Program Environmental Impact Report
SJCOG issued a Notice of Preparation on March 10, 2017 to prepare a Program EIR in accordance with the CEQA for the 2018 RTP and SCS. A public workshop was held on March 30, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. to obtain public input regarding the scope and content of the environmental analysis to be included in the Program EIR for the 2018 RTP. SJCOG issued a Notice of Availability on March 13, 2018 to release the Draft EIR for a 45-day public review and comment period, which closed on April 30, 2018.
Final Program Environmental Impact Report
Released June 15, 2018
Under the law known as the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), SJCOG must prepare a "program-level" Environmental Impact Report (Program EIR) to inform residents and decision makers of the potential environmental impacts that could result from implementing the 2018 RTP/SCS. Rather than analyze individual projects or policies, the Program EIR looks at potential environmental impacts of the Plan as a whole. Individual projects are required to separately comply with CEQA and/or the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), as applicable.
Please note that the Final Program EIR, in combination with the Draft EIR and its technical appendices comprise the Final EIR document.
This document is the Final Program EIR for the 2018 Regional Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy (2018 RTP/SCS). The Final Program EIR includes comments, response to comments, revisions as necessary and recommendations received on the Draft EIR, and any other relevant information added by the lead agency.
Final Program EIR (11.3 MB)
You can view or download the draft files below. All files are in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.
Draft Program EIR (complete report)
Table of Contents
2. Project Description
3. Environmental Setting and Impact Analysis Approach
4. Environmental Impact Analysis
4.1 Aesthetics/Visual Resources
4.2 Agricultural and Forestry Resources
4.3 Air Quality
4.4 Biological Resources
4.5 Cultural Resources
4.7 Environmental Justice
4.8 Geology and Soils
4.9 Greenhouse Gas Emissions/Climate Change
4.10 Hazards and Hazardous Materials
4.11 Hydrology and Water Quality
4.12 Land Use
4.15 Tribal Cultural Resources
4.16 Less than Significant Environmental Factors
5. Other Statutory Considerations
7. References and Preparers
A full list of corrections and additions to the Draft Program EIR are included in the Chapter 2 of the Final Program EIR (11.2 MB).