The proposed project would involve replacement of the fender systems by General Dynamics-NASSCO (Tenant) at Berth II in the city of San Diego, California. The steel and concrete piers are Inspected regularly, and presently the fender systems at Berths V and VI are aged and at the end of their serviceable life expectancy. Without properly functioning fender systems, berthed vessels could exert sufficient stress onto the pier and/or support pilings, creating damage and safety issues for the pier structure itself as well as the surrounding environment. The base of the pier is approximately 40 feet above the bay floor. Depths at Berth II range from approximately -26 feet to -34 feet MLLW.
The proposed project is determined to be Categorically Exempt pursuant to
California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines Sections 15301 (Existing Facilities) and/or 15302 (Replacement and Reconstruction) and Sections 3.a. and 3.b. of the District's Guidelines for Compliance with CEQA because it is the replacement of the fender systems on an existing pier that would involve no expansion of
use beyond that previously existing, would not result in a significant cumulative impact due to the continuation of the existing use, would consist of the replacement/ reconstruction of an existing structure/facility, would be located on the same site as the structure replaced, and would have substantially the same purpose and capacity.
Sections 3.a. and 3.b of the District's CEQA Guidelines