San Diego NWR Complex
Pacific Southwest Region
 

San Diego Bay National Wildlife Refuge

Otay River Estuary Restoration Project

Notice of Intent to Prepare an EIS has been reinitiated. The expanded project scope will address the restoration of salt marsh vegetation within one or more of the commercial solar salt ponds within the San Diego Bay NWR, as well as the restoration of the western portion of the Otay River floodplain.

A Notice of Intent and request for public comment was published in the Federal Register on Tuesday, January 8, 2013.

 
 

 

Public Scoping Meeting - Please Join Us!


Since the draft EIS has been reinitiated, we are seeking input on issues such as the range of alternatives, appropriate mitigation measures, and the nature and extent of potential environmental impacts associated with the restoration of one or more solar salt ponds within the South San Diego Bay Unit of the San Diego Bay NWR, as well as the possible restoration of a portion of the D Street Fill within the Sweetwater Marsh Unit of the San Diego Bay NWR.

We invite you to join us and provide your comments at a public scoping meetting to be held
on
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 from 1:30 - 3:30 PM
at
Swiss Park & Club 2001 Main St, Chula Vista, CA

Written scoping comments must be received by February 8, 2013.

Please click here for the "Restoration Update January 2013" for the Project Site Description, timeline, and how to submit your comments (PDF 1.42 MB)

 
 

Project Site Map

 
 
Poseidon Project Locations Map as of January 2013
 
     
 

NEPA Process and Timeline

A programmatic EIS, which addressed preliminary restoration proposals for this area, was prepared in 2006 in association with the San Diego Bay National Wildlife Refuge Comprehensive Conservation Plan. The EIS to be prepared for the current project will tier from the programmatic EIS and Record of Decision prepared for the CCP and will provide project-specific data and impact analysis.

To provide input on issues such as the range of alternatives to be addressed in the EIS, appropriate mitigation measures, and the nature and extent of potential environmental impacts associated with project implementation, we encourage you to participate in the NEPA scoping process. You may do this by attending one of the public scoping meetings described above, and/or by providing your written comments to us no later than January 6, 2012 (address information provided above).

Please note that written comments we receive become part of the public record associated with this action. Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment, including your personal identifying information, may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

The draft EIS is expected to be provided for public review and comment in Spring 2012.

 
 

 

For More Information

For more information about this project, please contact Brian Collins, Refuge Manager, at (619) 575-2704 extension 302 or via email at Brian_Collins@fws.gov.

 

 

Last updated: January 9, 2013