Army to host public scoping meeting for MOTCO pier modernization

Published April 18, 2013

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The U.S. Army Surface Deployment and Distribution Command, in collaboration with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, will host a public scoping meeting April 24 in Concord to seek input for a draft environmental impact statement for the proposed modernization and repair of two piers at Military Ocean Terminal Concord.

The meeting follows the publication of a notice of intent in the Federal Register on the proposed plan at the installation, commonly referred to as MOTCO. The installation provides terminal and distribution services in support of deploying and re-deploying forces.

The public scoping meeting is intended to provide the public and interested agencies an opportunity to formally comment on proposed solutions affecting MOTCO and surrounding areas to be addressed as part of the draft EIS. The draft EIS will assess the direct, indirect and cumulative environmental impacts associated with repair and modernization options to meet safety, operational, facilities management, land use, and natural and cultural resources management objectives.

Federal, state, tribal and local agencies, organizations, and the public are invited to participate in the meeting and submit comments to help identify possible alternatives, potential environmental impacts and key issues of concern. Written comments will be accepted for a period of 60 days, ending June 4. The notice of intent can be viewed here:


MOTCO Piers 2 and 3 public scoping meeting

Concord High School

Multipurpose Room

4200 Concord Blvd.

Concord, CA

April 24, 2013

5 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.


Comments can be submitted by e-mail to, by fax to 925-246-4171 (Attn: Malcolm Charles) or mail to:


Mr. Malcolm Charles,

Directorate of Public Works

Attention: SDAT-CCA-MI

410 Norman Ave

Concord, CA 94520


Media with questions regarding MOTCO can contact:

Mr. Mitchell Chandran

Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command



The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District provides planning, engineering, project management, environmental restoration and construction services to military and civilian customers in parts of eight western states, including California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Oregon and Wyoming.

Carlos Lazo

Release no. 13-021