Removal, Demoliton, and Disposal of Abandoned or Surrendered Vessel in Chula Vista


SCH Number
Public Agency
San Diego Unified Port District
Document Title
Removal, Demoliton, and Disposal of Abandoned or Surrendered Vessel in Chula Vista
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
The proposed project involves accepting a grant and entering into an agreement with the California Division of Boating and Waterways for removal and disposal of abandoned or surrendered vessels within District Jurisdiction in the City of Chula Vista, California. The proposed project will remove, demolish, and dispose of approximately 20 vehicles that are currently stored at the port of San Diego Vessel impound Facility (Impound Facility) in Chula Vista, California. Vessels will be removed from the Impound Facility and transferred to the adjacent Marine Group Boat Works (MGBW) boatyard leasehold for demolition. All vessels will be inspected for hazardous materials by the District prior to removal. Vessels will be demolished within an existing paved area on the adjacent MGBW leasehold, and subsequently placed in 40 cubic-yard (cy) dumpsters. Any liquid residues released and/or hazardous materials found during demolition will be collected and appropriately disposed of by the District's on-call environmental contractor. Construction of the proposed project is anticipated to commence in January 2016 and extend through September 2017, for a total duration of one year and eight months. Construction will require the use of a travel-lift to remove and transfer the vessels from the Impound Facility to the adjacent MGBW leasehold. Other required equipment for demolition will include track loaders and back hoes. It is anticipated that no more than one vessel will be hauled off site per day. Each vessel will produce approximately 200 cy of demolition debris and fill four (4), 40-cy dumpsters. All debris will be hauled to Otay Mesa Landfill, which has sufficient capacity to serve the landfill disposal needs of the proposed project. It is anticipated that, at the height of construction, the proposed project will generate an average of approximately 16 vehicle and truck trips per day. Vehicle trips will be associated with deliveries, transport of construction workers, and hauling of debris. Due to its limited scope, construction of the proposed project will generate a minor amount of vehicle trips and will therefore not result in any significant impacts including, but not limited to, air quality, greenhouse gas emissions, noise, or transportation and traffic. The applicant will be responsible for complying with all applicable federal, state, and local laws regulating construction demolition debris, noise, and storm water. Furthermore, the proposed project will be required to comply with all waste discharge requirements outlined in the California Regional Water Quality Control Board Order No.R9-2015-0001, amending Order No. R9-2013-0001, National Pollutant Discharge elimination System (NPDES) No. CAS010266 as well as Order No. R9-2013-0026, NPDES No. CAG719001.

Contact Information
Dana Martinez
San Diego Unified Port District
Lead/Public Agency
3165 Pacific Highway
San Diego, CA 92101

Phone : (619) 400-4765


Chula Vista
San Diego
Other Information
891 G Street

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301 - Class 1
Reasons for Exemption
The project is determined to be Categorically Exempt pursuant to California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines Section 15301 (Existing Facilities) and Section 3.a (6) of the District's Guidelines for Compliance with CEQA because the project proposes removal, demolition, and disposal of abandoned or surrendered vessels that would involve a negligible expansion of use beyond that previously existing.

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