Final AMOC Environmental Assessment

  • Published
  • By Douglas Waters

In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, 42 United States

(U.S.) Code 4321 et seq., and the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA),

California Public Resources Code Section 21000, U.S. Customs and Border Protection

(CBP) Office of Air and Marine (OAM) has prepared this Environmental Assessment

(EA) to evaluate the potential effects of construction, operation, and maintenance of the

expansion of the Air & Marine Operations Center (AMOC), located on March Joint Air

Reserve Base (ARB), Riverside, California. March Joint ARB is located approximately

15 miles south of San Bernardino, 70 miles east of Los Angeles and 100 miles north of

San Diego. The base is bordered by three communities; the City of Riverside to the

northwest, Moreno Valley to the north and east, and Perris to the southeast. On the

southwest border of the base is unincorporated Riverside County land (Ross Barney

Architects, 2007).


The proposed action consists of developing two parcels of land (totaling approximately

11 acres), located adjacent to the northern and eastern property boundaries of the existing

AMOC (see Figure ES-1). A two-story building, approximately 90,000 square feet (ft2) in

size, with a 55,000 ft2 “footprint”, would be constructed on the Northern Property.

Additional asphalt parking on both the Northern Property and Eastern Property would be

constructed to accommodate the anticipated levels of staff.