Environmental Impact Reports

Overview

Environmental Impact Reports

A Summary of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)

(California Public Resources Code, Sections 21000 – 21178, and Title 14 CCR, Section 753, and Chapter 3, Sections 15000 – 15387)

The California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) is California’s broadest environmental law.  CEQA helps to guide the Department during issuance of permits and approval of projects. Courts have interpreted CEQA to afford the fullest protection of the environment within the reasonable scope of the statutes. CEQA applies to all discretionary projects proposed to be conducted or approved by a California public agency, including private projects requiring discretionary government approval.

The purpose of CEQA is to:

  • Disclose to the public the significant environmental effects of a proposed discretionary project, through the preparation of an Initial Study (IS), Negative Declaration (ND), or Environmental Impact Report (EIR).
  • Prevent or minimize damage to the environment through development of project alternatives, mitigation measures, and mitigation monitoring.
  • Disclose to the public the agency decision making process utilized to approve discretionary projects through findings and statements of overriding consideration.
  • Enhance public participation in the environmental review process through scoping meetings, public notice, public review, hearings, and the judicial process. 
  • Improve interagency coordination through early consultations, scoping meetings, notices of preparation, and State Clearinghouse review. 

For more information, please visit CEQA Procedures for Internal CDFW Actions

Section 21092.3 of the Public Resources Code is amended to read:

The notices required pursuant to Sections 21080.4 and 21092 for an environmental impact report shall be posted in the office and on the internet website of the county clerk of each county in which the project will be located and shall remain posted for a period of 30 days. The notice required pursuant to Section 21092 for a negative declaration shall be so posted for a period of 20 days, unless otherwise required by law to be posted for 30 days. The county clerk shall post the notices within 24 hours of receipt.

Post

California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Online Postings

Please click the project title to access the document.

Date Filed Fish/Game Receipt # Lead Agency Type of Document Project Title
7/6/2021 41-07062021-1805 City of San Mateo Planning Division Environmental Impact Report Bay Meadows Phase II SPAR #1 Modification - Mixed Use Blocks 2 and 3 (PA-2020-053)
7/7/2021 41-07072021-1806 City of San Mateo Notice of Exemption Marina Lagoon Routine Maintenance
7/7/2021 41-07072021-1807 County of San Mateo Parks Department Environmental Impact Report CalVTP - San Mateo County Parks, Huddart and Wunderlich
7/8/2021 41-07082021-1808 County of San Mateo Parks Department Notice of Exemption Two memorial park benches at Wienke Way bluff at Fitzgerald Marine
7/9/2021 41-07092021-1809 San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority Notice of Exemption Shoreline Park-Burlingame
7/13/2021 41-07132021-1810 San Mateo County Parks Department Notice of Exemption Four 30' x 40' shade shelters over picnic tables at the Beach group Picnic Area at the Coyote Point Recreation Area
7/15/2021 41-07152021-1811 County of San Mateo Planning & Building Mitigated Negative Declaration RV PARK
7/16/2021 41-07162021-1812 City of Half Moon Bay Planning Division Mitigated Negative Declaration Poplar Pedestrian Pathway Reconstruction Project
7/16/2021 41-07162021-1813 Town of Woodside Notice of Exemption 215 Grandview Drive - New Single Family residence and attached ADU
7/20/2021 41-07202021-1814 San Mateo County Parks Department Notice of Exemption Quarry Park Pump Track Project
7/22/2021 41-07222021-1815 City of Foster City/Estero Municipal Improvement District Environmental Impact Report New Hotel in Metro Center general Development Plan Area Environmental Impact Reportand Rezoning/ General Development Plan
7/23/2021 41-07232021-1816 City of San Carlos Mitigated Negative Declaration 1030 Brittan Avenue Research and Development Project
7/26/2021 41-07262021-1817 Town of Colma Planning Department Notice of Exemption 85' tall AT&T cell tower in Holy Cross Cemetery
7/26/2021 41-07262021-1818 Bay Area Air Quality Management District Notice of Exemption Amendment to Regulation 3: Fees
7/26/2021 41-07262021-1819 Town of Colma Planning Department Notice of Exemption Design Review for Greenlawn memorial Park - New Outdoor Mausoleums
7/27/2021 41-07272021-1820 Bay Area Toll Authority Notice of Exemption Dumbarton Forward Operational Improvement Project
7/28/2021 41-07282021-1821 San Mateo County Transit District Notice of Exemption SamTrans Bus and Paratransit Services
7/28/2021 41-07282021-1822 Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board (Caltrain) Notice of Exemption Caltrain Maintenance and Rehabilitation of Tracks, Stations, and Signal Facilities
7/29/2021 41-07292021-1823 City of South San Francisco Notice of Exemption P21-0017: SIGNS21-0014 & DR21-0013
7/29/2021 41-07292021-1824 City of South San Francisco Notice of Exemption P17-0060: SIGNS21-0015
7/29/2021 41-07292021-1825 City of South San Francisco Notice of Exemption P20-0002: SIGNS21-0022, DR21-0017
7/29/2021 41-07292021-1826 City of South San Francisco Notice of Exemption P21-0016: DR21-0012, SIGNS21-0013
7/29/2021 41-07292021-1827 City of South San Francisco Notice of Exemption P21-0022: DR21-0010
8/03/2021 41-08032021-1828 City of San Carlos Notice of Exemption 2020 Storm Drain Improvements Project C9531
8/03/2021 41-08032021-1829 City of San Carlos Notice of Exemption 2022 Annual Sewer Lateral Replacement Project C1737
8/03/2021 41-08032021-1830 City of San Carlos Notice of Exemption 2022 Annual Sewer System Root Foaming Project C1752
8/03/2021 41-08032021-1831 City of San Carlos Notice of Exemption South Laurel Employee Parking Lot LID Project C1706
Post

Other Notices

Please click the title to access the document.

Date Posted Agency Title
7/6/2021 City of San Carlos – San Carlos Planning Commission Meeting Agenda
7/13/2021 City of San Carlos – San Carlos Planning Commission Special Meeting Agenda
7/13/2021 North San Mateo County Sanitation District Notice of the Board of Directors
7/15/2021 County of San Mateo Parks Department County of San Mateo Notice of Availability and Intent to Adopt an Initial Study Mitigated Negative Declaration
7/16/2021 City of Belmont Notice of Preparation of a Draft Environmental Impact Report
7/19/2021 CA High Speed Rail Authority CA High Speed Rail Authority - San Francisco to San Jose Project Section
7/22/2021 City of San Carlos – San Carlos Planning Commission Meeting Agenda
7/27/2021 County of San Mateo Planning & Building Department Bayside Design Review Committee Notice of Public Hearing
7/28/2021 City of San Carlos – San Carlos Planning Commission Cancellation Agenda
8/2/2021 City of Menlo Park Community Development – Planning Division Notice of Preparation of an Environmetal Impact Report and Notice of Public Hearing and Study Session fo the 1125 O'Brien Drive
8/2/2021 County of San Mateo Planning & Building Department Emerald Lake Hills Design Review Officer County of San Mateo Planning & Building Department Emerald Lake Hills Design Review Officer - Notice of Public Hearing
8/2/2021 County of San Mateo Planning & Building Department Coastside Design Review Committee County of San Mateo Planning & Building Department Coastside Design Review Committee - Notice of Public Hearing
8/2/2021 City of Menlo Park Community Development – Planning Division Notice of Availability of Final Environmental Impact Report and Public Hearing for 115 Independence Drive Project (Menlo Portal