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The Final Environmental Impact Statement/Report (FEIS/R) for the South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project evaluates the potential environmental impacts of the Restoration Project. It sets out the Restoration Project's long-term restoration, public access and flood risk management plan. 

It includes:

  • Program-level evaluation of the long-term alternative restoration plans.
  • Project-level analysis of the first phase of restoration (the Phase 1 actions).
  • Responses to comments received on the March 2007 Draft EIS/R.

The document was prepared jointly by the US Fish and Wildlife Service and the California Department of Fish and Game in partnership with the California State Coastal Conservancy, US Army Corps of Engineers, Santa Clara Valley Water District, and Alameda County Flood Control and Water Conservation District.

Comment Letters Received on the Final Project Environmental Impact Statement and Report

  • Air Force Comment Letter (PDF 70KB)
  • EPA Comment Letter (PDF 1.1MB)
  • NOAA Fisheries Comment Letter (PDF 104KB)
  • Union City Comment Letter (PDF 568KB)
  • Citizens Committee to Complete the Refuge Comment Letter (PDF 7.8MB)
  • Libby Lucas Comment Letter (PDF 11KB)

Obtaining Hard Copies of the Document

Requests can be made via the Project website comment page.


Downloading the Document

For ease of downloading, the FEIS/R document has been posted in sections. For some sections, a choice of versions is available — smaller files download more quickly. The documents incorporated by reference are also listed below.

For practical reasons, the paper version of the FEIS/R is separated into “Volume 1” (Executive Summary through Section 3.5), “Volume 2” (Section 3.6 through the appendices), and “Volume 3” (Appendix O, Response to Comments) which presents responses to the comments submitted on the March 2007 Draft EIS/R. In the downloadable version, this division is not necessary and is not made. However, references to Volumes 1 and 2 still appear in the downloadable Table of Contents.

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  • Cover (PDF <1MB)
  • Cover Sheet, Title Page, and Table of Contents (PDF <1MB)
  • Executive Summary (PDF 24MB)
  • 1 Introduction (PDF 13MB)
  • 2 Description of Alternatives (Entire section: PDF 75MB; or in parts: part 1 30MB, part 2 26MB, part 3 19MB)
  • 3 Environmental Setting, Impacts, and Mitigation Measures
    • 3.1 Introduction (PDF <1MB)
    • 3.2 South San Francisco Bay Shoreline Study (PDF <1MB)
    • 3.3 Hydrology, Flood Management and Infrastructure (PDF 10MB)
    • 3.4 Surface Water, Sediment and Groundwater Quality (PDF 2MB)
    • 3.5 Geology, Soils and Seismicity (PDF 12MB)
    • 3.6 Biological Resources (PDF 20MB)
    • 3.7 Recreation Resources (PDF 13MB)
    • 3.8 Cultural Resources (PDF 8MB)
    • 3.9 Land Use (PDF 11MB)
    • 3.10 Public Health and Vector Management (PDF <1MB)
    • 3.11 Socioeconomics and Environmental Justice (PDF <1MB)
    • 3.12 Traffic (PDF <1MB)
    • 3.13 Noise (PDF <1MB)
    • 3.14 Air Quality (PDF <1MB)
    • 3.15 Public Services (PDF <1MB)
    • 3.16 Utilities (PDF 2MB)
    • 3.17 Visual Resources (PDF <1MB)
  • Sections 4 to 10 (PDF 2MB; or choose individual sections below)
    • 4 Cumulative Impacts (PDF <1MB)
    • 5 Other Sections Required by NEPA and CEQA (PDF <1MB)
    • 6 Glossary (PDF <1MB)
    • 7 References (PDF <1MB)
    • 8 Report Preparers (PDF <1MB)
    • 9 Distribution List (PDF <1MB)
    • 10 Index (PDF <1MB)

Appendices to the EIS/R

  • Appendix A: SBSP Restoration Project Scoping Comments (PDF 3MB)
  • Appendix B: Planned Initial Stewardship Plan Actions (PDF 6MB)
  • Appendix C: South San Francisco Bay Shoreline Study Scoping Comments (PDF <1MB)
  • Appendix D: Adaptive Management Plan (PDF 2MB)
  • Appendix E: Flood Analyses Report (PDF 8.5MB)
  • Appendix F: Recreation and Public Access Program Board (PDF 2MB)
  • Appendix G: Hydrology, Flood Management and Infrastructure Impact Analysis Support (PDF 15MB)
  • Appendix H: Nutrient and Contaminant Analysis Report (PDF 4MB)
  • Appendix I: South Bay Geomorphic Assessment (PDF 19MB)
  • Appendix J: Hydrodynamic Modeling Report (complete: PDF 78MB; or in parts: pt1 27MB, pt2 30MB)
  • Appendix K: Mercury Technical Memorandum (PDF 3MB)
  • Appendix L: Groundwater Analysis Report (PDF 10MB)
  • Appendix M: List of Transportation Projects from MTC's Transportation 2030 Plan for the San Francisco Bay Area (PDF3MB)
  • Appendix N: Applicability Conformity Analysis (PDF <1MB)
  • Appendix O: Response to Comments on the SBSP Restoration Project Draft EIS/R (PDF 13MB)
  • Appendix P: Potential Additions to San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge Final Environmental Assessment (PDF8MB)

Documents Incorporated by Reference

  • Initial Stewardship Plan EIS/EIR (Ch. 1-5 PDF 4MB; Ch. 6-12 PDF 8MB; Ch. 13-17 PDF 27MB; Appendicies PDF33MB)
  • SBSP Alternatives Development Framework (PDF 4MB)
  • SBSP Restoration Project Final Alternatives Report (PDF 28MB)
  • SBSP Restoration Project Public Access and Recreation Existing Conditions Report (PDF 7MB)
  • SBSP Restoration Project Biology and Habitats Existing Conditions Report (PDF 8MB)
  • SBSP Restoration Project Water and Sediment Quality Existing Conditions Report (PDF 4MB)
  • SBSP Restoration Project Flood Management and Infrastructure Existing Conditions Report (PDF 7MB)
  • SBSP Restoration Project Hydrodynamics and Sediment Dynamics Existing Conditions Report (PDF 6MB)
  • SBSP Restoration Project Final Cultural Resources Assessment Strategy Memorandum and Historic Context Report (Text: PDF <1MB | Figures: PDF 9MB)
  • SBSP Restoration Project Levee Assessment Report (PDF 82MB; or in parts: pt1 23MB, pt2 23MB, pt3 22MB, pt413MB)
  • SBSP Restoration Project Initial Opportunities and Constraints Summary Report (PDF 11MB)

Any questions regarding the Project or the NEPA/CEQA process can be directed to Dave Halsing, 
Executive Project Manager, at [email protected] or via the Project website.