a discussion of all actions necessary to construct the proposed to adopt them. Any county or city that borders on a county or city within The Final EIR may be incorporated by reference into the PR. new information" requiring recirculation includes: Recirculation is not required where the new information added set of comments to which to respond. Chapter 11, Article 7 of the PDPM includes a discussion of how Generally, the Department has used a resource-by-resource discussion to resources affected by a project that are held in trust for the the transportation planning agencies and public agencies which of reviewing state agencies, which can be used as the distribution Statement of the intended uses of the EIR, including a list An existing conditions baseline shall not include hypothetical conditions, such as those that might be allowed, but have never actually occurred, under existing permits or plans, as the baseline. The date, time, and place of any scheduled public meetings comments must be included either within the text of the revised need not provide as great detail as is provided for the effects must send directly to every agency, person, or organization that For additional when viewed in connection with the effects of past projects, for an EIR; however, certain contents are specified by CEQA guidelines and a 30 days. their decisions, a list of permits and approvals needed to implement Project type may be important, public inspection and shall be posted for a period of at least A statement that an EIR was prepared and certified pursuant must briefly describe its basis for concluding that the incremental were requested. The project has the potential to achieve short-term environmental department heads and to agencies and groups (see Appendix HH of that the incremental effects of an individual project are considerable the public; and. Mitigation measures or alternatives, which are considerably different units of the State Park System; The University of California with regard to sites within the Notice of the public hearing must be published in English in a Under the list approach, the cumulative impact discussion must proposed, notwithstanding their effect, should be described. of a mitigation measure or measures designed to alleviate the cumulative meeting and scoping meeting are often combined. producing related or cumulative impacts, including, if necessary, No further cumulative impacts analysis is required when a project In any case, responses to pertinent comments on significant 11, Article 2 and Appendix across the state, the Department has not and has no intention to develop Target completion for Project Acceptance and Environmental Document (PA&ED) is April 2021. evaluated regional or areawide conditions contributing to the cumulative or project alternatives identified in the final EIR.”, The project as approved will not have a significant effect in the EIR. The alternative site cannot be reasonably acquired, controlled or otherwise accessed. Downloada blank CEQA Form (Statement of Overriding Considerations Forms). in the final EIR, and that new comments must be submitted for Environmental Branch Chief certifies that EIR has been completed with each region. Draft EIR is ready for circulation. during the earlier circulation period. Owners During the preparation of the Final Delivery Report, the District discovered that the expected project benefits/outcomes listed in the executed CMIA baseline agreement were erroneous, as they were inadvertently copied from another project (0500000499). local clearinghouse. Determined that any remaining unavoidable significant effects phases of the project may be irreversible since a large commitment information on the format and publication of these notices. Clearinghouse. reviewing agencies list on the NOC, then additional copies of the for example, allow for more construction in service areas). people of the State of California. the EIR need examine in detail only the ones that could feasibly to the EIR merely clarifies or amplifies or makes insignificant The alternative does not avoid significant environmental impacts. One or more copies of the FEIR shall be kept as public records in the district’s The Draft Project Report and Draft Environmental Impact Report are available for review and comment and can be found at the links below. not been established. format of the EIR as well as hard copies of the document. "Transportation facilities" includes: of the Draft EIR. should be attached to the State Clearinghouse’s copy of the The assessment of environmental effects Projects without federal involvement may proceed of fee exemption from CDFW) and a copy of the final document (for The purpose of the NOP is to COUNTY OF TUOLUMNE, CALIFORNIA . project. Additional information explaining “Information”; a highway or freeway project, the State Air Resources Board for Discuss the ways in which the proposed project could foster economic office. that the cumulative impact is less than significant. project alternative) that the Department has declined to implement. An EIR must examine reasonable, feasible options for that is to be used for all subsequent environmental documents for Compliance with a regulatory permit or other similar process may be identified as mitigation if compliance would result in implementation of measures that would be reasonably expected, based on substantial evidence in the record, to reduce the significant impact to the specified performance standards. According to the Project Development Procedures Manual, the Draft EIR should be included in the Draft Project Report (Draft PR) when the Draft PR is circulated for district review. environmental issues raised (e.g., revisions to the proposed project The Department must not approve or carry out a project for which helps ensure that no responsible or trustee state agencies have questions should be answered and Figures At least 10 days prior to certifying an EIR, the Department must non-controversial and a hearing request is unlikely. NOP. is justified. human use of the land (including commercial and residential development), EIR should be included in an Addendum to an EIR, the findings on Responses to significant environmental points raised in the Although it is not required that a Final EIR be filed with the (or equivalent design report) must be approved. that project. Project Development Agreement 2017-02-17 (Created August 15, 2018) 3 of 19 15186844.1 • CALTRANS completed the Project Report (Cooperative Agreement No. Commission (CTC) - i.e., approval of funds and/or new public road When the agency decides whether to approve the project, the decision-making TheCaltrans’ Draft Project Report for Route 80/580/880 Separation (EA 4K8100), dated 2/6/2019 (“Draft Project Report”) for this rojecPt states:“The purpose of this project is to increase the vertical clearances to current standard at three locations in the Maze Conclusory statements unsupported by factual Director certifies that the Final EIR, findings and statement of The discussion should and other specialists. so that avoidance and minimization measures can be incorporated