Emergency Permits Approved for 320, 330 and 360 Esplanade

The California Coastal Commission is scheduled to meet tomorrow, February 10 2010. The situation on Esplanade Ave in Pacifica is addressed in the Emergency Permits section of the North Central Coast District Deputy Director’s Report. Emergency Permits for 320 and 330 Esplanade have already been approved, and so has a somewhat surprising one for 360 Esplanade. I see no mention of any kind for Lands End or the dog park in front of it, nor for the Pacific View Villas condo complex on Palmetto Ave. (California Coastal Commission, Current meeting – changes monthly, Live stream of meeting)

Approval for Emergency Permit No. 2-10-004-G was granted on February 3, 2010 for Farshid Samsami (Owner, 330 Esplanade) and Millard Tong (Owner, 320 Esplanade). Approval for Emergency Permit No. 2-10-006-G was granted on February 8, 2010 for AIMCO Esplanade Apartments, LLC (Owner, 360 Esplanade).

Here is an excerpt of the Emergency Permits summary from the Deputy Director’s Report:

REPORT OF EMERGENCY PERMITS

The Executive Director has determined that the following developments do not require a coastal development permit pursuant to Section 13142 of the California Code of Regulations because the development is necessary to protect life and public property or to maintain public services.

APPLICANT

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

PROJECT LOCATION

2-10-004-G
Farshid Samsami
Millard Tong

Installation of a soil nail wall along the upper bluff
consisting of (1) 11 rows of soil nails at a depth of 45
to 50 feet, (2) two layers of shotcrete facing,
including an initial support layer up to 6 inches thick
and fiber reinforced, and a structural layer up to 8
inches thick reinforced with epoxy coasted wire
mesh, and (3) strips of drainage panels on the
exposed face of the bluff to provide drainage behind
the shotcrete facing

320 & 330 Esplanade Ave, Pacifica (San Mateo
County)

2-10-006-G
Aimco, Esplanade Avenue
Apartment, Llc, Ann: Sean
Finnegan

Installation of a soil nail wall along an approximately
40-foot long section of the upper bluff consisting of
(1) approximately 30-foot-long soil nails placed at 5-
foot vertical intervals in both the vertical and
horizontal direction, (2) a facing element such as
shotcrete with wire mesh reinforccment, and (3)
drainage panels behind the wall facing.

360 Esplanade Ave., Pacifica (San Mateo County)

You can download the February 2010 North Central Coast District Deputy Director’s Report from the California Coastal Commission website here (PDF, 8.4 MB). The full report is huge, so I created a much smaller version with only the pages related to Esplanade, and you can download it here: North Central Coast District Deputy Director’s Report, February 2010.

I’ve also generated a text-only version of the Esplanade related pages. Note that limitations in the technology involved resulted in typos and a near-complete loss of formatting. You can see that by clicking the MORE link below.

See all of my pictures of the Esplanade crisis:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisd2006/collections/72157622920945823/

For a complete chronology and links to many more photos see Evacuation underway at 330 Esplanade.
http://adequatebird.com/2009/12/17/evacuation-underway-at-330-esplanade/

CALIFORNIA COASTAL COMMISSION
NORTH CENTRAL COAST DISTRICT OFFICE
45 FREMONT, SUITE 2000
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94105-2219
(415) 904-5260 FAX (41 5) 904-5400

NORTH CENTRAL COAST DISTRICT

DEPUTY DIRECTOR’S REPORT

For the

February Meeting of the California Coastal Commission

Date: February 10, 20 10

TO: Commissioners and Interested Parties

FROM: Charles Lester, North Central Coast District Deputy Director

SUBJECT: Deputy Director’s Report

Following is a listing for the waivers, emergency permits, immaterial amendments and extensions issued by the North Central Coast District Office for the February 10, 2010 Coastal Commission hearing. Copies of the applicable items are attached for your review. Each item includes a listing of the applicants involved, a description of the proposed development, and a project location.

Pursuant to the Commission’s direction and adopted procedures, appropriate notice materials were sent to all applicants for posting at the project site. Additionally, these items have been posted at the District office and are available for public review and comment.

This report may also contain additional correspondence and/or any additional staff memorandum concerning the items to be heard on today’s agenda for the North Central Coast District.

