General Dynamics NASSCO Paint Cell 5 Building Expansion


SCH Number
Public Agency
San Diego Unified Port District
Document Title
General Dynamics NASSCO Paint Cell 5 Building Expansion
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
a The proposed project involves a 3,515-square-foot expansion of paint cell 5 to support General Dynamics NASSCO's (NASSCO) existing ship building and repair operations. NASSCO currently operates a shipbuilding and repair facility on the eastern shoreline of San Diego Bay in the City of San Diego. NASSCO's facility includes a blast and paint facility comprised of two blast cells and five paint cells that allow for painting within the facility during inclement weather. The blast and paint facility also captures and destroys volatile organic compounds associated with NASSCO's operations in order to reduce air emissions and improve overall air quality. Paint cell 5 currently measures 69,200 sq. ft. and is located at the southeastern end of the blast and paint facility. The proposed building expansion will occur at the rear end of paint cell 5, which is currently paved and used for internal roadway circulation. The purpose of the proposed project is to maximize the production output of paint cell 5, which will increase the efficiency of shipbuilding activities and capture air emissions associated with NASSCO's existing operation. Work to complete the proposed project will include the following: -Demolition of approximately 3,44 sq. ft. of existing asphalt cover and utility piping on the project site; -Shallow grading to a depth of approximately 1.5 feet to prepare the site for the concrete pad; -Construction of an approximately 3,444 sq. ft. reinforced concrete pad to support the building expansion; -Installation of utility piping and electrical conduits for building expansion; -Construction of the approximately 3,515 sq. ft. paint cell 5 building expansion, including support and equipment, and -Realignment of an internal roadway to the southeast to accommodate the proposed building expansion. Existing utilities that currently serve NASSCO's facility include potable water, wastewater, natural gas, and electricity. The proposed project will include an extension of the existing utilities in order to serve the proposed expansion. Existing electrical capacity at NASSCO's facility is anticipated to be sufficient to support the proposed project. Therefore, upgrades to the existing transformer station are not proposed.

Contact Information

Mayra Medel
Agency Name
San Diego Unified Port District
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Diego
San Diego

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
S:15301, Class 1
Reasons for Exemption
Existing Facilities.

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