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Environmental Review/CEQA

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California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)

The California Environmental Quality Act requires local and state governments to consider the potential environmental effects of a project before deciding whether to approve it. CEQA's purpose is to disclose the potential impacts of a project, suggest methods to minimize those impacts, and discuss alternatives to the project so that decision makers will have full information upon which to base their decision. Types of CEQA documents and categories include:

  • Initial Study (IS): An analysis of a project's potential environmental effects and their relative significance. An initial study is preliminary to deciding whether to prepare a negative declaration or an EIR.
  • ExemptArticle 19 of CEQA outlines certain classes of projects that do not have a significant effect on the environment and are therefore declared categorically exempt from having to prepare environmental documents.
  • Negative Declaration/Mitigated Negative Declaration (ND/MND): When a project is not exempt from CEQA and will not have a significant adverse effect upon the environment a negative declaration must be prepared. The negative declaration is an informational document that describes the reasons why the project will not have a significant effect and proposes measures to completely mitigate or avoid any possible effects.
  • Environmental Impact Report (EIR): A detailed review of a proposed project, its potential adverse impacts upon the environment, measures that may avoid or reduce those impacts, and alternatives to the project.

Archived CEQA Documents


Category: Environmental Impact Report

Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) 

Appendix A - Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program (MMRP) 

Appendix B - Public Comments on Draft Environmental Impact Report and Partial Recirculated Draft Environmental Impact Report 

Appendix B Continued 

Appendix B - PRDEIR Letters 

Notice of Completion and Availability of Partial Recirculated Draft EIR 

Partial Recirculated Draft Environmental Impact Report 


Notice of Completion and Availability of Draft EIR 

1930 Ocean Street Extension Residential Project DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL REPORT:

Cover and Title Page 

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

2. Summary

3. Project Description

4. Environmental Evaluation Introduction

4.1 Aesthetics

4.2 Air Quality

4.3 Geology and Soils

4.4 Hydrology

4.5 Traffic - Transportation

4.6 Water Supply

4.7 Land Use

5. CEQA Considerations

6. References

  • Appendix A Notice of Preparation and Initial Study
  • Appendix B Department of Transportation, Comments on NOP
  • Appendix C Air Quality and GHG Emissions Calculations
  • Appendix D Project Studies, Geotechnical Feasibility Investigation

Notice of Preparation of an Environmental Impact Report

Initial Study/Environmental Checklist


Elevation and Floor Plans:


Contact: Ryan Bane

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Please note, effective January 1, 2019 the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) will increase the CEQA filing fees.

This page contains environmental documents related to project applications or planning documents processed by the Planning & Community Development Department and does not contain documents administered by other City departments.