NORTH CENTRAL COAST DISTRICT DEPUTY DIRECTOR’S REPORT PAGE 1 OF 3


NORTH CENTRAL COAST DISTRICT DEPUTY DIRECTOR’S REPORT CONTINUED

EMERGENCY PERMITS

1. 2-10-003-G San Francisco Department Of Public Works, Attn: Frank Filice (San Francisco, San Francisco County)

2. 2-10-004-G Farshid Samsarni; Millard Tong (Pacifica, San Mateo County)

3. 2-10-006-G Aimco, Esplanade Avenue Apartment, LLC, Attn: Scan Finnegan (Pacifica, San Mateo County)

IMMATERIAL AMENDMENTS

1. 2-06-01 1-A1 Andrew J. Kampe (Pescadero, San Mateo County)

TOTAL OF 4 ITEMS

NORTH CENTRAL COAST DISTRICT DEPUTY DIRECTOR’S REPORT PAGE 2 OF 3


NORTH CENTRAL COAST DISTRICT DEPUTY DIRECTOR’S REPORT CONTlNUED

DETAIL OF ATTACHED MATERIALS

REPORT OF EMERGENCY PERMITS

The Executive Director has determined that the following developments do not require a coastal development permit pursuant to Section 13142 of the California Code of Regulations because the development is necessary to protect life and public property or to maintain public services.

APPLICANT

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

PROJECT LOCATION

2-10-003-G
San Francisco Department Of Public Works,
Attn: Frank Filice

Installation of a riprap revetment of approximately
425 linear feel, consisting of a 2-Ton armor layer
over a light-class underlayer: extending from south of
the South West Ocean outfall to the southern “Limit
of Emergency Repair,” as shown on the annotated
Moffatt & Nichol Existing Conditions plan dated
January 26, 2010 and attached as Exhibit 1. The
revetment will not extend north of the South West
Ocean Outfall.

Great Highway Extension, south of Sloat Blvd.
(public right of way), San Francisco (San Francisco
County)

2-10-004-4
Farshid Samsami
Millard Tong

Installation of a soil nail wall along the upper bluff
consisting of (1) 11 rows of soil nails at a depth of 45
to 50 feet, (2) two layers of shotcrete facing,
including an initial support layer up to 6 inches thick
and fiber reinforced, and a structural layer up to 8
inches thick reinforced with epoxy coasted wire
mesh, and (3) strips of drainage panels on the
exposed face of the bluff to provide drainage behind
the shotcrete facing

320 & 330 Esplanade Ave, Pacifica (San Mateo
County)

2-10-006-G
Aimco, Esplanade Avenue
Apartment, Llc, Ann: Sean
Finnegan

Installation of a soil nail wall along an approximately
40-foot long section of the upper bluff consisting of
(1) approximately 30-foot-long soil nails placed at 5-
foot vertical intervals in both the vertical and
horizontal direction, (2) a facing element such as
shotcrete with wire mesh reinforccment, and (3)
drainage panels behind the wall facing.

360 Esplanade Ave., Pacifica (San Mateo County)

REPORT OF IMMATERIAL AMENDMENTS

The Executive Director has determined that there are no changes in circumstances affecting the conformity of the subject development with the California Coastal Act of 1976. No objections to this determination have been received at this office. Therefore, the Executive Director grants the requested Immaterial Amendment, subject to the same conditions, if any, approved by the Commission.

APPLICANT

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

PROJECT LOCATION

2-06-011-Al
Andrew J. Kampe

Extend the development authorization period allowed
in the original permit in Condition number 1 by 8
months, from January 2010 to October 20 10, to allow
the applicant sufficient time lo obtain all necessary
local approvals to relocate the residence.

12801 Cabrillo Highway, Pescadcro (San Mateo
County)


CALIFORNIA COASTAL COMMISSION
NORTH CENTRAL COAST DISTRICT
45 FREMONT STREET, SUITE 2000
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94105-2219
VOICE AND TDD (415) 904-5260
FAX (41 5) 904-5400

EMERGENCY PERMIT

Date: February 3, 2010
Emergency Permit No. 2-10-004-G

Farshid Samsami (Owner, 330 Esplanade)
200 Valley Drive #26
Brisbane, CA 94005

Millard Tong (Owner, 320 Esplanade)
320 Esplanade Ave., #56
Pacifica, VA 94044

LOCATION OF EMERGENCY

320 & 330 Esplanade Avenue, Pacifica (San Mateo County), APNs 009-413-030 & 009-413-020

