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Draft Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact Addressing the Proposed Improvement, Maintenance, and Repair of 1418 Firebreak Road, San Diego Sector, CA (August 2020)

Document Posting Date: 
August 13, 2020

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has prepared a Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) and Draft Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) to address the potential effects, beneficial and adverse, resulting from the proposed action to improve, maintain, and repair 1418 Firebreak Road in the Chula Vista Station Area of Responsibility of the U.S. Border Patrol (USBP) San Diego Sector to support USBP operations. The Proposed action would improve 1418 Firebreak road to a Functional Classification 2 level, all-weather roadway for 4,885 feet from Otay Lakes Road to a point where the road enters the Otay Mountain Wilderness on BLM property. The purpose of the Proposed Action is to ensure that the physical integrity of the existing road and associated supporting elements continue to perform as intended to assist the USBP in securing the U.S/Mexico international border in California.


CBP invites comments on the Draft EA during the 30-day comment period beginning on August 14, 2020.  You may submit comments to Mr. John Petrilla using only one of the following methods:

  1. By U.S. mail:  1418 Firebreak Road EA c/o John Petrilla, Border Patrol and Air & Marine Program Management Office, 24000 Avila Road, Suite 5020, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677; or
  2. By email:

When submitting comments, please include your name and address, and identify your comments as for the 1418 Firebreak Road project.  To ensure consideration, comments must be received by September 14, 2020.  Once the final environmental and decision documents are complete they will also be posted on this site.

Last modified: 
August 13, 2020