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.