EMERGENCY WORK

Installation of a soil nail wall along the upper bluff consisting of (1) 11 rows of soil nails at a depth of 45 to 50 feet, (2) two layers of shotcrete facing, including an initial support layer up to 6 inches thick and fiber reinforced, and a structural layer up to 8 inches thick reinforced with epoxy coasted wire mesh, and (3) strips of drainage panels on the exposed face of the bluff to provide drainage behind the shotcrete facing

This letter constitutes approval of the emergency work you or your representative has requested to be done at the location listed above. I understand from your information that an unexpected occurrence in the form of accelerated bluff erosion posing a threat to structures at 320 & 330 Esplanade Avenue requires immediate action to prevent or mitigate loss or damage to life, health, property or essential public services pursuant to 14 Cal. Admin. Code Section 13009. The Executive Director of the California Coastal commission hereby finds that:

(a) An emergency exists that requires action more quickly than permitted by the procedures for administrative or ordinary coastal development permits (CDPs), and that the development can and will be completed within 30 days unless otherwise specified by the terms of this Emergency Permit; and,

(b) Public comment on the proposed emergency development has been reviewed if time allows.

The emergency work is hereby approved, subject to the conditions listed on the attached pages.

Sincerely,

PETER M. DOUGLAS

Executive Director

CC       City of Pacifica
Bart Willoughby



Emergency Permit No. 2-10-004-G
Date: February 3, 2010
Page 2

CONDITIONS OF APPROVAL:

1. The enclosed Emergency Permit Acceptance form must be signed by the PROPERTY OWNER and returned to our office within 15 days from the date of this permit.

2. Within 15 days from the date of this Emergency Permit, the permittee shall submit the required Emergency Permit application fee of $1.000.00 pursuant to Section (III)(E) of the Commission’s fee schedule. The emergency permit application fee may be credited toward the increased application fee for the follow-up coastal development permit (i.c., CDP Application No. 2-03-01 8 ) based on an adjusted development cost of the amended project description required by Condition #21 below.

3. Only that work specifically described in this permit and for the specific property listed above is authorized. Work is further limited to the installation of a soil nail wail consistent with the letter dated January 19, 2010 from Steven O’Connor, Principal Engineer of Engineered Soil Repairs, Inc, and shown on Sheet S-1 dated January 21, 2010 and Sheets S-2, S-3, and S-4 dated January 19, 2010. Any additional work requires separate authorization from the Executive Director.

4. All work shall take place in a time and manner to minimize any potential damages to any resources, including intertidal species, and to minimize impacts to public access.

5. The work authorized by this permit must be completed within 60 days of the date of this permit, which shall become null and void unless extended by the Executive Director for good cause.

6. The applicant recognizes that the emergency work is considered TEMPORARY and subject to removal unless and until a regular coastal development permit permanently authorizing the work is approved. A regular permit would be subject to all of the provisions of the California Coastal Act and may be conditioned accordingly. These conditions may include provisions for public access (such as offers to dedicate, easements, in-lieu fees. etc.) and/or a requirement that a deed restriction be placed on the property assuming liability for damages incurred from storm waves.

7 .In exercising this permit, the applicant agrees to hold the California Coastal Commission harmless from any liabilities for damage to public or private properties or personal injury that may result from the project.

8. This permit does not obviate the need to obtain necessary authorizations and/or permits from other agencies, including but not limited to the California Department of Fish &



Emergency Permit No. 2-10-004-G
Date: February 3, 2010
Page 3

Game, U.S. Fish & Wildlife, Regional. Water Quality Control Board, US. Army Corps of Engineers, and the California State Lands Commission.

9. PRIOR TO COMMENCEMENT OF CONSTRUCTION. the applicant shall secure Authorization from all involved property owners, including but not limited to the City of Pacifica, for use of any property not owned by the applicant for construction staging, stockpiling, and construction access purposes.

10. Public access to and along the shoreline in the project area shall be permitted and provided to the maximum extent feasible, consistent with public safety.

Construction Responsibilities:

11. All areas used for construction staging and access purposes shall be kept free from any trash or debris not needed for construction purposes. Daily trash and debris haul shall be implemented.

12. No construction equipment, materials, or debris shall be placed where they may be subject to ocean waters or dispersion. No construction equipment or materials shall be stored on the beach.

