Final EIR Chapters to Plan Bay Area, adopted July 18, 2013
3.4 Organization Comments (Update)
3.5 Organization Responses (Update)
3.7 Individual Responses (Update)
Draft Environmental Impact Report (Full report, 179 MB)
Draft EIR Chapters
Part One: Introduction and Study Approach
Part Two: Settings, Impacts, and Mitigation Measures
2.0 Introduction and Study Approach
2.2 Air Quality
2.3 Land Use and Physical Development
2.5 Climate Change and Greenhouse Gases
2.7 Geology and Seismicity
2.8 Water Resources
2.9 Biological Resources
2.10 Visual Resources
2.11 Cultural Resources
2.12 Public Utilities and Facilities
2.14 Public Services and Recreation
Part Three: Alternative and CEQA-Required Conclusions
Appendix A: Notice of Prepartion
Appendix B1: Agency and Public Interest Group Comments
Appendix B2: Citizen Comments
Appendix B3: Comments not on the EIR
Appendix B4: Scoping Meeting Transcripts
Appendix C: Transportation Projects in Each EIR Alternative (Revised 4-10-13)
Appendix D: Scoping Comments on Alternatives
Appendix E: Air Quality Analysis Methodolgy
Appendix F: Geology
Appendix G: Water Resources
Appendix H: Biological Resources Special Status Species Table H-1
Appendix I: Hazards
ABAG and MTC are required to analyze the environmental impacts of the land use scenarios and transportation investments that will be considered for Plan Bay Area. The process began with a series of five meetings to gather public input.
Under the law known as the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), MTC and ABAG must prepare an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) to inform citizens and decision makers of potential environmental impacts that could result from implementing Plan Bay Area 2040. The EIR examines a range of reasonable alternatives, identifies the environmentally superior alternative, and recommends measures to mitigate the impacts of the selected alternative.
Work on the EIR for Plan Bay Area 2040 will begin in mid-2016; Bay Area residents will be invited to comment on the scope and content of the environmental information to be evaluated.
- What environmental issues should be analyzed?
- Are there alternatives that should be evaluated?
- What mitigation measures would help avoid or minimize any negative impacts?
- How can local jurisdictions and other agencies use this EIR?
Under SB 375, The California Sustainable Communities and Climate Protection Act of 2008, parts of Plan Bay Area 2040 may be eligible for a streamlined version of the environmental review process. These include projects and programs that are consistent with the land use designation, density, intensity and policies of Plan Bay Area, as well as certain types of development projects as defined by SB 375.