Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) March 2014

Note: The Board of Supervisors recodified the County Ordinance Code. The Zoning Ordinance, previously Title 17, is nowTitle 130. For simplicity’s sake, since all discussions to this point have described the Zoning Ordinance Update (ZOU) as part of Title 17 (and the online copy of the ZOU is numbered accordingly), the DEIR will continue to refer to the ZOU as Title 17. When the ZOU is adopted, it will be incorporated into the County Code of Ordinances as Title 130.

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DEIR Public Comments Received-Comment Period Closed July 23, 2014

Environmental Review Process

The California Environmental Quality Act of 1970 (CEQA) requires public agencies, such as the County of El Dorado, to consider the potential environmental impacts when considering revisions to an adopted General Plan or Zoning Ordinance. The objectives of CEQA are:

  1. To disclose to the decision-making body and the public the potential environmental impacts of the proposed amendment;
  2. To propose feasible alternatives or mitigation measures that avoid, eliminate or reduce project-related environmental effects;
  3. To describe the analytical process which led to the public agency's decision on the project;
  4. To promote interagency coordination when evaluating a project;
  5. To provide a mechanism for increasing public participation in the planning process.

CEQA is a process which involves the preparation of an Environmental Impact Report (EIR). The EIR neither approves nor denies the Project. The focus of the EIR is on a good faith disclosure of impacts. The final adopted project is a policy decision to be made by the Board of Supervisors informed by the EIR.