Soil Borings by San Diego Wood Preserving Company at National City Bayfront

Summary

SCH Number
2020110473
Public Agency
San Diego Unified Port District
Document Title
Soil Borings by San Diego Wood Preserving Company at National City Bayfront
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
11/30/2020
Present Land Use
Marine Related Industrial

Document Description
The proposed project would involve investigative soil borings by Environmental Navigation Services as an authorized agent on behalf of San Diego Wood Preserving Company (Applicant) in the City of National City, California. Work to specifically complete the proposed project would involve soil borings to evaluate subsurface soil conditions at three (3) properties: the Pepper Oil Company (POC) Leasehold; Marine Group Boat Works (MGBW) Leasehold; and San Diego Unified Port District (District) property located between the BNSF right-of-way and POC Leasehold. Approximately twenty-four (24) borings would be conducted at MGBW, ten (10) borings would be conducted at POC, and eleven (11) borings would be conducted within District property; the maximum number of borings would not exceed fifty-five (55) total and would be to a maximum depth of 40 feet (ft) below ground surface (bgs) using push-probe and continuous coring sampling methods. All borings would be sealed and site surfaces would be restored to their existing condition after completion of the sampling. Construction of the proposed project is anticipated to occur in Winter 2020 and would take approximately six (6) weeks to complete. Due to its nature and limited scope, construction of the proposed project would generate a minor amount of vehicle trips and would require limited use of equipment. Therefore, significant impacts related to air quality, greenhouse gas emissions, and transportation and traffic are not anticipated to occur. Furthermore, the Applicant would be responsible for complying with all applicable federal, state, and local laws regarding construction demolition debris, hazards and hazardous materials, and stormwater. The proposed project also includes a Right of Entry License Agreement (ROELA) to Environmental Navigation Services (Licensee) to enter certain property located in the City of National City, California. The area proposed for use under this ROELA would be used by the Licensee and their authorized agent(s) and contractor(s) for the purpose of onsite push-probe drilling and testing of soil borings, as well as ingress and egress in support of those activities. No new development, construction, or increase in the size of the area is proposed or authorized as part of the ROELA. It is anticipated that the ROELA would have a term of approximately three (3) months, or upon completion of work, whichever occurs earlier. The ROELA may be terminated by the District as a matter of right and without cause at any time upon providing twenty-four (24) hours’ notice in writing to the Licensee of such termination.

Contact Information
Michael Paul
San Diego Unified Port District
Lead/Public Agency
3165 Pacific Highway
San Diego, CA 92101

Phone : (619) 686-8112
mpaul@portofsandiego.org

San Diego Wood Preserving Company
Project Applicant

Location

Cities
National City
Counties
San Diego
Other Location Info
1313 Bay Marina Drive, National City, CA 91950; and 2250 and 2300 Tidelands Ave, National City, CA 91950 between the BNSF Right-of-Way and Pepper Oil Company Leasehold

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15304 (Minor Alterations to Land) and 15306 (Information Collection)
Reasons for Exemption
The proposed project is determined to be Categorically Exempt pursuant to California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines Sections 15304 (Minor Alterations to Land) and 15306 (Information Collection) and Sections 3.d. and 3.f. of the District’s Guidelines for Compliance with CEQA because it consists of investigative soil borings and would result in no permanent effects on the environment, would not involve the removal of mature, scenic trees, and is for the purpose of basic data collection activities which would not result in a serious or major disturbance to an environmental resource. Sections 3.d. and 3.f. of the District’s CEQA Guidelines are as follows: 3.d. Minor Alterations to Land (SG § 15304) (Class 4): Includes minor alterations in the condition of land, water and/or vegetation not involving removal of mature, scenic trees. AND/OR 3.f. Information Collection (SG § 15306) (Class 6): Includes basic data collection, research, experimental management, and resource evaluation activities which do not result in a serious or major disturbance to an environmental resource. These may be for information gathering purposes, or as part of a study leading to an action which has not yet been approved, adopted or funded.

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
2020-104 Soil Borings by San Diego Wood Preserving Company at National City Bayfront   PDF 1748 K

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