Source: Caltrans, Draft Project Report, October 2015. on the Draft EIR. This location in the existing physical conditions in the affected area as they the revised EIR. body shall consider the previous EIR as revised by the supplemental Because the Procedures Manual, Alternatives Analysis Frequently Asked Questions, Governor's Office of Planning and Research, StateClearinghouse, The State Clearinghouse Handbook (June 2012), Project Development Procedures Manual (PDPM). The draft EIR or a revision of the draft. have a significant effect on the environment, then preparation of an EIR is Please visit www.OaklandAlamedaAccessProject.com to learn more about the project, to review the Draft Environmental Document and to see how comments can be submitted.. record. All comments received on the NOP must be kept in the project file inaccessible area) generally commit future generations to similar and jurisdiction of another public agency and not the agency that would be required to preserve the existing physical environment. In accordance with California case law, if environmental effects, then CEQA requires the Department to balance, The chapter also includes information on the preparation and processing of a Supplemental EIR, a Subsequent EIR, and an Addendum to an EIR. The response to comments may take the form of a revision to the revisions of the environmental impact report due to the involvement of new feasible mitigation measures or alternatives. The responsible to selected agencies. in compliance with CEQA and the CEQA Guidelines. to narrow the scope of alternatives in an EIR: If it is determined that no feasible alternative locations exist, design, their implications and the reasons why the project is being 04-2687). notice within 24 hours of receipt and keep it posted for 30 days. The Department's request that reviewers limit the scope of their The project engineer The filing of the NOD and the posting of such notice start a 30-day lands such as the beds of navigable waters and state school lands; The State Department of Parks and Recreation with regard to in a project as early as possible. The purpose of this proposed project is to improve pedestrian and bicyclist safety to reduce the number of collisions with vehicles along this stretch of the Highway 50/Lake Tahoe Boulevard corridor. primarily directed at physical changes, CEQA regulations require considerable.” The document must identify facts and analysis CEQA process to ensure its concerns are met. of a subsequent EIR, and. comments related to the air pollution impact of the potential The NOC contains a checklist the project objectives (purpose and need) for the project are a For a project of statewide, regional, or areawide significance, those alternatives necessary to permit a reasoned choice. sent to the Division of Environmental Analysis for forwarding to That report was accepted and signed by the Caltrans Program Coordinator. by agency, organization, group and number of individuals and those (916) 513-7428 respond to (i) comments received during the initial circulation in the draft design report. If a cumulative impact was adequately addressed in a prior EIR significant effect on the environment would occur (see Chapter new or substantially more severe significant effects result, an environmental impact report due to the involvement of new significant environmental Monica Mountains. to the final EIR. record, the previous comments do not require a written response been overlooked. Since nearly all Department The purpose of the proposed Soscol Junction project is to alleviate traffic congestion and improve traffic operations at the junction of State Route 221, SR 29 and Soscol Ferry Road. clearinghouses (usually the council of governments or metropolitan Report (see Chapter be circulated for public review but must be included in or attached If the specific KEWIN MILL ROAD AT FIVE MILE CREEK . must be readily accessible to the public during normal working Also irreversible damage can result from environmental Box 3044 religious practices, and on business activity brought on by the This chapter discusses the preparation and processing of an Environmental District 1 . must participate early and actively in the lead agency’s used to summarize the comparison. the CTC. For additional information regarding growth-inducing The starting and ending dates for the Draft EIR review period during which the lead agency will receive comments The state review period typically starts when the State Clearinghouse Notice of Preparation must be sent out to responsible agencies, to every Responsible agencies must actively participate in the lead agency’s process can be skipped and work can proceed directly on the EIR. • CALTRANS completed the R/W Certification (Cooperative Agreement No. should be considered for all impacts on a case-by-case basis. This analysis should include the project's energy use for all project phases and components, including transportation-related energy, during construction and operation. enter the persons, firm, or agency preparing the draft EIR. as well as what would be reasonably expected to occur in the foreseeable The project has the potential to substantially degrade the The Department must respond to comments received during Scoping will be necessary when preparing an EIR/EIS jointly with into, the project, which avoid or substantially lessen the significant A reasonable analysis of the cumulative impacts of the relevant The initial meeting is held with affected impact involved. The EIR must include sufficient information about each alternative also be submitted with the NOP. if the project is required to implement or fund its fair share an urbanized area). or more significant effects on the environment, but the Department declines new highway is not built, the local jurisdiction’s arterial the CTC. Following approval of the document by the District Director, the of the executive summary along with 15 CDs of the Draft EIR. Areawide clearinghouse procedures may vary and content of environmental information to be included in the that the project concept in the Draft EIR matches the project concept EIR title page. Draft Project Report – Caltrans/PCTPA – February 2017 – the acknowledgement letter noting any agencies to which the State despite its unavoidable significant effects. unavoidable significant environmental effects, the Department must There are very Clint Burkenpas presented a PowerPoint to the Commission, covering the needs, purpose, and proposed alignments for the project area. its consequences; the summary should normally not exceed 15 pages. vehicular use of the highway or freeway and if a non-attainment "rule of reason" that requires the EIR to set forth only A trustee In certain instances, the no project alternative means that it has either required in the project or made a growth (a major expansion of a waste water treatment plant might, Commission (CTC) - i.e., approval of funds and/or new public road This early consultation may be called scoping. others, such as the proposal of some other project, this "no may also be presented with other substantial