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Environmental Review

As required by the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), passed by the California Legislature in 1970, the City of Half Moon Bay conducts environmental review of public and private projects before they are heard for approval. The environmental documents produced by the City are provided to both decision makers and the public for their consideration and comment. These environmental documents include Initial Studies/Negative Declarations (IS/NDs and Environmental Impact Reports (EIRs).

Current Environmental Review Documents

1. Half Moon Bay Library Replacement Project - 620 Correas Street

HMB Library Replacement Initial Study & Draft MND - HMB Library Notice of Intent

The 30-day review period for the IS and MND begins on March 21st, 2016 and closes on April 19th, 2016.  Persons having comments concerning this project, including objections to the basis of determination set forth in the IS, are invited to furnish their comments summarizing the specific and factual basis for their comments, in writing to the City of Half Moon Bay.  Please provide your contact information and send your comments to: Bruce Ambo, Planning Manager, 501 Main Street, Half Moon Bay, CA; email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ; or Fax 650-726-8261.

The Planning Commission is scheduled to consider the project on May 10, 2016.

2.  Fire Protection Training Facility - 1191 Main Street 

Final IS MND MMRP 1191 Main Street (35.06 MB)

The Coastside Fire Protection District, as the Lead Agency for environmental review of the proposed fire training tower, adopted a Final Mitigated Negative Declaration and Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program based on the Initial Study prepared for the project.  The subsequent Planning Commission decision to approve the Coastal Development Permit was appealed to the City Council.  City Council consideration of the appeal was continued to allow the applicant to revise the project.  The City Council is tentatively scheduled to consider the appeal again on May 3, 2016.

 

For more information, contact Carol Hamilton at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or the Planning Division at (650) 726-8270.


3. Cabrillo Unified School District -  HMBHS Track & Field Improvements - Lewis Foster Dr.

The Cabrillo Unified School District (CUSD), as the Lead Agency for environmental review of the Half Moon Bay High School Track and Field Improvements Project, has prepared a Final EIR for the project, which will be considered by the CUSD Board at a public hearing at 7:00 p.m. on April 7, 2016 at the District Office a 498 Kelly Avenue.  The agenda for this meeting is available on the CUSD website at http://www.cabrillo.k12.ca.us/.

The Final EIR is comprised of the following:

Responses to Comments Document

Draft Environmental Impact Report

The City of Half Moon Bay is a Responsible Agency for the Track and Field Improvements Project, in that the City will make a decision on the Coastal Development Permit application submitted for the project once the environmental review process is complete.  The Coastal Development Permit is tentatively scheduled to be considered by the Planning Commission on May 24, 2016.  For more information, please contact Carol Hamilton at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or 726-8270.


4.  Half Moon Bay Building & Garden - Concrete Batch Plant - 119 Main Street

Notice of Preparation 119 Main Street Batch Plant 

Notice of Preparation (NOP) of a Draft Environmental Impact Report for the Proposed Half Moon Bay Building and Garden Concrete Batch Plant Replacement Project at 119 Main Street (File No. PDP-15-044)

The City of Half Moon Bay (City) is the Lead Agency for the Half Moon Bay Building and Garden Concrete Batch Plant Replacement Project and is preparing a Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the project. For additional information, contact Carol Hamilton at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or the Planning Division at (650) 726-8270. 

 

Environmental Review Process

Included within these webpages are an overview of the environmental review process and links to other relevant sites.  Please use the links shown below to access these pages.

California Coastal Commission

California Environmental Resources Evaluation System - CERES

Governor's Office of Planning and Research

 

CEQA Workshop

2016 CEQA – Planning Commission Workshop Presentation.   PC Meeting on April 12, 2016.