Port Environmental Impact Report for the San Diego Bay and Imperial Beach Oceanfront Fireworks Display Events Recognized with Environmental Award
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The Port of San Diego was recently honored with an Environmental Analysis Document Merit Award from the California Association of Environmental Professionals (AEP) for the San Diego Bay and Imperial Beach Oceanfront Fireworks Display Events Project Environmental Impact Report (EIR). The award was presented to the Port’s Development Services Department at the AEP State Conference Awards Ceremony held March 26, 2018 in Rancho Mirage, California.
The San Diego Bay and Imperial Beach Oceanfront Fireworks Display Events Project consisted of establishing a section within the San Diego Unified Port District Code to govern existing and proposed new fireworks display events that occur within San Diego Bay and the Imperial Beach oceanfront that require a discretionary action by the Port or that are operated by Port tenants. It also incorporates four proposed new fireworks display events that would be located adjacent to the waterfronts of National City and Chula Vista. The ordinance establishes a defined set of requirements and procedures for existing and future fireworks display events that occur in and around San Diego Bay and the Imperial Beach Oceanfront to protect the health, safety, and welfare of people, property, and the environment.
“Fireworks displays on San Diego Bay and the Imperial Beach oceanfront are enjoyed by thousands of residents and visitors each year,” said Rafael Castellanos, Chairman of the Board of Port Commissioners. “As the environmental steward of San Diego Bay, the Port is committed to making sure these and other events are environmentally friendly and contribute to the safekeeping of our precious waterfront resources. We appreciate the opportunity to be recognized with this merit award from the California Association of Environmental Professionals.”
This is the second award that the San Diego Bay and Imperial Beach Oceanfront Fireworks Display Events Project EIR has earned. In October 2017, the project received an Outstanding Environmental Analysis Document Award from AEP’s San Diego Chapter at its 2017 Awards and Scholarship Benefit Program.
AEP is a non-profit association of public and private sector professionals with a common interest in serving the principles underlying the California Environmental Quality Act. The specific and primary purposes of the association are to establish and operate professional assessment, analysis, public disclosure and reporting.
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