Central Bay Operations and Maintenance Facility
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About The Project
The San Francisco Bay Area Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA) is proposing a project to construct a Central Bay Operations and Maintenance Facility to serve as the central San Francisco Bay base for WETA's ferry fleet, Operations Control Center, and Emergency Operations Center. The proposed project would provide running maintenance service such as fueling, engine oil changes, concession supply, and light repair work for all WETA ferry boats operating in the San Francisco Bay. The facility would also be the location for operational activities of WETA, including day-to-day management and oversight of service, crew, and facilities. In the event of a regional disaster, the facility would function as an Emergency Operations Center, serving passengers and sustaining water transit service for emergency response and recovery.
The proposed project site is located southeast of the intersection of West Hornet Avenue and Ferry Point Road near Pier 3 in the City of Alameda, within the Naval Air Station Base Realignment and Closure area known as Alameda Point. The project would include a four-story landside building of approximately 25,000 square feet designed to Essential Facilities Standards in accordance with the California Building Code. The proposed marine facility would have an overwater coverage of approximately 20,000 square feet (0.46 acre) and would provide berthing slips for up to 11 vessels with limited capacity to provide berthing for vessels in transit. Construction of the Facility is projected to begin in Fall 2012 and be complete by Spring 2014. A preliminary sketch of the proposed improvements is shown below.
In compliance with CEQA requirements, a Draft Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration has been prepared for the proposed project. A Notice of Intent to Adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration has been prepared and circulated by WETA for public and agency review of the Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration. The Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration identifies potentially significant impacts associated with the project including aesthetics, air quality, biological resources, greenhouse gas emissions, cultural resources, geology and soils, hazards and hazardous materials, hydrology and water quality, noise, transportation/traffic, and mandatory findings of significance. Measures identified in the document and included as part of the project will mitigate the potential impacts to a less-than-significant level.
WETA is coordinating with FTA, the federal lead agency for this project, to comply with NEPA requirements for the proposed project.
Opportunities for Public Involvement
Comments on the Mitigated Negative Declaration will be accepted for a 30-day review period from March 31, 2011, through April 29, 2011. At the end of the 30-day public review period, WETA will consider the proposed Mitigated Negative Declaration together with any comments received during the public review process in making a determination to adopt the Mitigated Negative Declaration.
Download the Notice of Intent
Notice of Intent to Adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration (PDF, 172KB)
Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration
IS/MND for the Central Bay Operations and Maintenance Facility (PDF, 8.18 MB)
Cover (PDF, 369 KB)
Table of Contents (PDF, 151 KB)
Chapter 1, Introduction (PDF, 213 KB)
Chapter 2, Project Description (PDF, 2.25 MB)
Chapter 3, Environmental Checklist (PDF, 2.74 MB)
Chapter 4, References (PDF, 197 KB)
Chapter 5, List of Preparers (PDF, 85 KB)
Appendix A, Air Quality& Climate Change Technical Appendix (PDF, 359 KB)
Appendix B, Special Status Species Tables (PDF, 201 KB)
Appendix C Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (PDF, 2.4 MB)
Appendix D San Francisco Bay Plan Consistency Analysis (PDF, 202 KB)