SFO Shoreline Protection Program

3 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City and County of San Francisco
Document Title
SFO Shoreline Protection Program
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
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
Agency Name
Environmental Planning
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
David Kim, San Francisco International Airport
Contact Types
Project Applicant


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

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State 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)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Marin Region 7 (CDFW)
Development Types
Other (Infrastructure)
Local Actions
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


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