Public Works Plan for Pismo State Beach and Oceano Dunes SVRA

Opportunities for Public Input

Check back for information on future opportunities for public input. Click here to subscribe to our email list and stay up-to-date on the PWP project.

PWP Project Concepts Public Meetings

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.

Click here to view documents from the meetings. 

Deadline Extended for Comments on PWP and Project Concepts and Guiding Principles and Goals

Thank you to those who have provided comments on the draft PWP and Project Concepts and the Guiding Principles and Goals that were presented at public meetings held in February. To allow additional time for interested parties to provide input, the comment deadline is being extended until March 19, 2019.

To fill out the online Comment Form, click here. Comments on specific concepts and general comments on the PWP may be entered into any of the open-response comment boxes on the form. If you have no preference on a project concept, you may also indicate that in any of the open-response comment boxes.

If you prefer, you may download a Comment Card (PDF), and mail or email it to the planning team (instructions provided on the card, available here).

To review materials presented at the meetings, please visit our project website here. Thanks again for your interest in the planning process.

The PWP Planning Team

Public Meeting Update

PWP Draft Project Concepts Public Meeting

The California Department of Parks and Recreation (California State Parks) will hold two public meetings in February to discuss the Public Works Plan (PWP) for Pismo State Beach (SB) and Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area (SVRA). The meetings will be held in Pismo Beach and Tulare – details are listed below.

At these open house-style meetings, the planning team will present draft concepts for the PWP. Attendees will have the opportunity to visit topic stations and view materials that describe the draft concepts, speak with the planning team, and provide input. The meetings will be identical in content and format, and materials from the meetings will be available via the project website at www.OceanoDunesPWP.com.

Meeting #1
Date: Monday, February 11, 2019 @ 5:30-7:30 pm
Location: SeaCrest Oceanfront Hotel
Pacific Banquet Room
2241 Price St.
Pismo Beach, CA 93449

Meeting #2
Date: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 @ 5:30-7:30 pm
Location: Hampton Inn & Suites
Yosemite Room
1100 N. Cherry St.
Tulare, CA 93274

Meeting facilities are accessible to people with disabilities. If you need specific accommodations, please contact Katie Metraux at (916) 708-3485.

We hope to see you at the meetings!

Thank you,
The PWP Planning Team

[Posted 1/28/2019]

 

Current News

Website Launch and Visitor Survey Results

The website for the Pismo State Beach and Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area (SVRA) Public Works Plan (PWP) is www.OceanoDunesPWP.com. Here, you can find a project overview, project documents, information on recent and upcoming public meetings, and you can subscribe to the project email list.

State Parks conducted a visitor survey online and at the District in August 2018. Thanks to everyone who participated. The survey summary, along with other plan documents is available for viewing on the project website document library.

The PWP Planning Team

 


 

Thank You to all who attended the scoping/planning meetings for the Pismo State Beach and Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area Public Works Plan in Arroyo Grande and Fresno and provided their input. We are pleased to see so many people interested in the planning process! If you were unable to attend the meetings or would like to see the materials presented again, they are available here:

PWP Scoping Meetings Power Point
PWP Scoping Meetings Exhibit Boards

[Posted 5/30/2018]

Notice of Preparation of an Environmental Impact Report and Scoping Meetings for the Pismo State Beach and Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area Public Works Plan.

 The California Department of Parks and Recreation (State Parks) intends to prepare an environmental impact report (EIR), consistent with requirements under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The purpose of the EIR is to evaluate the environmental issues associated with the proposed Pismo State Beach (SB) and Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area (SVRA) Public Works Plan (PWP), including proposed park improvement projects. State Parks will serve as the lead agency under CEQA.

 The purpose of this Notice of Preparation (NOP) is to notify agencies, organizations, and individuals that State Parks plans to prepare the EIR and request input on the scope of the environmental analysis. From public agencies, we are inviting comments on the scope and context of the environmental information that is germane to each agency’s statutory responsibilities with regard to the proposed project. We are also requesting interested individuals’ or organizations’ views on the scope of the environmental document.

 SCOPING PERIOD

Comments on the scope of the Pismo SB and Oceano Dunes SVRA PWP will be accepted until 5:00 PM on Saturday, June 9, 2018. Please submit comments to:

 By Email: info@OceanoDunesPWP.com

 By Mail: California Department of Parks and Recreation

Attn: Katie Metraux, Acting OHMVR Planning Manager

1725 23rd Street, Suite 200, Sacramento, CA 95816

Download the full Notice of Preparation.

 [Posted 5/9/2018]

 


 

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
California Department of Parks and Recreation
May 22 and 23, 2018

The California Department of Parks and Recreation (California State Parks) will hold public meetings for the Public Works Plan (PWP) and associated Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for Pismo State Beach (SB) and Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area (SVRA). These meetings initiate the planning and environmental review process for the PWP. They will offer a forum for the public to meet the planning team and learn about the PWP. The public is encouraged to provide input about recreation opportunities and experiences, park operations and programs. The meetings also serve as scoping for the EIR and attendees will have the opportunity to provide input on the scope of the environmental analysis.

 

Please save the date for meetings in Arroyo Grande on May 22, 2018 or Fresno on May 23, 2018. The meetings will be identical in content and format. California State Parks will host an open house from 5:30 p.m. to 6:00 pm and provide a brief presentation about the PWP and EIR at 6:00 p.m., followed by an opportunity for the public to provide comments. More information about these meetings, including the various options available for providing comment will be announced two weeks prior to the meeting dates. Materials from the meeting will be available online. In addition, the public can provide comments via the project website.

Meeting Locations:

Date: Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Location: South County Regional Center
Address: 800 W Branch St, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
Time: 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

 
Date: Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Location: Radisson Hotel Fresno Conference Center
Address: 1055 Van Ness Ave, Fresno, CA 93721
Time: 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
 
Meeting facilities are accessible to people with disabilities. If you need specific accommodations, please contact Katie Metraux at (916) 708-3485.

 

The PWP process began with at Listening Session, held on November 30, 2017 in the City of Pismo Beach. This meeting offered a forum for the public to learn about the PWP process and provide input about their vision for visitor experiences and recreational opportunities at these park units. This will be the first of several public meetings about the PWP project. Download the official transcript of the meeting.

If you have questions or comments about the PWP and to sign up to receive notices about meetings and input opportunities, please use the email www.info@OceanoDunesPWP.com.

For more information about the PWP and documents related to the plan process, follow the links located on the upper right side of this page.

[Posted 5/4/2018]

Frequently Asked Questions

Please download the Frequently Asked Questions for the PWP. 

Project Background

California State Parks is currently developing a PWP for Pismo State Beach and Oceano Dunes SVRA. A PWP is authorized under the California Coastal Commission statutes and serves as a long-range land use and development plan. Existing conditions for park operations, recreation opportunities, coastal access are analyzed, recommendations for improvement and future development projects and programs proposed and environmental compliance completed.

DPR operates Pismo State Beach and Oceano Dunes SVRA. Because the park is within the Coastal Zone, the California Coastal Commission (Commission) also issues permits for certain developments. A PWP would promote greater efficiency for DPR to meet obligatory code compliance, provide a diverse range of recreation opportunities, and improve public service facilities while complying with the California Coastal Act.

The Commission reviews and approves PWPs in the same manner as Local Coastal Programs as described in Chapter 6 of the Coastal Act (commencing with Public Resource Code Section 30500). Environmental review of the PWP will include a California Environmental Quality Act-compliant document that examines potential significant impacts arising from implementing the PWP. DPR anticipates the planning process will take 18-24 months to complete.