar, staff and the applicant are in agreement on the staff recommendation. If an item is moved to the Consent Calendar it will be processed like other Consent Calendar items (See above) except that if that item is subsequently removed from the Consent Calendar by a vote of 3 or more commissioners, the item will be acted upon at the meeting in the order in which it originally appears on this Meeting Notice and in the manner material amendments are processed.

a. Permit No. 1-98-100-A3 (Caltrans, Mendocino Co.) Request by California Department of Transportation to replace approved Type 80SW single bridge railing system with ST-10 dual bridge railing & crash barrier system on replacement Highway 1 bridge crossing Noyo River, Fort Bragg, Mendocino County. (JB-E) [APPROVED WITH CONDITIONS]

b. Permit No. A-1-99-6-A3 (Caltrans, Mendocino Co.) Request by California Department of Transportation to replace approved Type 80SW single bridge railing system with ST-10 dual bridge railing and crash barrier system on replacement Highway 1 bridge crossing Noyo River, Fort Bragg, Mendocino County. (JB-E) [APPROVED WITH CONDITIONS]

c. Permit No. A-1-01-59-A (Thelen, Mendocino Co.) Request by Max & Phyllis Thelen to modify permit to remodel existing home to revise additions & modifications, not change approved orientation of roof ridge of house & garage (retaining north-south orientation), eliminate studio addition, convert 2-car garage to 1-car garage, and convert and expand part of garage into 384 sq.ft. guest cottage, at 31960 Navarro Ridge Road, Mendocino County. (RSM-E) [APPROVED WITH CONDITIONS]

8. FINDINGS. See AGENDA HEADINGS.

a. Appeal No. A-1-01-43 (Wright, Mendocino Co.) David & Suzanne Wright granted permit with conditions for 2,550 sq.ft. 18-ft-high single-family home, 625 sq.ft. detached garage, sewage system, extension of utilities, and 2,500 sq.ft. paved driveway, at 45501 Headlands Drive, Little River, Mendocino County. (JB-E) [APPROVED]

b. Application No. 1-02-16 (CalTrans, Humboldt Co.) California Department of Transportation granted permit with conditions to close & remove median crossing at Cole Avenue, extend deceleration & acceleration lanes at Airport Road, extend drainage culvert 75 meters, and rebuild 200 meters of chain link fence, along Highway 101, north of Eureka, Humboldt County. (TST-E) [APPROVED]


Future Meetings: The next meetings of the Coastal Commission will be January 7-10 in Los Angeles, and February 4-7 in San Diego.