13. If, at any time while the work authorized by this Emergency Permit is occurring, any marine mammals are located on or seaward of the subject property, work must immediately stop and the Property Owner must immediately call the Marine Mammal Center is Sausalito, CA or the National Marine Fisheries Service to report that a marine mammal. is located on the beach. Work must not commence until either the animal. is removed by the Marine Mammal Center or the National Marine Fisheries Service, or until the animal returns to the ocean on its own without any harassment.

14. All construction activities that result in discharge of’ materials, polluted runoff, or wastes to the beach and/or the adjacent marine environment are prohibited. The Permittee shall collect, contain, and properly dispose of all construction leaks. drips, by-products, and any similar contaminants through the use of containment structures or equivalent as necessary (including through the use of collection devices and absorbent materials placed below any above-ground work where such contaminants are possible and/or expected). Equipment washing, refueling, and/or servicing shall not take place on the beach.

15. A copy of the signed Emergency Permit shall be maintained in a conspicuous location at the staging area at all times, and such copy shall be available for public review on request. All persons involved with the construction shall be briefed on the content and meaning of the Emergency Permit, including all of’ its terms and conditions, prior to commencement of construction.



Emergency Permit No. 2-10-004-G
Date: February 3, 2010
Page 4

16. Particular care shall be exercised to prevent foreign materials (e.g. construction scraps. outfall discharge. other chemicals, etc.) from entering Pacific Ocean waters. A floating containment boom shall be placed around all active portions of the construction site where any floatable debris could enter the water. Contractor shall insure that work crews arc carefully briefed on the importance of observing the appropriate precautions and reporting any accidental spills. Construction contracts shall contain appropriate penalty provisions, sufficient to offset the cost of retrieving or clean up of’ foreign materials not properly contained.

17. The construction site and staging area(s) shall be maintained with good construction housekeeping measures (e.g., dean up all leaks, drips. and other spills immediately; keep materials covered and out of the rain); dispose of all wastes properly, place trash receptacles on site for that purpose, and cover open trash receptacles during wet weather: and remove all construction debris from the beach.

Upper Bluff Drainage Maintenance Responsibilities:

18. The Applicant shall regularly inspect and maintain drain lines installed pursuant to Emergency Permit No. 2-09-021-G to ensure that roof downspouts discharge drainage onto the street at the front of the property and away from the bluff edge.

Post-Construction Responsibilities:

19.Within seven days of completion of the work authorized by the Emergency Permit. the property owner shall submit photographic evidence of compliance with the Emergency Permit.

20. Within 30 days of completion of the construction authorized by this Emergency Permit, the permittee shall submit site plans and cross sections prepared by a certified civil engineer or engineering geologist. clearly identifying the work completed under the emergency authorization and a narrative description of all emergency construction activities undertaken pursuant to this Emergency Permit.

21. Within 30 days of completion of the construction authorized by his Emergency Permit, the permittee shall submit an amendment to the project description for the pending follow-up coastal development permit (CDP No. 2-03-018) to (1) retain the emergency soil nail wall installed under this permit., or (2) to remove the emergency soil nail wail. And/or (3) propose a permanent solution to the bluff erosion condition at the subject site that incorporates and/or modifies the emergency soil nail wall installed under this permit. The proposed amended project description shall be accompanied by all necessary information, including, bur not limited to, engineered plans and cross-sections,



Emergency Permit No. 2-10-004-G
Date: February 3, 20 10
Page 5

proposed mitigations, and project cost. Additionally, the permittee shall provide deep boring data prepared by a qualified geologist from a minimum of’ three borings drilled evenly spaced across the subject site to determine depth of beach sands, terrace deposits, and underlying greenstone “bedrock”.

22. The permittee shall be responsible for removing any debris or material that becomes dislodged and deposited on the beach after completion of the temporary soil nail wall authorized by this Emergency Permit as soon as possible after such displacement occurs. The permittee shall contact the Coastal Commission District Office immediately to determine whether such activities require a coastal development permit.

23. Failure to comply with the conditions of this approval may result in enforcement action under the provisions of Chapter 9 of the Coastal Act.



