The San Francisco Bay to Stockton Navigation Improvement Project was originally authorized by Congress in the Rivers and Harbors (R&H) Act of 1965. The authorization allowed for -45 foot channel depths, but the channels were only constructed to -35 feet mean lower low water (MLLW). This General Reevaluation Report (GRR) is an interim response to the study authority.
The GRR was originally scoped for a 78-mile long navigation project to include the John F. Baldwin and Stockton Deepwater Ship channels, but was re-scoped in 2016 to focus only on improvements between San Francisco Bay and Avon. The resultant study area is a 13.2 mile length of navigation channel which spans from Central San Francisco Bay to Avon (just east of the Benicia-Martinez Bridge) and includes the Pinole Shoal Channel and the Bulls Head Reach portion of the Suisun Bay Channel.
The primary study purpose is to determine the Federal interest in navigation improvements to reduce transportation costs and increase deep draft navigation efficiency for the shipment of commodities to and from all facilities within the study area beginning in 2020.
FEDERAL COST 1
TOTAL FEDERAL COST THROUGH FY 20202
|FY 2021 BUDGET
COST TO COMPLETE
1Includes $5,685K CG and $1,550K GI costs for Project I GRR and $800K GI costs for Project I PED. Includes $1,500K for Project II GRR and $800K for Project II PED. Excludes sunk costs for already completed construction phases.
2 Includes $5,685K CG and $800K GI.
FY 20 ACCOMPLISHMENTS
- Project was terminated due to lack of sponsor interest.
- DEC 2019 – Director’s Report completed and submitted for HQ review.
ISSUES AND OTHER INFORMATION
- The Port of Stockton is the Non-Federal Sponsor (NFS), and Contra Costa County and the Western States Petroleum Agency are project partners.
- Project area is located in the environmentally sensitive and dynamic San Francisco Bay and San Francisco Bay and Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, which includes unique ecological zone where saltwater transitions into the freshwater Delta. Project area serves as habitat for several federally listed endangered or threatened species. The Delta serves as a major freshwater source for agriculture and municipal users, including water exports to the Central Valley and Southern California.
- Consistent with USACE SMART Planning and 3x3x3 objectives, the current study phase will focus on the reach west of Avon, which serves several oil refineries. A subsequent study phase would address the reach east of Avon, which serves waterfront industry in North Contra Costa County and the Port of Stockton.
- In 2017 an exemption request was granted and due to national resource constraints the study was transferred to the Wilmington District of the Corps to complete.
- While the CEQA lead agency is being sorted out, the draft document will be released as a planning document with NEPA analysis only.
- While the PED work for this project was not funded in FY20 or in the FY21 PBUD, the project is eligible and prepared to receive and execute $1.2 million for preconstruction, engineering, and design work to prepare the project for construction.
- 3rd District, Rep. John Garamendi
- 5th District, Rep. Mike Thompson
- 9th District, Rep. Jerry McNerney
- 11th District, Rep. Mark DeSaulnier
POINT OF CONTACT
- Deputy for Project Management, Stu Townsley, (415) 503-6593.
Updated on 06 April 2021