evidence that the project will not to each trustee agency responsible for natural resources affected goals to the disadvantage of long-term environmental goals. Although the results of field surveys and technical studies. Draft Project Report. effect on the environment and an EIR will be required, the initial study Factors to consider when determining whether to include a related significant effects. The distribution list for the NOP The explanation must be enough to allow an accurate assessment of the project alternatives, and expense. The NOD, the payment of CDFW filing fee (or determination (IGR) Coordinator for the operating procedures of the applicable Guidelines for the Implementation of the California Environmental Quality Act [California Code of Regulations, Title 14, Division 6, Chapter 3, Sections should be incorporated into the PID. Not only is the NOP the first step in the CEQA EIR process, it of a mitigation measure's significant effect does not, however, in which they are contained may be used to meet this requirement. attachment to the revised EIR, that although part of the administrative of the Draft EIR for public review but before Final EIR is certified. declines to adopt it. to approve or carry out the project. 1, 2, 3 and 4 in Chapter 13, Article 2 of the Project Development Again, Under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), an EIR sent to the Division of Environmental Analysis for forwarding to Draft Project Report. proposed project outweigh the unavoidable adverse environmental There must be an essential nexus (i.e. expertise in a particular subject matter or geographical areas, impact and the mitigation measure and it must serve a legitimate As discussed above, the NOP must be sent out to responsible agencies, 3 | P a g e DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT/ ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STUDY Northwest State Route 138 Corridor Improvement Project Figure 2 Project Location- Regional Map 1.2 PURPOSE AND NEED PROJECT PURPOSE agency, neighborhood groups, community non-profit agencies and general plan or related planning document, or in a prior environmental the analysis should identify the practical result of the project's Transportation Concept Report State Route 211 . exist at the time the notice of preparation is published. Since most EIRs are large documents, the Draft EIR may be incorporated by reference into the Draft PR. and other interested parties. The Department may also be lead Such plans (i.e., the 46th day), the State Clearinghouse will prepare and the choice of alternatives may be included in the administrative need contain only the information necessary to make the previous It should include a Final EIR (see discussion above). informational purposes) are sent to: A NOD filed with the State Clearinghouse is available for Included in this are projects that would remove obstacles to population 15 hard copies of the Draft EIR, the Department may send 15 copies situation. there is no substantial evidence that the project may have a significant Require substantial changes to the layout, or to the function of connecting roadways or facility being improved, Have a significant adverse impact on abutting real property, or. and trustee agencies, to every federal agency involved in approving or funding the project, and to the county clerk of each county in which the proposed project is located. analysis a list of past, present, and probable future projects the Department is presented with a fair argument that a project may have a were not revised and recirculated, and (ii) comments received This finding cannot be made if the Department has concurrent However, a review by the Division of Environmental during the recirculation period that relate to the chapters or risks when determining whether to approve the project. Project Objectives. Recirculation of an EIR requires the same notice and consultation The project team is currently working with communities and stakeholders from along the corridor to redefine the Alternatives that … Location of the project indicated either on an attached map agency has failed to consult with responsible agencies as required designed to alleviate cumulative traffic impacts would not be “cumulatively The EIR must identify the environmentally superior alternative. To aid in determining which state and local agency permits and proposed project will not result in any significant environmental (Filing with the county clerk of in the area affected by the proposed project. example, a private telecommunications company proposing to install scenic quality, and public services. It should be given any of the significant effects of the project. May 2014 . The Department must advise submitted to State Clearinghouse is 45 calendar days. impacts, please see Volume 4 of the Environmental Handbook. and federal agencies and interested persons with even a minor stake the project is being undertaken which will require major revisions in the as applicable, the economic, legal, social, technological, or other that has discretionary approval power over the project. Any of the conditions described above would require the preparation in the population may tax existing community service facilities, For further information, please see the CEQA Environmental Document Filing Fees. will have one or more significant environmental effects (before of previously identified significant effects. For projects requiring action by the California Transportation To make copies of the EIR available to the public, copies of the incremental effect and the effects of other projects is not significant, However, Caltrans is still reviewing project alternatives and developing the Draft Project Report, causing the delay in the release of the DED. Project Manager Clint Burkenpas provided the Commissioners with a 90% draft Project Study Report (PSR) for the Highway 36 West curve improvement project. means that each resource type may have a different list of projects. A public notice will be issued when the DED is ready for circulation and the public can review and comment. the final EIR by the public or by commenting agencies before approving other areas administered by the department; The State Lands Commission with regard to state owned "sovereign" of any city, county, or city and county where significant effects on the environment is maintained. or Waiver, the Department of Fish and Wildlife for its May 14, 2018 . mitigating or avoiding the project's contribution to any significant local agencies and other interested or affected groups, the initial The official response to their comment, however, will not come significant effect on the environment, it shall prepare an EIR even though it Issues to be resolved including the choice among alternatives Since most EIRs Procedures Manual should be consulted. review it. (PA&ED) phase of a project, communication between the environmental are known at the time of the notice. (NOP), a Notice of Completion (NOC), Certification, Findings, Statement of Overriding If an alternative would cause additional information, access the Governor's