Alcatraz Ferry Embarkation Project
In January 2013 a Public Scoping Comment Summary was released. The document presents a summary of the comments received during the public scoping period, June 1, 2012 through July 31, 2012. While not all comments received during public scoping are included in this report, all comments will be considered by NPS in preparation of the EIS. Click the Document List to the left, then click the document title to download.
The National Park Service (NPS) is beginning a planning and environmental impact analysis process to establish a long-term ferry embarkation site for passenger service between the San Francisco waterfront and Alcatraz Island. The Alcatraz Ferry Embarkation Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) will also evaluate a ferry connection from the San Francisco embarkation site to existing piers at Sausalito and/or Fort Baker. The NPS is developing the project in coordination with the Port of San Francisco (Port) and City and County of San Francisco (City). The planning process is following requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA).
To begin the plan, the NPS engaged the public in scoping activities to hear comments about any issues or concerns, the range of alternatives that should be studied, the nature and extent of potential environmental impacts, and any appropriate mitigation strategies that should be addressed in the planning process.
A draft EIS is expected to be released to the public sometime in mid to late 2014.