NASSCO Berth VII and VIII Bulkhead Improvements Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
San Diego Unified Port District
Document Title
NASSCO Berth VII and VIII Bulkhead Improvements Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Present Land Use
Industrial Shipyard
Document Description
The project involves construction of a new bulkhead and fender system at Berths VII and VIII to replace the existing dilapidated bulkhead. The construction of a new bulkhead requires it to be built outside of the existing bulkhead using a combination of 62 steel king piles, 379 linear feet of sheet piles, and 51 steel batter piles. The piling will be driven in place using an impact hammer. The proposed bulkhead will extend 4 feet from the existing bulkhead to accommodate the batter pile network and the approx. 0.04-acre void between the proposed and existing bulkhead will be backfilled with 837 cubic yards of cementitious slurry. A new fender pile system will be installed on the perimeter of the proposed bulkhead for continued accommodation of tugboats and skiffs and includes 45 steel H-piles that will be driven in place using a vibratory hammer. The Applicant will provide approx. 0.04 acre of restored bay floor from the removal of existing structures and debris within the shipyard leasehold to mitigate for the loss of jurisdictional area.

Contact Information

Lisa Honma
Agency Name
Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Diego Region
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
General Dynamics-NASSCO
Contact Types
Project Applicant


San Diego
San Diego
Southern California
Cross Streets
2798 Harbor Drive, near foot of So. 28th Street
Total Acres
0.04 acre
Parcel #
State Highways
I-5,I-15, SR75
San Diego Bay
Other Location Info
Work will occur in San Diego Bay at Berths 7 and 8.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 2 Section 15302
Reasons for Exemption
The project proposes to replace an existing facility that is located on the same site and has substantially the same purpose and capacity as the facility being replaced.


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