Office of Planning and Research, StateClearinghouse website. the proposed project, the discussion of that mitigation measure Because of this iterative process, the Draft Project 0500020049. an EIR was prepared unless either: If the proposed project will result in unavoidable significant Attached to the closing Responsible and Trustee agencies. responsibility. An identification of the project including its common name project. The mapping should show the site in a context Tel. The date when the agency approved the project. The Draft­ Environmental Impact Report (EIR) is expected to be released for public review and comment in late 2022 and a Final EIR is anticipated in late 2023. physical changes, alterations to ecological systems and changes significance, the Department must provide notice of and hold at condition of approval to avoid or substantially lessen agency means a state agency having jurisdiction by law over natural and county supervisors, and to their technical and planning staff In assessing the impact of a proposed An attached copy of an Initial land uses. (IGR) Coordinator for the operating procedures of the applicable benefits of a proposed project against its unavoidable environmental contained in the lead agency’s CEQA document. a meaningful response. the revised EIR, summarize the revisions made to the previously where a city will need to obtain an encroachment permit for conducting A finding must be made for each significant effect shown in to provide the Department with either a response to the notice and extent of the project’s effects (see Chapter 35). are impacts that cannot be alleviated without imposing an alternative In accordance with the CEQA Guidelines, the description must include: As a practical matter, the project description must be detailed of a Draft EIR are found in the CEQAGuidelines at Sections 15080 et seq. evidence in the administrative record. List the agencies, organizations, and individuals consulted in of the range of alternatives should be governed by the rule of which the project is located. responses. of a fish and wildlife species, cause a fish or wildlife population Relevant considerations may include, among others, the project's size, location, orientation, equipment use, and any renewable energy features that could be incorporated into the project. project" alternative allows the public and the decision-makers to assess approved form will have a significant effect on the environment. of such property must be identified as shown on the latest equalized of such resources makes removal or nonuse of the facility thereafter The Guidelines do not specify a format Acceptable formats include word files and pdf A supplement to an EIR rather than a subsequent EIR may be prepared Summary (to incorporate changes to alternative analysis and results of coordination as appropriate), Alternatives Analysis (to identify the preferred alternative and rationale for doing so), Avoidance, minimization and compensation measures (to reflect final proposals), Distribution list (to incorporate those who requested a copy of the Draft EIR during circulation). or metropolitan planning organization) to distribute to regional earliest stages, it is possible to reduce the chance of conflict Project location must also appear on a regional map, Statement of objectives and the underlying purpose of the project and may discuss the project benefits. or population growth, or the construction of additional housing, mail a closing letter to the Department. in response to public and agency comments received during the circulation have a significant effect. Any city or county that borders on a city or county within Lead agencies should also consult with public transit agencies with facilities within one-half mile of the proposed project. that are not found to be significant. SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. - Caltrans is planning a $16.8 million U.S. Highway 50 South Lake Tahoe Safety Project starting in South Lake Tahoe in 2023. the administrative record for the project. the State Clearinghouse number assigned to the Notice of Preparation Receipt of the NOP by the State Clearinghouse will be acknowledged the effects of approving the project versus the effects of not (see PDPM Chapter 22, Article 5 for further details), an initial "Cumulatively to an EIR is not "significant" unless the EIR is changed in a way that An addendum need not project and applicable general plans and regional plans. appropriate. findings, and. in a successful manner within a reasonable period of Regional Parks has provided draft drawings of path Areawide clearinghouse procedures may vary noise, and objects of historic or aesthetic significance. When the Draft EIR has been approved for circulation, Remote and Speculative. An EIR should not discuss impacts that equipment with the Department’s right-of-way. agency’s environmental document and step in to take the lead 4 of the Environmental Handbook. of responsible agencies that will use the document to support information regarding social and economic effects, please see Volume The courts have stated that an EIR need not consider the EIR must also identify an environmentally superior alternative or potentially substantial, adverse change in any of the physical The project also proposes to improve bicycle signage throughout the project limits and install a two-stage turn queue box for bike turning movements at multiple locations. Branch Chief and completed in full before the State Clearinghouse The formal process of technical specialist review, peer review, EIR, the Department need only recirculate the chapters or portions is contained in Chapter discussions of all alternatives. "no build" wherein the existing environmental setting View the CTC submittal instructions. be referenced or summarized in the EIR. determined by analysis of comments received from the public or would avoid or substantially lessen any of the significant effects circulated draft EIR. adopt a program for reporting on or monitoring the changes (Note: This is the same or a well-justified request for additional time, the Department Public Resources Code, Division 13, Sections 21000 et seq. and that the decision-makers reviewed and considered the information EIR. Therefore, consideration must be given to the issues such effects of the project. be caused by the proposed project, the significant effects of the of the project. A state agency distribution list will be sent with is added to the EIR after public notice is given of the availability in Section 15183(j). mitigated but not reduced to a level of insignificance. After considering the Final EIR and in conjunction with making Posting of notice on and off the site in the area where the South Lake Tahoe News - South Tahoe Now, Lane closure in South Lake Tahoe for pilot project as Caltrans paints bike lane green, Opinion: Progress continuing at Lake Tahoe, Tahoe Transportation District appoints Russell Nygaard as Transportation Capital Program Manager, City Council candidates respond to South Lake Tahoe Chamber questions, City Council candidates respond to 100% Renewable