State Parks has prepared a Draft Public Works Plan (PWP) and associated Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for Pismo State Beach and Oceano Dunes SVRA for compliance with the California Coastal Act. The PWP describes specific Development Projects requiring approval under the Coastal Act and identifies Other Park Management Programs and Plans. The Draft Plan (Volume 1), Existing Conditions (Volume 2), and Draft EIR (Volume 3) are available for review at: www.oceanodunespwp.com/en/documents/draft-eir.
The comment period for the Draft PWP and Draft EIR has been extended until March 18, 2020.
The California Coastal Commission has announced a public hearing regarding Oceano Dunes issues on March 18, 2021. Please note that this public hearing will not be a meeting for the Draft PWP or Draft EIR. Official public comments on the Draft PWP and Draft EIR must be provided in writing via mail or email.
Please submit written comments to:
California State Parks
Strategic Planning and Recreation Services Division
1725 23rd Street, Suite 200
Sacramento, CA 95816
By email: OceanoDunes.PWP.EIR@parks.ca.gov
State Parks held two public meetings to discuss the PWP, in Arroyo Grande (December 10, 2019) and Bakersfield (December 11, 2019). At these open house-style meetings, attendees learned about the Proposed Project Concepts and Park-wide PWP Proposed Options and provided input to the planning team. View the materials presented at these meetings: Presentation, Information Packet, Display Boards.
The comment period for these meetings has now closed.
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State Parks held two public meetings to discuss the PWP, in Pismo Beach (February 11, 2019) and Tulare (February 19, 2019). At these open house-style meetings, attendees visited topic stations to view materials that described draft concepts for the PWP, and provided input to the planning team. The comment period for these meetings has now closed.
State Parks held two identical meetings in Arroyo Grande (May 22, 2018) and Fresno (May 23, 2018) to initiate the planning and environmental review process for the PWP. The public was encouraged to provide input about recreation opportunities and experiences, park operations and programs. The meetings also served as scoping for the EIR and attendees had the opportunity to provide input on the scope of the environmental analysis.
On November 20, 2017, State Parks held a Listening Session to provide a forum for the public to learn about the PWP process and provide input on their vision for the park’s visitor experiences and recreational opportunities.