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San Francisco Bay to Stockton

SAN FRANCISCO BAY TO STOCKTON, CA
GENERAL REEVALUATION REPORT/ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT
INVESTIGATIONS

[NEW] Final Integrated General Reevaluation Report and Environmental Impact Statement - January 2020 [PDF 508]

** NEPA Review Period extended to April 21, 2020 (15-day extension) **

This document is publicly available from March 6 to April 21, 2020.  Contact information: SFBaytoStockton@usace.army.mil or in writing to 701 San Marco Blvd, Jacksonville FL 32207-8915 Attention Paul DeMarco.

Appendix A: Civil Site Appendix B: Water Resources
Appendix C: Cost Appendix D: Economic Analysis
Appendix E: Geotechnical Appendix F: Real Estate
Appendix G: Environmental Appendix H: Cultural Resources
Appendix I: Pertinent Correspondence Part 1 Scoping Appendix I: Pertinent Correspondence - Part 2 Public Comments & Responses
Appendix J: Dredge Material Capacity Analysis Final Programmatic Agreement

 

STUDY AREA LOCATION, DESCRIPTION, AND PURPOSE

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.

 

TOTAL FUNDING

 

TOTAL COST

$ 57,240,000

FEDERAL COST 

$ 37,180,000

NON-FEDERAL COST                                                       

$  20,010,000

 

 

TOTAL FEDERAL COST THROUGH FY 2020
 

   $  5,021,509

FY 2021 BUDGET

             $                0

COST TO COMPLETE

 $ 32,158,491

 

FY 19 ACCOMPLISHMENTS 

  • Release draft General Reevaluation Report/EIS
  • Agency Decision Milestone

FY 20 ACCOMPLISHMENTS 

  • Release final GRR/EIS for 30-day NEPA review
  • Director's Report execution

ISSUES AND OTHER INFORMATION

  • The Port of Stockton is the Non-Federal Sponsor (NFS).
  • Study area is located in the environmentally sensitive and dynamic 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 General Reevaluation Report was re-scoped to focus only on the navigation channels to the west of Avon in consideration of environmental impacts and salinity effects.
  • In 2016, an exemption request was granted; due to national resource constraints the study was transferred to the Corps’ South Atlantic Division for execution by a national project delivery team comprised of resources from 5 districts, including San Francisco District. 
  • The lead agency for CEQA compliance has not yet been determined; accordingly, the GRR is being released as a planning document with NEPA analysis only.

CONGRESSIONAL INTEREST

  • 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 March 2020

Contact

General Questions
415-503-6708
450 Golden Gate
San Francisco, CA 94102