San Diego International Airport - Additional Fuel Tanks

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
San Diego County
Document Title
San Diego International Airport - Additional Fuel Tanks
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Present Land Use
San Diego International Airport (SDIA)
Document Description
The existing fuel farm at SDIA, constructed in the early 1990s, is located in the northeast corner of the Airport property, north of Runway 9-27 and the Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting facility, east of Marine Corps Recruit Depot - San Diego, and west of W. Washington Street and the Airport Traffic Control Tower. The existing fuel farm contains two 1-million-gallon aviation fuel tanks and is supplied by regional refineries via the existing Airport fuel delivery pipeline. Any lapse or shortage in fuel delivery, as well as inspection and maintenance activities of on- or off-Airport fuel pipelines or the fuel farm systems, requires fuel to be delivered to the Airport via tanker truck, which results in substantially slower and less reliable replenishment of the fuel farm supply. Since the construction of the existing fuel farm, aircraft operations and passenger enplanements have increased through the use of larger aircraft and additional scheduled operations. In July 2018, the peak aviation activity month, the fuel farm could accommodate approximately two days of fuel. The existing fuel reserve capacity is well below industry standard for airports similar to SDIA (a 5- to 7-day supply of fuel), making SDIA operations susceptible to inadequate fuel supply during pipeline malfunctions and impeding facility maintenance. See NOC for full details.

Contact Information

Ted Anasis
Agency Name
San Diego County Regional Airport Authority
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
San Diego County Regional Airport Authority
Contact Types
Project Applicant


San Diego
San Diego
Cross Streets
Streets: San Diego International Airport - North Harbor Drive
Total Acres
State Highways
Interstate 5
San Diego lnt'I Airport
San Diego Bay

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Coastal Commission (CCC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of State Parks, Division of Boating and Waterways, California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC), California Department of Transportation, District 11 (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Energy Commission, California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Diego Region 9 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Colorado River Board, Department of General Services (DGS), Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, State Water Resources Control Board, Divison of Financial Assistance
Development Types
Transportation (San Diego International Airport)
Local Actions
Site Plan
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Biological Resources, Coastal Zone, Cumulative Effects, Hazards & Hazardous Materials


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