NORTH CENTRAL COAST DISTRICT OFFICE
45 FREMONT, SUITE 2000
SAN FRANCISC0, CA 94105-2 219
VOICE AND TDD (415) 901-5260
FAX (415) 904-5 400

EMERGENCY PERMIT ACCEPTANCE FORM

TO: CALIFORNIA COASTAL COMMISSION
NORTH CENTRAL COAST DISTRICT OFFICE
45 FREMONT STREET, SUITE 2000
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94105-2219
(415) 904-5260 FAX (41 5) 904-5400

RE: Emergency Permit No. 2-10-004-G (Millard Ton, 320 Esplanade Avenue & Farshid Samsami, 330 Esplanade Avenue)

INSTRUCTIONS: After reading the Emergency Permit, please sign this form and return to the North Central Coast District Office within 15 working days from the permit’s date (i.e., by February 23, 2010).

I hereby understand all of the conditions of the emergency permit being issued to me and agree to abide by them.

I also understand that the emergency work is TEMPORARY and that a regular Coastal Permit is necessary for any permanent installation. I agree to complete Coastal Development Permit Application No. 2-03-018 within 30 days of the date of the emergency permit (i.e., by February 27, 2010).

Signature of property owner or Executive Director

Name

Address

Date of Signing



CALIFORNIA COASTAL COMMISSION
NORTH CENTRAL COAST DISTRICT
45 FREMONT STREET, SUITE 2000
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94105-2219
VOICE AND TDD (415) 904-5260
FAX (41 5) 904-5400

EMERGENCY PERMIT

Date: February 8, 2010
Emergency Permit No. 2-10-006-G

AIMCO Esplanade Apartments, LLC
Attn: Sean Finnegan
26 Executive Park Suite 125
Irvine, CA 92614

LOCATION OF EMERGENCY

360 Esplanade Avenue, Pacifica (San Mateo County), APN 009-413-060

EMERGENCY WORK

Installation of a soil nail wall along an approximately 40-foot long section of the upper bluff consisting of (1) approximately 30-foot-long soil nails placed at 5-foot vertical intervals in both the vertical and horizontal direction, (2) a facing element such as shotcrete with wire mesh reinforcement, and (3) drainage panels behind the wall facing.

This letter constitutes approval of the emergency work you or your representative has requested to be done at the location listed above. I understand from your information that an unexpected occurrence in the form of accelerated bluff erosion posing a threat to structures at 360 Esplanade Avenue requires immediate action to prevent or mitigate loss or damage to life, health, property or essential public services pursuant to 14 Cal. Admin. Code Section 13009. The Executive Director of the California Coastal commission hereby finds that:

(c) An emergency exists that requires action more quickly than permitted by the procedures for administrative or ordinary coastal development permits (CDPs), and that the development can and will be completed within 30 days unless otherwise specified by the terms of this Emergency Permit; and,

(d) Public comment on the proposed emergency development has been reviewed if time allows.

The emergency work is hereby approved, subject to the conditions listed on the attached pages.

Sincerely,

PETER M. DOUGLAS

Executive Director

CC       City of Pacifica

Enclosure: Acceptance Form



Emergency Permit No. 2-10-006-G
Date: February 8, 2010
Page 2

CONDITIONS OF APPROVAL:

1. The enclosed Emergency Permit Acceptance form must be signed by the PROPERTY OWNER and returned to our office within 15 days from the date of this permit.

2. Within 15 days from the date of this Emergency Permit, the permittee shall submit the required Emergency Permit application fee of $1,000.00 pursuant to Section (III)(E) of the Commission’s fee schedule. The emergency permit application fee may be credited toward the increased application fee for the follow-up coastal development permit (i.e., CDP Application No. 2-08-020) based on an adjusted development cost of the amended project description required by Condition #20 below.

3. Only that work specifically described in this permit and for the specific property listed above is authorized. Work is further limited to the installation of a soil nail wall consistent with the letter dated January 27,2010 from Scott M. Leck, Principal Geotechnical Engineer of TRC Companies, Inc, and as shown on Figures 1-3 referenced in the January 27,20 10 letter. Any additional work requires separate authorization from the Executive Director.

4. All work shall take place in a time and manner to minimize any potential damages to any resources, including intertidal species, and to minimize impacts to public access.

5. The work authorized by this permit must be completed within 60 days of the date of this permit, which shall become null and void unless extended by the Executive Director for good cause.

6. The applicant recognizes that the emergency work is considered TEMPORARY and subject to removal unless and until a regular coastal development permit permanently authorizing the work is approved. A regular permit would be subject to all of the provisions of the California Coastal Act and may be conditioned accordingly. These conditions may include provisions for public access (such as offers to dedicate, easements, in-lieu fees, etc.) and/or a requirement that a deed restriction be placed on the property assuming liability for damages incurred from storm waves.

