Abstract: The United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), the District, and the California State Coastal Conservancy (CSCC) has jointly prepared the Final Integrated Interim Feasibility Study and Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report (Integrated Document) for the South San Francisco Bay Shoreline Phase I Study (Project). The Project will provide tidal flood protection to the community of Alviso and infrastructure between Alviso Slough and Coyote Creek. The flood protection levee will allow approximately 2,900 acres of former salt ponds [Ponds A9-A15 and Pond A18] to be restored to tidal marsh by breeching levees to San Francisco Bay. The new levees will be used as a trail and include connection to the Bay Trail network with viewing platforms, interpretive signs, and benches. The District's Board of Directors will consider certifying the Integrated Document and approving the Project at their meeting of March 22, 2016. If approved, the Project's design will be refined for construction. The USACE will be responsible for project design, construction, and initial maintenance of the improvements. The District will be responsible for partially funding the project, acquiring real property interests needed for the project, and operating and maintaining the flood risk management elements after construction is complete." -- Description from SCVWD web site. Table of contents: S.0. Approach to the final integrated document, overview of changes to this final integrated document, and executive summary -- C.0. California Environmental Quality Act [CEQA] summary -- 1.0. Study information -- 2.0. Need for and purpose of action -- 3.0. Alternative plan formulation, evaluation, comparison, and selection -- 4.0. Existing and future conditions/affected environment, environmental consequences, and mitigation measures -- 5.0. National Environmental Policy Act [NEPA]/California Environmental Quality Act considerations and other required analyses -- 6.0. Public involvement, review, and consultation -- 7.0. List of preparers -- 8.0. Compliance with applicable laws, policies, and plans -- 9.0. Findings and recommended plan -- 10.0. Conclusions and recommendations -- 11.0. References -- 12.0. Glossary -- Appendix A. National Environmental Policy Act and California Environmental Quality Act supporting documentation -- Appendix B. Supporting planning and environmental documentation and information -- Appendix C. Economics -- Appendix D. Hydrology and hydraulics -- Appendix E. Civil design and cost engineering -- Appendix F. Shoreline study monitoring and adaptive management plan for ecosystem restoration -- Appendix G. Geotechnical investigation and analysis, F3 milestone, without project -- Appendix H. Real estate plan -- Appendix I. Public comment and responses on draft integrated document -- Appendix J. Letters of support.
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