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.

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California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Online Postings

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Date Filed Fish/Game Receipt # Lead Agency Type of Document Project Title
01/04/2022 41-01042022-1963 San Mateo County Department of Public Works Notice of Exemption Half Moon Bay Airport Emergency Sediment Removal 
01/04/2022 41-01042022-1964 San Mateo County Department of Public Works Notice of Exemption Mirada Road Emergency Debris Removal 
01/06/2022 41-01062022-1965 City of San Mateo  Notice of Exemption Updated Standards and Specifications for Mechanical and Automated Parking Facilities 
01/13/2022 41-01132022-1966 City of South San Francisco   Mitigated Negative Declaration  124 Airport Boulevard 100 Produce Ave Residential Project 
01/18/2022 41-01182022-1967 West Bay Sanitary District Notice of Exemption  Avy Altschul Pump Station Project 
01/19/2022 41-01192022-1968 Coastside County Water District Notice of Exemption  Addition of Water Shortage Contingency Stage Rates and San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) Pass-Through Wholesale
01/19/2022 41-01192022-1969 City of Pacifica Notice of Exemption  ANZA PUMP STATION EMERGENCY WORK 
01/21/2022 41-01212022-1970 San Mateo County Parks Department Notice of Exemption  Coyote Point Marina Dredging and Replacement of Two Piles 
01/24/2022 41-01242022-1971 San Mateo Foster City School District Notice of Exemption  Meadow Heights Elementary School Multi Purpose Building 
01/24/2022 41-01242022-1972 County of San Mateo Parks Department Notice of Exemption  Widen Both Montara and Brooks Creek Trails From 4' to 5'-6' For Maintenance Purposes 
01/24/2022 41-01242022-1973 San Mateo County Department of Public Works Notice of Exemption  Tunitas Creek Road Emergency Repair Project 
01/24/2022 41-01242022-1974 San Mateo County Parks Department Notice of Exemption  Meadow trail Improvements 
01/24/2022 41-01242022-1974 San Mateo County Parks Department Notice of Exemption  Meadow trail Improvements 
01/26/2022 41-01262022-1975 Coastside County Water District Notice of Exemption  Nunes Water Treatment Plant Emergency Fuel Tank Replacement Project 
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Other Notices

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Date Posted Agency Title
12/28/2021 Planning & Building Department Coastside Design Review Committee Notice of Public Hearing
1/3/2022 State Water Resources Control Board Notice of Intent to Adopt A Negative Declaration For Water Loss Standards Regulation
1/3/2022 City of South San Francisco Combined Notice of Release and Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Report, and Notice of Public Hearing on the 101 Gull Drive Project
1/4/2022 City of Menlo Park Notice of Preparation of An Environmental Impact Report and Notice of Public Hearing For Housing Element and Safety Element Upda
1/6/2022 San Francisco Planning  Availability of a Mitigated Negative Declaration PG&E Power Asset Acquisition Project
1/11/2022 City of San Mateo Community Development Department  Notice of Preparation San Mateo General Plan Update
1/11/2022 North San Mateo County Sanitation District Notice of the Board of Directors North San Mateo County Sanitation District
1/13/2022 City of Pacifica  Notice of Availability Pacifica General Plan Update, and New Sharp Park Specific Plan
1/13/2022 City of Millbrae  Notice of Availability to Adopt a Sustainable Communities Environmental Assessment (SCEA) for the 1100 El Camino Real Project
1/18/2022 City of Foster City Notice of Availability of a Draft Environmental Impact Report for the 388 Vintage Park Drive Project
1/18/2022 Town of Portola Valley  Approved Second Address Assignment for new Accessory Dwelling Unit located at 155 Grove Drive, APN 079-01-080
1/19/2022 City of San Carlos Notice of Intent To Adopt A Mitigated Negative Declaration
1/19/2022 City of South San Francisco Notice of Preparation Of a Program Environmental Impact Report and Notice of Public Scoping Meeting Proposed South San Francisco
1/21/2022 City of San Mateo Notice of Intent to Adopt an Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration
1/21/2022 City of San Mateo  Additional Document to Notice of Intent to Adopt an Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration
1/24/2022 City of South San Francisco Notice of Preparation of a Program Environmental Impact Report and Notice of Public Scoping Meeting Proposed South San Francisco
1/24/2022 City of South San Francisco Notice of availability of Public Review and Notice of Intent To Adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration For The Proposed 580 Dubu
1/25/2022 Bay Area Air Quality Notice of Public Hearing and California Environmental Quality Act Notice of Availability of a Draft Evironmental Impact Report F
1/25/2022 City of Daly City North San Mateo County Sanitation District