7. In exercising this permit, the applicant agrees to hold the California Coastal Commission harmless from any liabilities for damage to public or private properties or personal injury that may result from the project.



Emergency Permit No. 2-10-006-G
Date: February 8, 2010
Page 3

8. This permit does not obviate the need to obtain necessary authorizations and/or permits from other agencies, including but not limited to the California Department of Fish & Game, U.S. Fish & Wildlife, Regional Water Quality Control Board, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the California State Lands Commission.

9. PRIOR TO COMMENCEMENT OF CONSTRUCTION, the applicant shall secure authorization from all involved property owners, including but not limited to the City of Pacifica, for use of any property not owned by the applicant for construction staging, stockpiling, and construction access purposes, 10. Public access to and along the shoreline in the project area shall be permitted and provided to the maximum extent feasible, consistent with public safety.

Construction Responsibilities:

11. All areas used for construction staging and access purposes shall be kept free from any trash or debris not needed for construction purposes. Daily trash and debris haul shall be implemented.

12. No construction equipment, materials, or debris shall be placed where they may be subject to ocean waters or dispersion. No construction equipment or materials shall be stored on the beach.

13. If, at any time while the work authorized by this Emergency Permit is occurring, any marine mammals are located on or seaward of the subject property, work must immediately stop and the Property Owner must immediately call the Marine Mammal Center is Sausalito, CA or the National Marine Fisheries Service to report that a marine mammal is located on the beach. Work must not commence until either the animal is removed by the Marine Mammal Center or the National Marine Fisheries Service, or until the animal returns to the ocean on its own without any harassment.

14. All construction activities that result in discharge of materials, polluted runoff, or wastes to the beach and/or the adjacent marine environment are prohibited. ‘The Permittee shall collect, contain, and properly dispose of all construction leaks, drips, by-products, and my similar contaminants through the use of containment structures or equivalent as necessary (including through the use of collection devices and absorbent materials placed below any above-ground work where such contaminants are possible and/or expected). Equipment washing, refueling, and/or servicing shall not take place on the beach.



Emergency Permit No. 2-10-006-G
Date: February 8, 2010
Page 4

15. A copy of the signed Emergency Permit shall be maintained in a conspicuous location at the staging area site at a11 times, and such copy shall be available for public review on request. All persons involved with the construction shall be briefed on the content and meaning of the Emergency Permit, including all of its terms and conditions, prior to commencement of construction.

16. Particular care shall be exercised to prevent foreign materials (e.g., construction scraps, garbage, chemicals, etc.) from entering Pacific Ocean waters. A floating containment boom shall be placed around all active portions of the construction site where any floatable debris could enter the water. Contractors shall insure that work crews are carefully briefed on the importance of observing the appropriate precautions and reporting any accidental spills. Construction contracts shall contain appropriate penalty provisions, sufficient to offset the cost of retrieving or clean up of foreign materials not properly contained.

17. The construction site and staging area(s) shall be maintained with good construction housekeeping measures (e.g., clean up all leaks, drips, and other spills immediately keep materials covered and out of the rain); dispose of all wastes properly, place trash receptacles on site for that purpose, and cover open trash receptacles during wet weather; and remove all construction debris from the beach.

Post-Construction Responsibilities:

18, Within seven days of completion of the work authorized by the Emergency Permit, the property owner shall submit photographic evidence of compliance with the Emergency Permit.

19. Within 30 days of completion of the construction authorized by this Emergency Permit, the permittee shall submit site plans and cross sections prepared by a certified civil engineer or engineering geologist, clearly detailing the work completed under the emergency authorization and a narrative description of all emergency construction activities undertaken pursuant to this Emergency Permit.

20. Within 30 days of’ completion of the construction authorized by this Emergency Permit, the permittee shall submit an amendment to the project description for the pending follow-up coastal development permit (CDP No. 2-08-020) to: (I) retain the emergency soil nail wall installed under this permit, (2) remove the emergency soil nail wall, and/or (3) propose a permanent solution to the bluff erosion condition at the subject site that incorporates, removes, and/or modifies the emergency soil nail wall installed under this permit. The proposed amended project description shall be accompanied by all necessary



Emergency Permit No. 2-10-006-G
Date: February 8, 2010
Page 5

supporting information, including, but not limited to. engineered p1ans and cross-sections, proposed mitigations, and contractor receipts indicating total project cost (including the cost of the emergency work performed under Emergency Permit No. 2-1 0-006-G AND cost of the project as required to be amended by Condition #20).

