Public Notices

A public notice is the primary method for advising all interested parties of a proposed activity for which a permit is sought. Soliciting comments and information necessary to evaluate the probable impacts on the public interest. Public notices are also published to inform the public about new or proposed regulations, policies, guidance or permit procedures.  

Public Notices published by the Los Angeles District are posted on these three pages. There are two types of Public Notices; Regulatory and Project Public Notices. Comments are due by the expiration date of the public notice. 

Only comments submitted by email or in hard copy format through a delivery service, such as the U.S. Postal Service, can be accepted.   Comments must be submitted to the address listed in the public notice.

Public Notice Manager


Los Angeles District
Published July 3, 2019


The Los Angeles District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), requests your review and comments on a draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for the proposed South San Diego Harbor dredging project in San Diego, California. The Corps, as part of its Operations and Maintenance Program, is proposing to perform maintenance dredging in South San Diego Harbor Federal Channel to re-establish authorized channel depths. Construction is expected to take place from November 2019 through March 2020.

Long shore transport of sand from the ocean has shoaled the sides and bed of the approach/entrance channel and other areas of the Federal Channel have developed shoals due to propeller wash from passing ships and sediment deposition from Sweetwater Channel. The San Diego Harbor maintenance dredging project is important for the continued and safe navigation of the channel by deep draft vessels using the harbor.

The proposed project would: (1) restore the channel that is subject to continual shoaling to design depths; (2) assure the continued navigation for marine traffic within the harbor; and (3) provide beach nourishment material for beaches severely eroded by littoral processes.

Please respond with comments on this Draft EA by August 2, 2019.   Correspondence may be sent to:

Mr. Eduardo T. De Mesa

Chief, Planning Division

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District

 915 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 930

 ATTN: Ms. Natalie Martinez-Takeshita -CESPL-PDRN

 Los Angeles, California 90017-3489

If you have any questions regarding the project, please contact Ms. Natalie Martinez-Takeshita, Project Environmental Coordinator, at (213) 452-3306 or email