Oakland Harbor Turning Basins Widening


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Port of Oakland
Document Title
Oakland Harbor Turning Basins Widening
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Industrial and Submerged Lands
Document Description
In accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the Port of Oakland (Port) is preparing an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) to evaluate the potential widening of Oakland’s turning basins. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), in partnership with the Port, is performing a feasibility study to improve the efficiency of vessels entering and exiting the Oakland Harbor. The Oakland Harbor Turning Basins Widening (Proposed Project) proposes to increase the width of the Port’s two existing turning basins to accommodate a vessel with a capacity of 19,000 TEU and a length of 1,310 feet. The Proposed Project will require federal approval under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). USACE, the federal lead agency, released the draft Environmental Assessment pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act on December 17, 2022.

Contact Information

Jan Novak
Agency Name
Port of Oakland
Job Title
Associate Planner and Scientist
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant


San Francisco Bay Area
Cross Streets
Maritime Street (Outer Harbor TB); Adeline Street (Inner Harbor TB)
Total Acres
State Highways
SR 880; SR 80; SR 980
Lafayette Elementary, M.L.K. Jr. Elementary, McClymonds High
San Francisco Bay, Inner Harbor Channel

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Marin Region 7 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of State Parks, Division of Boating and Waterways, 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), 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), Department of Toxic Substances Control
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT), Department of Toxic Substances Control
Development Types
Other (Widening Two Turning Basins for Cargo Ships - 130 acres total), Transportation:Other (Maritime)
Local Actions
Site Plan
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Coastal Zone, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Economics/Jobs, Energy, Fiscal Impacts, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mandatory Findings of Significance, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Septic System, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End


Draft Environmental Document [Draft IS, NOI_NOA_Public notices, OPR Summary Form, Appx,]
Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]

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