National City Marine Terminal Berth 24-10 Structural and Mooring Repairs


SCH Number
Lead Agency
San Diego Unified Port District
Document Title
National City Marine Terminal Berth 24-10 Structural and Mooring Repairs
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
The proposed project involves repair of an existing concrete deck and piles at the National city Marine Terminal (NCMT) Berth 24-10 (Berth) located in the City of National City. The Berth is comprised oa reinforced concrete marginal wharf structure consisting of pre-stressed concrete piles and a supporting cast-in-place concrete deck, which was constructed between 1968 and 1971. Since it was first constructed, the Berth has suffered substantial structural damage and deterioration. Specific problems include damage to the concrete deck soffit and damage with cracking to approximately 17 percent of the pre-stressed concrete piles. The damage has resulted in interim load restrictions and the closure of portions of the concrete deck. Furthermore, the Berth does not meet current seismic design standards and if subjected to ground motion, would suffer significantly more damage than a modern wharf structure subjected to the same motion. The proposed project would address these structural vulnerabilities by repairing the damaged piles and constructing a new concrete deck that would be constructed in-kind, in the same location as the same existing concrete deck. In addition, the proposed project would improve the mooring and fender system, utilities and storm drainage system, and electrical system.

Contact Information
Dana Martinez
San Diego Unified Port District
3165 Pacific Highway P.O. Box 120488
San Diego, CA 92112-0488

Phone : (619) 400-4765


National City
San Diego
Other Information
Berth 24-10, National City, CA 91950

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
S:15301,15302 C:1,2
Reasons for Exemption
The project is determined to be Categorically Exempt pursuant to California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines Section 15301 (Existing Facilities) and/or 15302 (Replacement or Reconstruction) and Sections 3.a (1) and/or 3.b (1) of the District's guidelines for Compliance with CEQA because it is the repair of existing piles, replacement of the existing concrete deck, and improvements to the mooring and fender system, utilities and storm drainage, and electrical system that would result in no expansion of use beyond that previously and would be located on the same site and have substantially the same purpose and capacity as the structures being replaced.
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