Notice of Availability AND Notice of Completion
Final Integrated Feasibility Study and Final EIS/EIR
Encinitas and Solana Beach Coastal Storm Damage Reduction Project
A Final Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR) has been prepared for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, City of Solana Beach & City of Encinitas Coastal Storm Damage Reduction Project to identify and evaluate the potential environmental impacts of the proposed project. The EIS is being filed with the Environmental Protection Agency and is being made available to interested parties for review and comment pursuant to regulations of the President's Council on Environmental Quality for implementing NEPA (40 CFR Parts 1500-1508). The EIR has been prepared jointly with the EIS and notice is hereby given, in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) [Public Resources Code §21000, et seq.] and the 2015 State CEQA Guidelines [California Code of Regulations §15000, et seq.]. The USACE is the Lead Agency for the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the Cities of Encinitas and Solana Beach are the Lead Agencies for the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).
FINAL EIS/EIR PUBLIC REVIEW PERIOD: May 22, 2015 through June 22, 2015 @ 5:00PM.
PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The USACE and the Cities have prepared a joint Final Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR) to evaluate potential options for reducing storm damage related coastal erosion over a 50-year period anticipated to occur from 2018 through 2068.
The recommended plan (Proposed Project) for coastal storm damage reduction in Encinitas includes construction of a 50-foot-wide beach fill along a 7,800-foot-long stretch of shoreline using 340,000 cubic yards of compatible sediment, with renourishment (in the amount of 220,000 cubic yards) every 5 years on average over a 50-year period of Federal participation, for a total of nine additional nourishments.
The recommended plan (Proposed Project) for coastal storm damage reduction in Solana Beach includes construction of a 150-foot-wide beach fill along a 7,200-foot-long stretch of shoreline using 700,000 cubic yards of compatible sediment, with renourishment in the amount of 290,000 cubic yards every 10 years on average over a 50-year period of Federal participation, for a total of four additional nourishments.
Material for the beach fill will be dredged from borrow sites located off the coast of San Diego County. Physical monitoring of the performance of the project will be required annually throughout the 50-year period of Federal participation. This plan would provide coastal storm damage reduction throughout the project reach and would maintain the existing recreational beach. A comprehensive mitigation monitoring and reporting plan has been incorporated into the proposed project.
The Final Integrated Feasibility Study & EIS/EIR and proposed report of the Chief of Engineers for the Encinitas-Solana Beach Coastal Storm Damage Reduction Project, San Diego County, California are available for public review and comment for 30-days beginning May 22, 2015 through June 22, 2015. The Final EIS/EIR is divided into 5 volumes:
Volume I: Main Integrated Feasibility Report and Final EIS/EIR
Volume II: Appendices A through D
Appendix A Agency Coordination and Public Involvement
Appendix B Coastal Engineering Appendix
Appendix C Geotechnical Engineering Appendix
Appendix D 404(b)(1) Evaluation
Volume III: Appendices E through H
Appendix E Economic Appendix
Appendix F Cost Engineering Appendix
Appendix G Real Estate Appendix
Appendix H Potential Impacts to Nearshore Resources and Mitigation and Monitoring Plan
Volume IV: Appendices I and J
Appendix I Air Quality Analysis
Appendix J Coordination Act Report
Volume V: Appendices K through N
Appendix K Distribution List
Appendix L Response to Comments on Draft EIS/EIR
Appendix M Mitigation Strategy
Appendix N Consistency Determination
The Documents are available on this website as well as at the following locations:
City of Solana Beach City Hall (http://www.ci.solana-beach.ca.us)
Community Development Department
635 South Highway 101, Solana Beach, CA 92075
Solana Beach Library
157 Stevens Avenue, Solana Beach, CA 92075
City of Encinitas City Hall (http://encinitasca.gov/index.aspx?page=415)
505 S. Vulcan Ave., Encinitas, CA 92024
540 Cornish Dr., Encinitas, CA 92024
All comments must be received by June 22, 2015. Please address your comments to:
Headquarters, U. S. Army Corps of Engineers
ATTN: CECW-P (IP)
7701 Telegraph Road
Alexandria, VA 22315-3860
Points of Contact: