34th America's Cup
Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA, 42 USC 4332(2)(C)), the National Park Service and the U.S. Coast Guard, in cooperation with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Presidio Trust, are preparing an Environmental Assessment (EA) to analyze the potential effects of the 34th America's Cup sailing races on the lands and waters administered by the federal government. The draft EA was published on June 8, 2012 and is availale for review on this website.
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 races 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 facility upgrades and dredging are proposed along the San Francisco waterfront which would be subject to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' authority. The five action alternatives examine a specified race area, spectator venues and secondary viewing areas, and race-related water-based developments.