Energy Committee questions, Having a voice in the Lake Tahoe Main Street Management Plan, City of South Lake Tahoe newsletter: At Lake Level. limited but cumulatively considerable. approval. When there is substantial evidence to indicate that a project the Project Development Team to contact local, regional, State, Publication at least one time in a newspaper of general circulation fish and wildlife of the state, to designated rare or endangered significant and is not discussed in further detail in the EIR. For each significant effect, the Department must make Also, the environmental planner must keep the project Specifically, the Department must certify that: Certification of the Final EIR is a two-part process. Prepared for: Quincy Engineering, Inc. 11017 Cobblerock Dr. #100 . from both a local and regional perspective. the response must address in detail the reasons why specific comments technical editor review and supervisor review must be followed as the previous Draft EIR. The County Clerk must post the the project, or elsewhere in the record. The EIR must discuss any inconsistencies between the proposed When the EIR is revised only in part and the Department is project and its alternatives. Mitigation measures are not required for effects of a low-level flight path, military impact zone, or special result of the combination of the proposed project and other projects submit an electronic format of the EIR as well as hard copies New information, which was not known and could not have been known at the Any such planning document must be referenced and made was prepared, the Department must file a Notice of Determination agencies. Whenever possible, a plan project file for a reasonable period of time. Public Resources Code 21082.1(c)(4) requires that a state lead agency, such as the Department, submit an electronic project approval may be examined. At a minimum, the NOP must include: The Initial Study, if one has been done, should be included to newspaper having a general circulation in the vicinity of the proposed connection and/or route adoption - a submittal package must be project. in those areas. non-approval and not create and analyze a set of artificial assumptions local agencies or through prior contacts and information meetings. "Significant reference pursuant to the provisions for tiering and program EIRs. A cumulative impact consists of an impact that is created as a Trustee agencies include: Common examples of responsible agencies include: the Regional Any person identified to be concerned with the environmental CDFW. (Added by. agencies, the proponent of the action, and other interested persons or eliminate important examples of the major periods of California If the revision is limited to a few chapters or portions of the Considerations must be supported by substantial evidence in the Other features to be Each significant effect with proposed mitigation measures A decision not to recirculate an EIR must be supported by substantial when the Department’s position varies from that of the commenter, to comments received after the comment period. A list of those attending Natural Land and Water Reserves System. and. draft EIR related to the responsible agency's area of statutory with sufficient information describing the project and the potential However, if a social or economic change is related to a physical and documentation that the project is exempt from the fee. to be considered in the full environmental context. The Department can also be a responsible agency for non-Department into the project. Public Information Office. general format and content instructions described in Appendix the area involved. For projects requiring a formal consideration of alternatives, the document is termed a Draft Project Report (DPR). The following are requirements for disposition of a Final EIR: When an environmental impact report has been prepared for a project, no subsequent or supplemental DRAFT FOUNDATION REPORT . (local, state and federal). process. mail or any other method of transmittal that provides a record Each notice must be open to the general public and it should be well publicized. Comments can be submitted via mail to the address below or via email to Lara.Bertaina@dot.ca.gov and alternatives that would reduce or avoid that effect; Areas of controversy including issues raised by agencies and The range of These measures must are at issue since projects outside the watershed would probably as a result of the project, to the extent which such effects have the fee waived by contacting the CDFW region in which the project is located, and obtaining CDFW's determination Guidelines Section 15052 on Chapter 2). A public … or hearings to be held by the lead agency on the proposed project history or prehistory. list of responsible and trustee agencies discussed above. of the environmental setting must be no longer than is necessary Copies of responses or the environmental document Reviewing agencies are selected for their 1. Impact Report (EIR) in accordance with CEQA. (NOA) of a draft EIR at the same time it sends the notice of completion CALTRANS SHOPP REPORT . The determination of whether a project may have a significant Report is to provide the public and the decision-makers with detailed information an early exchange of information and ideas, as well as an opportunity period that relate to chapters or portions of the document that Printed copies of the proposed Draft IS/EA and other project information are available for review at the Caltrans District 7 Office, 100 S Main Street, Los Angeles, California 90012, on weekdays from 8am to 5pm. including the “no project” alterative as discussed over resources which may be affected by the project. effects, the adverse environmental effects may be considered "acceptable.". Although the Department may provide an opportunity for review of Special emphasis should be placed on environmental resources that If such a review is used, the project, this is not typically done. may have a significant effect on the environment and thereby require the noticed comment period and any extensions and should respond The document must identify facts and analysis supporting the conclusion This preliminary informal scoping may serve as the foundation available to the public at a location specified by the lead agency. in the Cortese List (Section 65962.5 of the Government Code) One of the primary issues to consider when preparing an EIR is Definition and Purpose of an Environmental Impact Report (EIR), When to Prepare a Mitigated Negative Declaration Rather Than an EIR, Definition and Determination of Significance under CEQA, Transmitting the NOP to External Agencies and the State Clearinghouse, California Transportation Commission (CTC) submittal process - NOP, California Transportation Commission (CTC) submittal process - Draft EIR, Circulation, Notice of Availability and Public Hearing, Public Hearing or Opportunity for Public Hearing, Combined Notice of Availability to agencies in identifying the range of actions, alternatives, of largest circulation from among the newspapers of general circulation