[Federal Register Volume 59, Number 38 (Friday, February 25, 1994)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 94-4322]

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[Federal Register: February 25, 1994]



Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for Proposed 
Leasing of a Portion of Fleet Industrial and Supply Center, Oakland, CA

    Pursuant to section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy 
Act (NEPA) of 1969 as implemented by the Council on Environmental 
Quality regulations (40 CFR parts 1500-1508), the Department of the 
Navy in association with the Port of Oakland, Oakland, California 
announce their intent to prepare a joint Environmental Impact 
Statement/Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR) for the proposed lease 
of Navy land to the Port of Oakland for commercial and maritime 
industrial development. The Navy will be the Lead Agency under NEPA and 
the Port of Oakland will be the Lead Agency under the California 
Environmental Quality Act.
    Public Law 102-484 (section 2834(b) of the Fiscal Year 1993 Defense 
Authorization Act, as amended) authorizes the Secretary of the Navy to 
lease to the Port of Oakland real property, together with improvements 
thereon, at the Fleet and Industrial Supply Center, Naval Supply 
Center, Oakland, Alameda County, California, hereinafter referred to as 
the ``Center.
    The proposed project involves up to 220 acres of the Center's land 
facilities to be leased to the Port of Oakland for long-term commercial 
uses and redevelopment for maritime and transportation-related 
functions. In addition, the project includes 45 acres of the Port of 
Oakland's property, south of the Center and adjacent to the American 
President Lines Terminal. The Port of Oakland proposes to establish 
maritime and transportation activities and to redevelop the site for 
port operations in support of the Oakland Harbor Area.
    Redevelopment projects may include intermodal rail facilities, 
marine facilities, container facilities, and other maritime and 
transportation facilities. The site would be used as a transfer and 
staging area for container cargo transported between the project area 
and the Inner and Outer Oakland Harbor marine terminals by train and 
    The 265 acres included in the proposed project have been divided 
into five areas for planning purposes. Development of Area A (83 acres 
of the Center) would include demolition of most of the existing 
facilities and construction of new intermodal rail tracks and 
associated appurtenances, such as straddle carrier runways and 
container staging support areas.
    Develpment of Area B (40 acres of the Center) would include 
demolition of existing facilities and construction of new container 
transfer and storage areas and a transloading facility. The 
transloading facility would be a narrow, dock-high platform with rail 
tracks on one side and truck spaces on the other side.
    Development of Area C (67 acres of the Center) would include 
demolition of some existing facilities, construction of an entrance for 
the intermodal rail facility (including a gatehouse and maintenance and 
repair building) and maintenance of existing warehouses for continued 
warehouseing and/or distribution uses.
    Development of Area D (45 acres of Port property) would include 
demolition of existing facilities and construction of a new terminal 
expansion area to be used for marine tenant container staging and 
    An option for development of Area E (20 to 30 acres of the Center) 
may be included in the lease, depending on the results of discussions 
between the Port of Oakland and the Center. If agreement is reached, 
the additional area would be used for warehousing and/or distribution.
    The alternatives to be evaluated will include:

1. Alternative intensities of demolition and development;
2. Alternative configurations of land usage, including options that 
will retain some of the existing facilities; and
3. No Action alternative.

    Federal, state, and local agencies and interested individuals are 
encouraged to take this opportunity to identify environmental concerns 
that should be addressed during the preparation of the EIS/EIR for the 
proposed action. Please submit written comments within 30 days of the 
published date of this notice to the following addresses: (1) Mr. 
Raymond Chiang, Environmental Planning Branch, Western Division Naval 
Facilities Engineering Command, P.O. Box 727, San Bruno, California 
94066, FAX (415) 244-3737 for comments pertaining to the Navy; and (2) 
Mr. Charles Schwarz, Environmental Department, Port of Oakland, 530 
Water Street, Oakland, California, 94607, FAX (510) 465-3755 for 
comments pertaining to the Port of Oakland.

    Dated: February 22, 1994.
Saundra K. Melancon,
Alternate Federal Register Liaison Officer.
[FR Doc. 94-4322 Filed 2-24-94; 8:45 am]