SFO Shoreline Protection Program


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City and County of San Francisco
Document Title
SFO Shoreline Protection Program
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation
Present Land Use

Document Description
The project sponsor, SFO, proposes to implement the proposed project to address flood protection and future sea-level rise for the expected lifespan of the shoreline improvements. The proposed project would install new shoreline protection infrastructure that would comply with current Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) requirements for flood protection and incorporate protection for future sea-level rise. The Airport’s 8-mile shoreline and western landside boundary are divided into 16 reaches based on shoreline orientation, existing protection type, existing foreshore conditions, and existing landside conditions. Reach-specific design criteria were developed for 15 of the reaches, including 13 shoreline reaches and two landside reaches, based on the requirements promulgated by FEMA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Based on current FEMA requirements and guidance from the California Ocean Protection Council adopted in March 2018, the project proposes to construct shoreline protection improvements specific to 15 of the reaches to eliminate the probability of substantial inundation at the Airport until 2085.

Contact Information
Michael Li
Environmental Planning
Lead/Public Agency
49 South Van Ness Avenue #1400
San Francisco, CA 94103

Phone : (628) 652-7490

David Kim, San Francisco International Airport
Project Applicant


37°37'39.66"N 122°22'22.7"W
Millbrae San Bruno South San Francisco
San Francisco San Mateo
Cross Streets
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
U.S. 101
SFO Airport
San Francisco Bay

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Other (Infrastructure)
Local Action
Project Issues
Aesthetics Agriculture and Forestry Resources Air Quality Biological Resources Cultural Resources Cumulative Effects Drainage/Absorption Economics/Jobs Flood Plain/Flooding Geology/Soils Greenhouse Gas Emissions Growth Inducement Hazards & Hazardous Materials Hydrology/Water Quality Land Use/Planning Mineral Resources Noise Population/Housing Public Services Recreation Sewer Capacity Social Solid Waste Transportation Tribal Cultural Resources Vegetation Wetland/Riparian Wildfire Wildlife Other
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB) California Department of Conservation (DOC) California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW) California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics (DOT) California Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Planning (DOT) California Department of Water Resources (DWR) California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES) California Highway Patrol (CHP) California Natural Resources Agency California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Francisco Bay Region 2 (RWQCB) California State Lands Commission (SLC) Department of Toxic Substances Control Office of Historic Preservation San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC) State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC) California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT) California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Marin Region 7 (CDFW)


Environmental Document
2020-004398ENV_NOA-NOP   PDF 2094 K
2020-004398ENV_NOC_Updated   PDF 297 K
State Comments
2020110456_Caltrans Comment   PDF 146 K 2020110456_CDFW Comment   PDF 267 K 2020110456_NAHC Comment   PDF 464 K

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