Easement to San Diego Gas and Electric Company for Underground Utilities


SCH Number
Public Agency
San Diego Unified Port District
Document Title
Easement to San Diego Gas and Electric Company for Underground Utilities
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The proposed project is a renewal of an existing Easement to San Diego Gas & Electric Company (Grantee) for utility purposes in, on, over, under, across, and through approximately 1,090 square feet (Parcel No. 1) and approximately 3,742 square feet (Parcel No. 2) of subsurface tideland area located at the east and west sides of the Harbor Drive Bridge and within the Fuel Farm at the Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal in San Diego, California. The area proposed for use under this Easement will be used by Grantee to excavate for, lay, erect, construct, build, install, modify, improve, rebuild, reconstruct, relocate, reconfigure, repair, replace, substitute, change the size of, upgrade, maintain, patrol, inspect, test, operate, use, and remove facilities consisting of underground facilities for the transmission and distribution of natural gas and related public utility purposes, together with all fixtures, equipment, and appurtenances necessary or convenient for the maintenance, operation, and use thereof. The Easement further grants Grantee the right of ingress and egress to,from, and along the Easement area via practical routes across the adjacent District lands. The Easement expressly prohibits Grantee from granting third parties any right to attach or install telecommunications, wireless, or other communications facilities within the Easement area. The Easement area is currently and is proposed to be used for the purpose of underground utilities. The Easement shall be construed, interpreted, and determined in accordance with the laws of the State of California. The Easement term shall be for a period of five (5) years and is anticipated to commence on June 1, 2020, and end on May 31, 2025, unless sooner terminated.

Contact Information

Michael Paul
Agency Name
San Diego Unified Port District Development Services Department
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Diego
San Diego
Other Location Info
Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal, 687 Switzer Street, San Diego, CA 92101

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Existing Facilities (SG § 15301) (Class 1)
Reasons for Exemption
The proposed project is determined to be Categorically Exempt pursuant to California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines Section 15301 (Existing Facilities) and Section 3.a. of the District's Guidelines for Compliance with CEQA because it consists of a renewal of an Easement for underground utilities that would involve no expansion of use beyond that previously existing, would not allow for new development, and would not result in any significant cumulative impacts due to the continuation of an existing use. Section 3.a. of the District's CEQA Guidelines is as follows: See NOE for full details.


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