Operation and Maintenance for Sewage Management Equipment Program and Acceptance of Grant Funds


SCH Number
Public Agency
San Diego Unified Port District
Document Title
Operation and Maintenance for Sewage Management Equipment Program and Acceptance of Grant Funds
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The San Diego Unified Port District (Applicant) proposes to receive grant funding from the California State Park Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW) for the renovation, operation, and maintenance of seven (7) pumpout facilities for public and recreational boating use within San Diego Bay. The Applicant was awarded the grant funds by the DBW, with a minimum of 25% matching funds provided by the Applicant. The Applicant currently maintains the seven (7) pumpout facilities at five (5) docks around San Diego Bay located at: Shelter Island Harbor Police Dock (two pumpout facilities), Shelter Island Transient Dock (two pumpout facilties), Crescent Dock, Chula Vista Bayfront Park, and National City Pepper Park. These facilities service the boating community by providing a means to dispose of wastewater through the existing sewer system. The existing pumpout facilities are outdated and require replacement, and the proposed project, with the assistance of the grant funds, would install new high-efficiency pumps with stainless steel pump frames, aluminum pump housing, new control panels, and a MarineSync remote monitoring, data collection, and reporting capability. Each pumpout facility is approximately two feet by three feet in size. All seven existing facilities would be fully replaced, and the new, updated pumpout facilities would be the same size as the existing facilities and would be located at the same sites. It is anticipated that it would take up to three days to replace each facility and the work is anticipated to begin in Fall 2021. 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, 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.

Contact Information

Michael Paul
Agency Name
San Diego Unified Port District
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Chula Vista, National City, San Diego
San Diego
Other Location Info
Shelter Island Harbor Police Dock (32.7090, -117.2350) Shelter Island Transient Dock (32.7095, -117.2335) Crescent/Laurel Street Dock (32.7270, -117.1761) Pepper Park (32.6495, -117.1102) Chula Vista Bayfront Park (32.6214, -117.1028)

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Replacement or Reconstruction (SG § 15302)
Reasons for Exemption
The proposed project is determined to be Categorically Exempt pursuant to the CEQA Guidelines and the Sections of the District's Guidelines for Compliance with CEQA as identified above. This is appropriate for the proposed project because it would consist of-the replacement/reconstruction of an existing structure/facility, would be located on the same site as the structure replaced, and would have substantially the same purpose and capacity. Section 3:b (2) of the District's CEQA Guidelines is as follows: 3.b. Replacement or reconstruction (SG § 15302) (Class 2): Includes replacement or reconstruction of existing structures and facilities where the new structure will be located on the same site and will have substantially the same purpose and capacity as the structure being replaced. This exemption includes, but is not limited to: (2) Replacement or reconstruction of marine terminal facilities, and marine-oriented commercial, industrial, and public and commercial recreational facilities, including buildings, piers, piles, wharves, marine ways; railroads; airport facilities, runways, taxiways, aprons, and ancillary structures to those facilities; electrical and mechanical systems and equipment; where the new structure will be on essentially the same site as the structure replaced and will have substantially the same purpose and capacity as the structure replaced.
County Clerk
San Diego


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