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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. Draft EIRNotice of Availability - HMBHS Track & Field
The Cabrillo Unified School District (CUSD) is the Lead Agency for environmental review of the Half Moon Bay High School Track and Field Improvements Project.  On January 19, 2016, CUSD issued a Notice of Availability inviting the public to provide written comments on the Draft EIR by March 4, 2016.  Written comments should be submitted to:
                       Jane Yuster, Superintendent
                       Cabrillo Unified School District
                       498 Kelly Avenue
                       Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
The Draft EIR is also available on the Cabrillo Unified School District website at:

http://www.cabrillo.k12.ca.us/

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 Draft EIR has been tentatively scheduled for review by the City of Half Moon Bay Planning Commission on February 23, 2016.  The Coastal Development Permit is anticipated to be considered by the Planning Commission in April, 2016.  The Planning Commission will consider the Final EIR in its decision on the project and will make findings on the environmental effects of the project prior to approving the Coastal Development Permit. 
For more information about the project or the Draft EIR, please contact Carol Hamilton at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or at (650) 712-5836.  If you wish your comments on the Draft EIR or the proposed project to be transmitted to the Planning Commission, please provide a copy to Ms. Hamilton.

Draft IS/MND for the new residence at 2805 Champs Elysee Boulevard

2.  2805 Champs Elysee IS/MND Draft
The City of Half Moon Bay is the Lead Agency for the environmental review of this proposed project. The City of Half Moon Bay Planning Commission will consider the Coastal Development Permit, Variance, Parking Exception and Architectural Review for the project on February 9, 2016. The staff contact for this project (PDP-050-14) is Scott Phillips, who can be reached at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 650-726-8299.

Draft IS/MND for the new residence at 913 Grandview Boulevard

3. Draft IS/MND 913 Grandview Blvd
The City of Half Moon Bay is the Lead Agency for the environmental review of this proposed project.  The City of Half Moon Bay Planning Commission will consider the Coastal Development Permit and Architectural Review for the project on January 26, 2016. The staff contact for this project is (PDP-005-07) is Scott Phillips, who can be reached at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 650-726-8299

Draft IS/MND for the Coastside County Fire Protection District Training Facility at 1191 Main Street

4. Draft IS/MND 1191 Main St
The Coastside Fire Protection District is the Lead Agency for the environmental review of this proposed project. The City of Half Moon Bay Planning Commission will consider the Coastal Development Permit for the project on January 26, 2016.  The staff contact for the Coastal Development Permit (PDP-15-046) is Carol Hamilton, who can be reached at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 650-712-5836. 

For more information regarding the environmental review process, please contact the Planning Division at (650) 726-8250.


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

 

2015 CEQA – Planning Commission Workshop Presentation. Must see to appreciate! On Tuesday, April 28, 2015, the Planning Commission conducted a workshop on the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). All folks interested in CEQA and environmental planning were invited to attend this regularly scheduled meeting of the Planning Commission. For those of you that may not have been able to attend the workshop, the presentation has been posted below for your review. The workshop was conducted by Antero (Terry) Rivasplata, AICP, who has extensive practical experience in preparing numerous environmental documents, and is actively involved in preparing technical assistance publications, updates to the State CEQA Guidelines, as well as co-author of the CEQA Deskbook. The Planning Commission, staff and members of the public who were able to attend found the presentation helpful and useful in understanding the basics of CEQA, including a discussion of the various environmental documents prepared for projects, common issues of concern, and important provisions relating to the review of these environmental documents. The purpose of the workshop was to develop a better working understanding of the State CEQA Guidelines, and ultimately lead to a better decision-making framework when reviewing projects. Please feel free to contact Planning Staff with any questions you may have at 650/726-8250 or email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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