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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
The Beach Erosion Authority for Clean Oceans and Nourishment (BEACON) is a California joint-
powers agency, which deals with coastal erosion and beach problems on the California south
central coast. In this report, BEACON proposes a program to pursue opportunities for obtaining
suitable material for placement at six beach sites. The project purpose is for renourishing a
denuded littoral cell, erosion control, and recreational benefits. The six beach fill sites are Goleta
Beach, Ash Avenue, Oil Piers, Surfer's Point, Oxnard Shores, and Hueneme Beach.
The primary objective of the program is to obtain a 5-year permit from all necessary regulatory
agencies to allow the opportunistic beach-quality material to be placed on the beach fill sites
without the need for individual project permits. State and Federal agencies with permit authority
for beach fill projects are concerned with public health and welfare, and the effect of potentially
toxic components, sedimentation, turbidity, and potential impacts to the environment. Resource
agency concerns regarding the characteristics of beach fill include chemical compatibility,
sediment grain size, color, particle shape, compactability and moldability, placement site and
timing, and placement rate.
Each of the six beach fill sites and their site specific design criteria are listed in the table below.
The table outlines the volume of material per year and per season, grain size of acceptable
materials, and beach fill designs which may be suitable for each site. Each of the six beach fill
sites have unique characteristics including location relative to environmental resources and
wetland outlets, beach usage, and beach profile configuration.
Maximum Quantities
Maximum
Percent
(cy) Per Season
Annual
Beach Fill Designs Proposed
Placement Site
Fines
Total
Fall/
Spring/
Allowed
Quantity
Winter
Summer
Goleta Beach
25%
100,000
0
100,000
Below MHT, Beach Berm, & Sand Dike
Ash Avenue
25%
100,000
0
100,000
Below MHT, Beach Berm, & Sand Dike
Oil Piers
35%
183,300
91,700
275,000
Below MHT, Beach Berm, & Sand Dike
Surfer's Point
35%
116,700
58,300
175,000
Below MHT & Beach Berm
Oxnard Shores
35%
250,000
0
250,000
Below MHT, Beach Berm, & Sand Dike
Hueneme Beach
35%
250,000
0
250,000
Below MHT & Beach Berm
Potential stockpile sites exist within the project area. The stockpile sites are identified as
temporary storage sites of suitable beach sand until an appropriate time and approval has been
obtained for placement at a beach fill site. These sites include: (1) the terminus of Ward Drive,
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