34th Americas Cup

Sail boat near Golden Gate Bridge.
****UPDATE On August 10, 2012, Pacific West Regional Director approved the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI). The FONSI and attached Errata are available under the "Documents List" tab.

Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the National Park Service and the U.S. Coast Guard, in cooperation with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Presidio Trust, announce the availability of the Environmental Assessment (EA) of the 34th America's Cup Races. On December 31, 2010, the City of San Francisco was chosen as the location to host the 34th America's Cup (AC34) sailing races. The America's Cup race events are proposed to take place in Summer‐Fall 2013, with preliminary "World Series" races in Summer‐Fall 2012. Races are proposed for marine areas subject to the U.S. Coast Guard authority and increased visitation is expected for lands managed by the National Park Service and the Presidio Trust. In addition, in-water construction and dredging are proposed along the San Francisco waterfront and would be subject to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers authority. The EA evaluates potential environmental consequences of implementing the alternatives.

Please click the Document List link to the left to download the EA and any other documents that are released for public review.

CDs of the EA can be requested by contacting the park at goga_planning@nps.gov. CDs of the Draft EA will also be available at the following public libraries:
o San Francisco Public Library - 100 Larkin St./San Francisco, CA
o Berkeley Public Library - Central Branch/2090 Kittredge/Berkeley, CA
o Oakland Public Library - 125 14th Street/Oakland CA
o City of Alameda – Main Library/1550 Oak Street/Alameda, CA
o Marin County Public Library – 3501 Civic Center Drive, Room 427 San Rafael CA 94903

Comments on the EA will be accepted from the public for a period of 30 days. The public comment period will close on July 7, 2012.

You can submit comments at the public meeting, on the website here (click on Document List, open the EA document, then click Comment on Document), or you can mail them to:

ESA
Attn: AC34
550 Kearny St., Suite 900
San Francisco, CA 94108

A public meeting will be held on Thursday, June 21st from 6:30 - 9:00 p.m. at the Golden Gate Club, Cypress Room, 135 Fisher Loop on the Main Post in the Presidio, San Francisco.

Contact Information:
goga_planning@nps.gov
This report contains confidential cultural resources location information; report distribution is restricted to those with a need to know. Please contact the Golden Gate National Recreation Area Public Affairs Office at (415) 561-4700 for contact information regarding report distribution.
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AC 34 Cultural Resources Condition Assessment/Section 106 Report

This report contains confidential cultural resources location information; report distribution should be restricted to those with a need to know. Cultural resources are nonrenewable, and their scientific, cultural, and aesthetic values can be significantly impaired by disturbance. To deter vandalism, artifact hunting, and other activities that can damage cultural resources, the locations of cultural resources should be kept confidential. The legal authority to restrict cultural resources information is in California Government Code Section 6254.10 and the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended, Section 304.

Cultural Resources (Section 106) Compliance Documents

These letters outline the cultural resources compliance that was undertaken for this project.

ACHP: Advisory Council on Historic Preservation
NPS: National Park Service
SHPO: State Historic Preservation Office
USACE: United States Army Corps of Engineers
USCG: United Stated Coast Guard

Environmental Assessment for the 34th America's Cup

The National Park Service and the U.S. Coast Guard, in cooperation with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Presidio Trust, announce the availability of the Environmental Assessment (EA) of the 34th America's Cup Races. The races would take place on the lands and waters administered by federal government. This analysis is being done under the provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA, 42 USC 4332(2)(C)).

On December 31, 2010, the City of San Francisco was chosen as the location to host the 34th America's Cup (AC34) sailing races. The America's Cup race events are proposed to take place in Summer‐Fall 2013, with preliminary "World Series" races in Summer‐Fall 2012. Races are proposed for marine areas subject to the U.S. Coast Guard authority and increased visitation is expected for lands managed by the National Park Service and the Presidio Trust. In addition, in-water construction and dredging are proposed along the San Francisco waterfront and would be subject to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers authority. The EA evaluates potential environmental consequences of implementing the alternatives.
Appendix I-Transportation Technical

FONSI

Planning and analyzing impacts of the proposed AC34 was the subject of a multi-agency NEPA process, including the U.S. Coast Guard, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and The Presidio Trust. The U.S. Coast Guard was a co-lead agency under NEPA and the other partners are cooperating agencies. Collectively, these agencies and the NPS are referred to as "the
federal team." All four agencies will prepare their own FONSIs. This FONSI, Environmental
Assessment (EA) and Errata Sheets (prepared as a technical attachment to the EA) comprise the
complete record of environmental impact analysis for the project for the NPS. It should be noted
that this is a multi-agency partnership initiative, with each participating agency responding to
somewhat different requirements this decision including Project stipulations pertain to NPS,
and does not substitute for approval by other agencies for their proposed activities.

FONSI Errata

This FONSI, Environmental Assessment (EA) and Errata Sheets (prepared as a technical attachment to the EA) comprise the complete record of environmental impact analysis for the project for the NPS.

Host and Venue Agreement Between the Event Authority and CCSF

This 34th America's Cup Host City and Venue Agreement ("Agreement"), dated December 14, 2010, is entered into by and among the City and County of San Francisco, a municipal corporation (the "City"), the San Francisco America's Cup Organizing Committee, a corporation organized under the California Public Benefit Non-Profit Corporation Law (the "Committee"), and the America's Cup Event Authority, LLC, a limited liability company organized under the laws of California (the "Authority").

*Please note that the City and County of San Francisco is conducting their own, separate environmental analysis for America's Cup and is accepting comments on their Draft Environmental Impact Report (found here: http://www.oewd.org/Development_Projects-Americas_Cup.aspx) until August 25.*



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