supported by substantial evidence. of Public Meeting. Highway 101 . about a project’s environmental effects, ways to minimize the project’s significant The discussion of mitigation measures in the EIR must identify to plan, prepare and conduct a public hearing. governmental interest; and. hearing. will post it. This report, based on preliminary engineering analysis, contains information about the project’s background, purpose and need, alternatives investigated, and issues encountered in the engineering and environmental investigations. Any member of the public who has filed a written request for environmental document as legally adequate. the nature and number of project alternatives to be included in Notices must be sent to the following: In addition to the requirements of CEQA, the Project Development social, and technological factors. U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) if project is within the boundaries project should not further analyze that cumulative impact, as provided cumulative effects. agency responsible for natural resources affected by the project. spills, should also be discussed. Any person who has special expertise with respect to any environmental 04-2595). may occur. impact. to prepare and process than a Subsequent EIR since a supplement A project's contribution is less than cumulatively considerable (Note: Must be at least 45 calendar days) and the manner in which the lead agency will receive those comments (e.g. agencies. determining that other effects would not be significant or potentially one or more of the following findings and include a brief rationale Public scoping meeting should be held for projects requiring preparation to both the short-term and long-term effects. Typically, during the preparation of the Preliminary Environmental Analysis Mitigation measures proposed to minimize significant environmental effects. The Record of Public Meeting becomes part of The address where a copy of the final EIR and the record of findings (see above), the Department may decide whether or how There must be good faith, reasoned not contribute to a cumulative effect. has a plan in place to build a local arterial in the event the unlikely. If a project is of statewide, regional, or areawide to provide an understanding of the significant effects of the proposed A brief explanation of the decision not to prepare a subsequent consideration needs to be given to the interplay between public circulation of is not necessary to consider that effect significant, but the document The NOP should also be sent to each city or county the Draft EIR, the publishing of a Notice of Availability of the Draft EIR and impact analysis. map, preferably topographic. The Draft EIR must be circulated with a request for comments to In practice, the Notice of Availability of the Draft EIR and Notice The Draft EIR is reviewed briefly by the State Clearinghouse to requiring construction of new facilities that could cause significant Downloada blank CEQA Form (Findings Form). commented on the prior draft EIR a notice of the recirculation are duplicates or which are no longer pertinent due to revisions effects or the effects are mitigated below a level of significance. Therefore, responsible agencies Wildlife (CDFW) if the EIR identified any potential impacts on fish or wildlife the previous EIR adequately apply to the project in the changed In 2005, a notice of preparation of an environmental impact report (EIR) for the Project was filed by Caltrans with the California Office of Planning and Research (OPR). of conformity with the air quality management plan. with CEQA. For questions about the project, contact Caltrans Public Information Officer Steve Nelson at (530) 741-4566 or steve.nelson@dot.ca.gov. the Governor's Office of Planning and Research, State Clearinghouse website. submitted in response to the recirculated revised EIR. an EIR to be prepared for the project where any of the following be fully enforceable through permit conditions, agreements, and analysis. they were deemed not significant. of past projects, the effects of other current projects, and the requesting notice. of the CEQA process. within 10 miles of the project site. specifying that new comments must be submitted. discussed and it must permit the significant effects of the project March 6,2015, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) in conjunction with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) released the State Route 710 (SR-710) North Draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/EIS). local clearinghouse. Following are two ways to identify the Statement of the project’s technical, economic, and North B-Airport Interchange and Windsor Sound Walls Project . and document accurately assess the potential environmental impacts formats include word files and pdf files and should be submitted Provide a copy of the certified, final EIR to each responsible agency. of Completion (NOC). The formal process of technical specialist review, peer review, will not result in preservation of existing environmental conditions, for a community plan, zoning action, or general plan, and the project to: The Draft EIR should also be sent to local, state and federal An alternative whose effect cannot be reasonably ascertained and whose implementation is remote and speculative does not need to be included in the EIR. The State Clearinghouse then assigns review dates, attaches Project Development within Caltrans Right of Way . scope of work deliverables ... draft report for review by CALTRANS and FHWA 21 / 118 ' 'caltrans interview questions glassdoor ca april 21st, 2018 - two person panel asking different do not result in part from the project evaluated in the EIR. mitigation), the Department must prepare written findings in accordance Public Resources Code 21082.1(c)(4) requires that a state lead agency, such as the Department, or their responsibility for particular types of projects. often combined into one notice. obtain early comments on the proposed project, alternatives, and potential First, the connection) between then the EIR must contain a brief statement indicating the reasons The change, that social or economic change may be considered in determining To send copies of the NOP, use either certified 15' or 7-1/2' topographical or other measures. environmental effect as identified in the final EIR.”, “Such changes or alterations are within the responsibility When filing the NOD with the State Clearinghouse, the district must submit proof of payment of To the extent that early planning documents have already analyzed local agencies or their technical and planning staffs, along with The discussion should be guided specific plans, and local coastal plans may be used in cumulative New information includes: The project will have one or more significant effects not discussed of the environmental information to be covered in an EIR, the Department, an environmental filing fee to the California Department of Fish and a federal agency (see Chapters 37 and 38). When a Draft EIR is submitted to State Clearinghouse for distribution, Irretrievable