U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S.
Customs and Border Protection (CBP), U.S. Border Patrol (USBP).
U.S./Mexico international border in San Diego County,
The Proposed Action includes the construction, operation,
and maintenance of tactical infrastructure, to include a primary pedestrian fence,
supporting patrol roads, and other infrastructure in two distinct sections along the
U.S./Mexico international border within USBP’s San Diego Sector. The fence
sections would be approximately 0.8 miles and 3.6 miles in length. Proposed
constructed access and patrol roads to support each fence section would be 0.8
miles and 5.2 miles, respectively.
Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).
CBP proposes to construct, operate, and maintain approximately 4.4
miles of tactical infrastructure. Proposed tactical infrastructure would consist of
primary pedestrian fence, patrol roads, and access roads in two sections along
the U.S./Mexico international border in San Diego County, California. The first
section designated as A-1 would consist of 3.6 miles of primary pedestrian fence,
supported by an access and patrol road that would be approximately 5.2 miles in
length and would start at the Puebla Tree and end at Boundary Monument 250.
The proposed section would be south of the Otay Mountain Wilderness (OMW)
and would not connect to any existing fence. Approximately half of the 5.2 miles
of access and patrol road and 1,300 feet of fence would be on the OMW. The
OMW is on public lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management
(BLM). The second section designated as A-2 would be approximately 0.8 miles
in length and would connect with existing border fence west of Tecate, California.
This fence section is an extension of existing fence up Tecate Peak and would
pass through a riparian area. Some portions of the fence sections would be on
privately owned land parcels. Lights would not be constructed as part of the
The EIS process will serve as a planning tool to assist agencies with
decisionmaking authority associated with the Proposed Action and ensure that
the required public involvement under the National Environmental Policy Act
(NEPA) is accomplished. This Draft EIS presents potential environmental
impacts associated with the Proposed Action and alternatives and provides
information to assist in the decisionmaking process about whether and how to
implement the Proposed Action.