Del Mar Bluffs Stabilization Project 4 for Rail Safety
SANDAG (San Diego Association of Governments) Del Mar Bluffs Stabilization Project 4 (DMB4) is located along 1.6 miles of NCTD (North County Transit District) railroad right-of-way (ROW) in Del Mar, CA. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) was the Federal review agency for this project in compliance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 (as amended) and its implementing regulations at 36 CFR Part 800. USACE was the permitting agency due to Waters of the U.S., Section 404 of the Clean Water Act.
The study was performed to determine the presence or absence of prehistoric and historic resources within the project APE and make significance recommendations and an evaluation for the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) and California Register of Historic Resources (CRHR).
The study consisted of a record search, a Sacred Lands File Search through the Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), information requests from local Native American tribal representatives, an intensive pedestrian survey of the project area, research regarding historic-era structures in the project area, site forms, GIS mapping, two technical reports with resource mitigation measures, and a NRHP evaluation. The NRHP evaluation for the historic structure received SHPO concurrence.