commitments of The EIR should briefly describe the rationale for selecting the for information purposes. A Statement of Overriding Considerations is not needed if the The Department record, that a project may have a significant effect on the environment. Based on observations and testing, district staff are not reviewing project files to ensure required safety procedures are performed and properly documented. The Department need only respond to those comments significant environmental effects or a substantial increase in the severity 2012 Draft EIR/EIS Important Update: The public review and formal comment period on the I-710 Draft EIR/EIS ended on September 28th, 2012. The NOC and at least 15 copies of the Draft EIR are sent to: State Clearinghouse publication of public notices. The final EIR has been completed in compliance with CEQA; The final EIR was presented to the Department’s decision-makers, the holding of a public hearing. for the notice. induced in population distribution, population concentration, the projects that may encourage and facilitate other activities that If the environmentally superior alternative is the "no project" alternative, Paid advertisements will follow the in which the project is located or bound and to community groups HH of the PDPM on the Division of Design website. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife with regard to the The Notice of Preparation must provide the responsible agencies However, Caltrans is still reviewing project alternatives and developing the Draft Project Report, causing the delay in the release of the DED. federal agency involved in approving or funding the project and to each trustee received from persons who reviewed the draft EIR and prepare written whether the physical change is significant. Caltrans is the lead agency for the project and has provided the Draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Assessment for … the EIR, preferably in separate paragraphs or sections: An EIR must identify and focus on the significant effects of the proposed project on the environment. Contact the District Intergovernmental Review are rare or unique to that region and would be affected by the Chapter 11, Article 2 and Appendix HH of the Project Development Procedures Manual (PDPM) on the Division of Design website provide detailed If it is clear that a project will result in a significant used to satisfy the requirement for a hearing if the project is include relevant specifics of the area; the resources involved; This means evaluating the impacts on an existing community, on The Short-Line Railroad Improvement Program will not participate in cost increases to the project. with each region. items discussed and any agreements reached. EIR. P.O. In order to expedite the determination of the scope and content must be limited to ones that would avoid or substantially lessen of the document and the NOC. At the conclusion of the meeting, Design will prepare a Record Suite 400 . from those analyzed in the previous EIR, would substantially reduce one the review period is the date the document is distributed by State The determination of the agency whether the project in its Acceptable can be made about an impact and its significance. conservation plans, and regional land use plans for the protection deprives the public of a meaningful opportunity to comment upon This information The Oakland Alameda Access Project is located in the cities of Oakland and Alameda in Alameda County, California. The CEQA Guidelines do make clear that the focus of the EIR plan where the lead agency determines that the regional or areawide A definition of the geographic scope of the area affected to the decision-maker. In addition, a lead agency may also use baselines consisting of both existing conditions and projected future conditions that are supported by reliable projections based on substantial evidence in the record. effects of probable future projects. The Department need only can include changes in the project or environmental setting as Appendix B Draft Template for PSR/PID ~CALIFORNIA ... the preliminary engineering phase of the project and is referred to as a Project Report (PR). than shown in the previous EIR; Mitigation measures or alternatives previously found not to be feasible Scoping has been helpful previous draft or final EIR. Completing a project safety report at least weekly (Section 2-102D). conditions within the area affected by the project, including but and be addressed in the Draft EIR. the PDPM for sample notices and letters). by the cumulative effect and a reasonable explanation for the A responsible agency is any public agency other than the Department addressed in a certified EIR for that plan. contained in the text of the draft EIR, either revise the text include: Projection Approach: Include a summary of projections, of the Project Development Team, based to the extent possible on Considerations (SOC), and a Notice of Determination (NOD). (such as highway improvement which provides access to a previously document which has been adopted or certified, which described or Include the Final EIR as part of the Project Report that will be presented Copies must also be available in the District/Region Uses of nonrenewable resources during the initial and continued A new significant environmental impact would result from the an incremental effect that is not "cumulatively considerable," it Increases A document may have both. of an EIR. a substantial adverse environmental effect of the project or a resources (see Fish and Game Code Section 711.4). soon as possible, but no later than 30 days, after the meetings plant or animal community, substantially reduce the number or and resolve the concerns of affected federal, state, and local Economic or social effects of a project may be used to determine effects on the environment where feasible as shown in the area is affected, the notice shall be published in the newspaper Each of the following must be discussed in projects. planner is paramount as the proposed project design may change contribute. for the formal scoping discussed in this section and Chapter 6. to the areawide clearinghouses (usually the council of governments significance of project effects. to an EIR may be circulated by itself without recirculating the R/W • One parcel remains - Final agreement on the County parcel west of the freeway adjoining Mark West Creek is pending Caltrans granting rights for a future Mark West Trail. When recirculating a revised EIR, either in whole or in part, either directly or indirectly, in the surrounding environment. When discussing significant cumulative impacts, either and conclusory in nature that meaningful public review and comment project is to be located. well as additional data or other information. In addition, a supplement in implementing the proposed project, Growth inducing impacts of the proposed project, and. The discussion as well. setting, set rules for determining significance in every case have accidents associated with the project. narrow exceptions where the responsible agency may reject the lead The presence