2023-03 CUP, CDP, IS Fuel Transfer Facility


SCH Number
Lead Agency
National City
Document Title
2023-03 CUP, CDP, IS Fuel Transfer Facility
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Industrial - railroad right-of-way
Document Description
USD Clean Fuels (USD-CF) proposes to construct a fuel transfer facility within the BNSF Railway railroad right-of-way (ROW) and BNSF-owned property located west of the 1800 block of Cleveland Ave. and north of W. 19th Street north to Civic Center Drive in National City, California. The facility will add nine rail spurs and four fixed truck loading spots to transfer bio-diesel fuel, renewable diesel fuel, ethanol, and sustainable aviation fuel directly from rail cars into trucks. Trucks will deliver to local retailers within a 35-mile radius. Each truck loading spot will consist of a pump skid, controls and piping between the belly of the rail cars and the bottom loading port of the truck and include a concrete pad and drain for containment of potential spills which will be piped to a containment basin on site. Proposed improvements consist of building tracks and turnouts/crossovers for rail cars, installation of concrete slab pump pads, installation of sloped truck load slabs, installation of pumps and piping to move fuels from rail cars to trucks, construction of a containment enclosure for additives, construction of a concrete-line containment basin, and an office trailer with control center and driver check-in area.

Contact Information

David Welch
Agency Name
City of National City
Job Title
Associate Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

David Atwater
Agency Name
ECORP Consulting, Inc.
Job Title
Asst. Operations Manager / Senior Environmental Planner
Contact Types
Consulting Firm

Cindy Fleming
Agency Name
Job Title
Contact Types
Project Applicant


National City
San Diego
Southern California
Cross Streets
W. 19th Street, Cleveland Avenue
Total Acres
Parcel #
559-010-14, 559-040-46 to 48 and 52, 559-076-02, 559-091-03 & 11
State Highways
15, 54
National School District (multiple), Sweetwater High School
San Diego Bay, Sweetwater River, Paradise Creek and Marsh, Chollas Creek

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Coastal Commission (CCC), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Marin Region 7 (CDFW), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Energy Commission, California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Diego Region 9 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Transportation, District 11 (DOT)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Transportation, District 11 (DOT)
Development Types
Industrial (Fuel transfer facility)(Sq. Ft. 512, Acres 7.5, Employees 12)
Local Actions
Use Permit, Coastal Permit
Project Issues
Air Quality, Biological Resources, Coastal Zone, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Transportation
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End


Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
State Comment Letters [Comments from State Reviewing Agency(ies)]

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