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,California.
The Proposed Action includes the construction,maintenance, and operation of tactical infrastructure, to include a pedestrianfence, supporting patrol roads, and other infrastructure in two distinct segmentsalong the U.S./Mexico international border within USBP’s San Diego Sector. Thetwo segments would be approximately 0.7 miles and 4.9 miles in length.
Preliminary Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).
USBP proposes to construct, maintain, and operate approximately5.6 miles of tactical infrastructure along the U.S./Mexico international border inSan Diego County, California. Proposed tactical infrastructure would consist of pedestrian fence, patrol roads, access roads, and construction staging areas intwo segments. The first segment would be approximately 4.9 miles in length andwould start at Puebla Tree and end at Boundary Monument 250. The proposedsegment would be adjacent to and south of the Otay Mountain Wilderness(OMW), would follow the Pak Truck Trail, and would not connect to any existingfence. The OMW is on public lands administered by the Bureau of LandManagement (BLM). The second segment would be approximately 0.7 miles inlength and would connect with existing border fence west of Tecate, California.This fence segment is an extension of an existing fence up Tecate Peak andwould pass through a riparian area. Some portions of the fence segments mightalso encroach on multiple privately owned land parcels.The EIS process will serve as a planning tool to assist agencies withdecisionmaking authority associated with the Proposed Action and ensure thatthe required public involvement under the National Environmental Policy Act(NEPA) is accomplished. This Draft EIS presents potential environmentalimpacts associated with the Proposed Action and alternatives and provideinformation to assist in the decisionmaking process about whether and how toimplement the Proposed Action.Throughout the NEPA process, the public may obtain information concerning thestatus and progress of the Proposed Action and the EIS via the project Web site at
, by emailing
, or by written request to Mr. Charles McGregor, Environmental Manager, U.S. Army