21. The permittee shall be responsible for coordinating with adjacent property owners and the City of Pacifica to develop a permanent solution to the bluff erosion condition at the subject site as required by Condition #20 above.

22. The permittee shall be responsible for removing any debris or material that becomes dislodged and deposited on the beach after completion of the temporary soil nail wall authorized by this Emergency Permit as soon as possible after such displacement occurs. The permittee shall contact the Coastal Commission District Office immediately to determine whether such activities require a coastal development permit.

23. Failure to comply with the conditions of this approval may result in enforcement action under the provisions of Chapter 9 of the Coastal Act.



NORTH CENTRAL COAST DISTRICT OFFICE
35 FREMONT, SUITE 2000
SAN FRANCISC0, CA 94105-2219
VOICE AND TDD (415) 901-5260
FAX (415) 904-5 400

EMERGENCY PERMIT ACCEPTANCE FORM

TO: CALIFORNIA COASTAL COMMISSION
NORTH CENTRAL COAST DISTRICT OFFICE
45 FREMONT STREET, SUITE 2000
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94105-2219
(415) 904-5260 FAX (41 5) 904-5400

RE: Emergency Permit No. 2-10-006-G (AIMCO Esplanade Apartments, LLC)

INSTRUCTIONS: After reading the Emergency Permit, please sign this form and return to the North Central Coast District Office within 15 working days from the permit’s date (i.e., by February 23, 2010).

I hereby understand all of the conditions of the emergency permit being issued to me and agree to abide by them.

I also understand that the emergency work is TEMPORARY and that a regular Coastal Permit is necessary for any permanent installation. I agree to complete Coastal Development Permit Application No. 2-08-020 in accordance with Condition Nos. 20 8 21 of Emergency Permit No. 2-10-006-G within 60 days of the date of the emergency permit (Le., by April 9, 2010).

Signature of property owner or Executive Director

Name

Address

Date of Signing



CALIFORNIA COASTAL COMMISSION
NORTH CENTRAL COAST DISTRICT
45 FREMONT, SUITE 2000
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94105-2219
VOICE AND TDD (415) 904-5260
FAX (41 5) 904-5400

EMERGENCY PERMIT

Date: February 8,2010
Emergency Permit No. 2-10-006-G

AIMCO Esplanade Apartments, LLC
Attn: Sean Finnegan
26 Executive Park, Suite 125
Irvine, CA 92614

LOCATION OF EMERGENCY

360 Esplanade Avenue, Pacifica (San Mateo County), APN 009-41 3-060

EMERGENCY WORK

Installation of a soil nail wall along an approximately 40-foot long section of the upper bluff consisting of (1) approximately 30-foot-long soil nails placed at 5-foot vertical intervals in both the vertical and horizontal direction, (2) a facing element such as shotcrete with wire mesh reinforcement, and (3) drainage panels behind the wall facing.

This letter constitutes approval of the emergency work you or your representative has requested to be done at the location listed above. I understand from your information that an unexpected occurrence in the form of accelerated bluff erosion posing a threat to structures at 360 Esplanade Avenue requires immediate action to prevent or mitigate loss or damage to life? health, property or essential public services pursuant to 14 Cal. Admin. Code Section 13009, The Executive Director of the California Coastal Commission hereby finds that:

(a) An emergency exists that requires action more quickly than permitted by the procedures for administrative or ordinary coastal development permits (CDPs), and that the development can and will be completed within 30 days unless otherwise specified by the terms of this Emergency Permit; and

(b) Public comment on the proposed emergency development has been reviewed if time allows.

The emergency work is hereby approved, subject to the conditions listed on the attached pages.

Sincerely,

PETER M. DOUGLAS
Executive Director

CC:  City of Pacifica

Enclosure:  Acceptance Form




See all of my pictures of the Esplanade crisis:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisd2006/collections/72157622920945823/

For a complete chronology and links to many more photos see Evacuation underway at 330 Esplanade.
http://adequatebird.com/2009/12/17/evacuation-underway-at-330-esplanade/

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  2. Emergency permits should be readily available and all the staff in charge of their distribution should be on standby at all times.

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