U.S. Navy Preparing
Environmental Assessment for Encroachments Along Miramar Pipeline (Clairemont Mesa Area)
The U.S. Navy is proposing to relocate two segments of the Navy’s Miramar fuel pipeline from the current alignment in Clairemont Mesa to a nearby City of San Diego right-of-way. The purpose of the proposed action is to maintain the pipeline between Naval Base Point Loma and Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in safe operational condition. The proposed action is needed to provide unencumbered access to the pipeline for regular inspection, routine maintenance, and emergency response. Non-Navy development has encroached upon the Navy easement. These encroachments diminish the Navy's ability to access the pipeline for maintenance and meet operational and mission requirements. In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Navy is preparing an Environmental Assessment (EA) to evaluate the potential environmental impacts of the proposed action and is encouraging public participation in the environmental review process.
For more detailed project information, please see the Encroachments EA Fact Sheet.
Public Commenting Opportunity
The next public comment period will be when the Draft EA is available, which is expected in summer 2019.
The Miramar Pipeline is a Navy-owned and operated fuel pipeline extending approximately 17 miles between Naval Base Point Loma and Marine Corps Air Station Miramar. The pipeline was built in 1954 and provides fuel for ships and aircraft. The Miramar Pipeline is critical for supporting the Navy’s and Marine Corps’ fueling needs and operational mission.
In preparing the EA, the Navy will study a range of reasonable alternatives for accomplishing the Proposed Action, as well as a “no action alternative.” The alternative pipeline routes for the encroachments at High Tech High and Cannington Drive which have been identified to date are shown below.