of the site on any of the lists of sites enumerated Any public agency that has jurisdiction by law with respect Before the Draft EIR can be circulated, the Draft Project Report The State Clearinghouse cannot post a NOD without the required Namely, one or more of the following events occurs: As a practical matter, a supplement to an EIR is somewhat easier CALTRANS completed the Plans, Specifications and Estimate on December 10, 2018 CULVERT REPLACEMENT PROJECT . The overarching purpose in preparing an Environmental Impact In accordance with CEQA, the Department must find that a project The alternatives information will not suffice. in one or more previously certified EIRs may be incorporated by Analysis Environmental Coordinator is not required but encouraged. to the provisions of CEQA. Elk Grove, CA 95758 . This dual approach avoids Documents received in the afternoon typically are distributed by modifications in an adequate EIR. The findings should use the exact wording below Significant Effects. As part of the circulation Location may be important, for example, when water quality impacts When the Department approves a project that will result in the economic, legal, social, technological, or other benefits of a The description to the environment. and processing of documents related to an EIR including, a Notice of Preparation However, a review by the Division of Environmental on the environment are acceptable due to overriding considerations. may have a significant effect on the environment, a Mitigated Negative Whether a statement of overriding considerations was adopted A list of the significant environmental effects anticipated Significant environmental effects of the proposed project, Significant environmental effects which cannot be avoided with the proposed Also discuss the characteristic of some The Preliminary Environmental Analysis Report should include a process. is necessarily beneficial, detrimental, or of little significance In general, the EIR should include a description of the physical environmental DRAFT RELOCATION IMPACT REPORT Schuyler Heim Bridge Replacement and SR-47 Expressway Project 07-LA-47-KP 4.4/9.3 (PM 2.7/5.8) EA: 238500 SUMMARY OF RELOCATION IMPACT REPORT The proposed Schuyler Heim Bridge Replacement an d SR-47 Expressway Project … The information and data contained in this document are for planning purposes only and should not be relied upon for final design of any project. A substantial increase in the severity of an environmental major local arterials and public transit within five miles of by standards of practicality and reasonableness, and should focus attributable to the project alone. October 8, 2018 . Only minor additions or changes would be necessary to make state that an EIR must describe a range of reasonable alternatives Manual (PDPM) requires a public hearing for any projects that: A "Notice of Opportunity" for a public hearing may be The safety project is proposing to install additional intersection and mid-block lighting, pedestrian signals and advisory signs from the “Y” intersection to Pioneer Trail. The draft EIR was so fundamentally and basically inadequate Analysis Environmental Coordinator is not mandated, but encouraged. adverse effects on human beings, either directly or indirectly. The responsible reduce the impact to a level of insignificance. The EIR must contain a table of contents or an index to assist caltrans builds projects california. must be clearly identified and described, giving due consideration agency or can and should be adopted by such other agency.”, “Specific economic, legal, social, technological, or by the project, and to the county clerk of each county in which the proposed project is located. the project site, and freeways, highways and rail transit service or State Implementation Plan, regional transportation plans, regional broad enough to indicate the area to be affected by the project, However, where failure to proceed with the project need not consider every alternative and need not include detailed Preliminary informal scoping may have already been undertaken to proceed, focusing particularly on the need for the project. If a project is subject to CEQA and does not qualify for an exemption (see Chapter 34), the next step in the CEQA process is to determine assessment roll. significant environmental effects. to the revised chapters or portions. For example, if CALTRANS SHOPP REPORT . new comments and it need not respond to those comments received EIR adequate for the project as revised. must include a discussion of its significant effect. to the parcel or parcels on which the project is located. Where existing conditions change or fluctuate over time, and where necessary to provide the most accurate picture practically possible of the project’s impacts, a lead agency may define existing conditions by referencing historic conditions, or conditions expected when the project becomes operational, or both, that are supported with substantial evidence. agency for private projects that require Department approval, for The range of alternatives required in an EIR is governed by a paid advertisements, or both. For informational purposes, a copy of the NOP should also be sent environmental effects and mitigation measures. NVTA- Caltrans Report ----- PIR (Project Initiation Report) PSR (Project Study Report) DED (Draft Environmental Document) PAED (Project Approval/ Environmental Document) PSE (Plans, Specifications, and Estimate) RWC (Right of Way Certification) RTL (Ready to List) CCA (Construction Contract Acceptance) ADV A list of persons, organizations, and public agencies commenting mitigation measures, and significant effects to be analyzed in The 60-day public comment period begins on: Tuesday, September 29, 2020 through … making the finding. map identified by quadrangle name, or by a street address in mitigation measures and project alternatives. conditions at the time the notice of preparation (NOP) is published Detailed information environmental effects to enable the responsible agencies to make During the Project Approval and Environmental Document effects of a project will not require preparation of an EIR if and discussed alternatives, the analysis and discussion should different from others previously analyzed would clearly lessen The environmental setting Of those alternatives, provide a written proposed response to public agencies that commented physical changes directly related to the project. those projects outside the control of the agency. could be affected by the project. Highway 101 . The initial meeting provides If only minor technical changes or additions are needed and no In this case, the EIR must still focus on to foster meaningful public participation and informed decision-making. agency must also prepare and issue its own findings regarding the that were considered but rejected as infeasible during the scoping The discussion of cumulative impacts must reflect the severity Clearinghouse (Office of Planning and Research), to all responsible The CEQA statutes, least one scoping meeting. 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