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
8/18/2021 41-08132021-1840 City of Burlingame Public Works Department – Engineering Notice of Exemption Adoption of an Ordinance of City Council of the City of Burlingame Adding a New Chapter 12.11 (Wireless Facilities in Public Right-of-Way) to Title 12 of the Burlingame Municipal Code
8/18/2021 41-08132021-1841 Jefferson Union High School District Mitigated Negative Declaration JUHSD District Office and Adult Education Project
8/20/2021 41-08132021-1842 Burlingame School District Notice of Exemption Hoover Elementary School Stormwater Drainage Imrovements
8/25/2021 41-08252021-1843 West Bay Sanitary District Notice of Exemption Menlo Park Community Campus
8/31/2021 41-08312021-1844 City of South San Francisco Notice of Exemption P21-0054: DR21-00230001
9/01/2021 41-09012021-1845 Town of Hillsborough Notice of Exemption 2020 Urban Water Management Plan; Water Shortage Contingency Plan
9/01/2021 41-09012021-1846 West Bay Sanitary District Notice of Exemption 30 Holden Court STEP System
9/01/2021 41-09012021-1847 Highlands Recreation District Notice of Exemption Highlands Recreation District playground and sports court renovation project
9/03/2021 41-09032021-1848 City of San Mateo Notice of Exemption 2020-21 Community Development Block Grant Project
9/08/2021 41-09082021-1849 San Mateo Resources Conservation District Notice of Determination Girl Scouts of Northern California - Camp Butano Forest Health Project
9/08/2021 41-09082021-1850 West Bay Sanitary District Notice of Exemption 20 Sioux Way - Septic Tank Effluent Pump (STEP) system
9/08/2021 41-09082021-1851 West Bay Sanitary District Notice of Exemption 30 Cheyenne Point - Grinder Pump System
9/10/2021 41-09102021-1852 San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority Notice of Exemption Colma Creek Restoration and Adaptation Project
9/13/2021 41-09132021-1853 County of San Mateo Parks Department Notice of Exemption

Pigeon Point Bluff 2 Benches Near Wienke Way

9/13/2021 41-09132021-1854 County of San Mateo Parks Department Notice of Exemption Fitzgerald Marine Reserve 2 Benches Nera Wienke Way
9/15/2021 41-09152021-1855 City of San Bruno Notice of Exemption Crystal Spring Road Maintenance
9/16/2021 41-09162021-1856 City of Millbrae Environmental Impact Report Millbrae Station Specific Plan Text Amendment for Employment Center/Light Industrial Zone
Post

Other Notices

Please click the title to access the document.

Date Posted Agency Title
8/19/2021 City of San Carlos Meeting Agenda
8/19/2021 County of San Mateo Planning and Building Department  Revised Initial Study Environmental Evaluation Checklist
8/30/2021 County of San Mateo Planning & Building Department Emerald Lake Hills Design Review Officer Notice of Public Hearing
8/30/2021 County of San Mateo Planning & Building Department Coastside Design Review Committee Notice of Public Hearing
8/30/2021 County of San Mateo Planning & Building Department Bayside Design Review Committee Notice of Public Hearing
9/01/2021 County of San Mateo Planning & Building Department  Notice of Intent to Adopt Mitigated Negative Declaration
9/10/2021 City of Menlo Park Notice of Preparation EIR for CSBIO Phase 3 Project
9/10/2021 City of San Carlos – San Carlos Planning Commission Meeting Agenda
9/10/2021 City of Menlo Park Notice of Preparation of an EIR for the 123 Independence Drive Project