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 The existing pumpout facilities are outdated and require replacement, and the proposed project, with the assistance of the grant funds, would install new high-efficiency pumps with stainless steel pump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.