The Army Corps of Engineers dredging project cannot move forward until a state or local government agency issues an Environmental Impact Report (EIR). This is to fulfill California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) requirements. But the federal report is now finished, with a one-month deadline for further comment.
Here’s the March 6, 2020 Army Corps of Engineers announcement of the release of its San Francisco to Stockton Navigation Improvement Project Final General Reevaluation Report and Environmental Impact Statement:
“The study has analyzed alternatives to improve navigation along a 13.2 mile length of navigation channel which spans from Central San Francisco Bay to Avon (just east of the Benicia-Martinez Bridge) including the Pinole Shoal Channel and the Bulls Head Reach portion of the Suisun Bay Channel.
The Final GRR and EIS are available at the following web addresses:
http://www.saj.usace.army.mil/About/DivisionsOffices/Planning/EnvironmentalBranch/EnvironmentalDocuments.aspx (If using this link, go to “Environmental Documents/”Other Locations.”)
Hard copies are also available at the following libraries:
•Cesar Chavez Central Library –605 N El Dorado St, Stockton, CA 95202
•Contra Costa County Library –Martinez Branch 740 Court St, Martinez, CA 94553
Questions or comments concerning the Final GRR/EIS can be submitted via email to SFBaytoStockton@usace.army.milor in writing to 701 San Marco Blvd, Jacksonville FL 32207-8915 Attention: Paul DeMarco within 30 days (March 6 to April 6, 2020).”