34th America's Cup Event, Parkwide
****UPDATE On August 10, 2012, Pacific West Regional Director approved the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI). The FONSI and attached Errata are available under the "Documents List" tab.
Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the National Park Service and the U.S. Coast Guard, in cooperation with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Presidio Trust, announce the availability of the Environmental Assessment (EA) of the 34th America's Cup Races. On December 31, 2010, the City of San Francisco was chosen as the location to host the 34th America's Cup (AC34) sailing races. The America's Cup race events are proposed to take place in Summer‐Fall 2013, with preliminary "World Series" races in Summer‐Fall 2012. Races are proposed for marine areas subject to the U.S. Coast Guard authority and increased visitation is expected for lands managed by the National Park Service and the Presidio Trust. In addition, in-water construction and dredging are proposed along the San Francisco waterfront and would be subject to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers authority. The EA evaluates potential environmental consequences of implementing the alternatives.
Please click the Document List link to the left to download the EA and any other documents that are released for public review.
CDs of the EA can be requested by contacting the park at firstname.lastname@example.org. CDs of the Draft EA will also be available at the following public libraries:
o San Francisco Public Library - 100 Larkin St./San Francisco, CA
o Berkeley Public Library – Central Branch/2090 Kittredge/Berkeley, CA
o Oakland Public Library - 125 14th Street/Oakland CA
o City of Alameda – Main Library/1550 Oak Street/Alameda, CA
o Marin County Public Library – 3501 Civic Center Drive, Room 427 San Rafael CA 94903
Comments on the EA will be accepted from the public for a period of 30 days. The public comment period will close on July 7, 2012.
You can submit comments at the public meeting, on the website here (click on Document List, open the EA document, then click Comment on Document), or you can mail them to:
550 Kearny St., Suite 900
San Francisco, CA 94108
A public meeting will be held on Thursday, June 21st from 6:30 - 9:00 p.m. at the Golden Gate Club, Cypress Room, 135 Fisher Loop on the Main Post in the Presidio, San Francisco.