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Climate Action Plan (CAP)

PDS2015-POD-15-002, PDS2016-GPA-16-007, LOG NO. PDS2016-ER-16-00-003

The project includes the following components:

  • Final Climate Action Plan (CAP) for the County of San Diego
  • Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Report (Final SEIR) for the project
  • General Plan Amendment (GPA) for the CAP
  • Guidelines for Determining Significance for Climate Change (Guidelines)
  • Climate Action Plan (CAP) Consistency Review Checklist (Checklist)
  • Report Format and Content Requirements for Climate Change

The project entails the County’s Climate Action Plan (CAP) that includes strategies and measures to reduce GHG emissions from the unincorporated county and County operations. The CAP necessitates changes to Goal COS-20 and Policy COS-20.1 of the 2011 County of San Diego General Plan Update (GPU) and mitigation adopted in the certified Final Program Environmental Impact Report (PEIR) for the 2011 GPU (Mitigation Measures CC-1.2, CC-1.7, and CC-1.8). As a result, an associated action of the project is a General Plan Amendment to the 2011 GPU, which includes revised mitigation measures and a revised Mitigation, Monitoring, and Reporting Program for the 2011 GPU PEIR. The project also includes a threshold of significance for GHG emissions and revised Guidelines for Determining Significance for Climate Change, as well as a CAP Consistency Review Checklist and a Report Format and Content Requirements for Climate Change document. All of these actions constitute the project analyzed in the Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Report (Final SEIR).

The purpose of the project is to reduce county GHG emissions consistent with State legislative requirements through implementation of the CAP, which includes strategies and measures to reduce GHG emissions from community and County operations. Community operations refer to GHG emissions generated from activities within the unincorporated County. County operations refer to GHG emissions generated by County facilities and operational activities throughout the County, including facilities and operations located within incorporated cities. The CAP proposes 11 GHG Reduction Strategies and 30 GHG Reduction Measures that the County would implement to reduce GHG emissions. Measures that could result in physical environmental impacts are evaluated within applicable chapters of the Final SEIR.

Project Contact: Maggie Soffel | CAP@sdcounty.ca.gov | (858) 495-5474

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WEBSITE SHORTCUT TABLE

Please use the following table as a guidance tool to navigate the website. All attachments are referenced within the Planning Commission Staff Report.

Click Here Volume 1 - Climate Action Plan Documents (Attachment A)
Click Here Volume 2 - Related Project Documents (Attachments B through I)
Click Here Volume 3 - Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Report (Attachments J through L)
Click Here Volume 4 - Options Attachment (Attachments M through O)
Click Here Draft Climate Action Plan (Public Review between 8/10/17 & 9/25/17)
Click Here Draft Supplemental EIR (Public Review between 8/10/17 & 9/25/17)
Click Here Climate Action Plan General Information Website
Click Here Planning Commission Hearing Supporting Information Website
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Volume I - Climate Action Plan Documents

Attachment A - Final Climate Action Plan 

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Volume II - Related Project Documents

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Volume III - Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Report

Attachment J - Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Report

Attachment J-1: Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Report Sections

Chapters

CHAPTER 2 - SIGNIFICANT ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS OF THE PROJECT

Attachment J-2: Letters of Comment and Responses

Comments Received on the Draft Supplemental EIR (August 10, 2017 to September 25, 2017)

State and Federal Agencies
    State Clearinghouse

County, City, and Other Local Agencies
    Olivenhain Municipal Water District
    Padre Dam Municipal Water District
    San Diego Gas & Electric Company (SDG&E)
    San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG)
    Sweetwater Authority
    City of Imperial Beach, Community Development Department

Community Planning Groups
    Julian Community Planning Group
    Hidden Meadows Community Sponsor Group
    Borrego Springs Community Sponsor Group
    Twin Oaks Valley Community Sponsor Group
    Boulevard Planning Group
    Bonsall Community Sponsor Group

Organizations
    Southwest Wetlands Interpretive Association
    Southwest Wetlands Interpretive Association
    Preserve Wild Santee
    Environmental Center of San Diego
    Backcountry Against Dumps (Attachment)
    Building Industry Association of San Diego County
    BOMA San Diego and NAIOP San Diego
    California Construction and Industrial Materials Association
    California Native Plant Society (Attachment)
    Climate Action Campaign
    Coastal Environmental Rights Foundation
    Endangered Habitats League
    Friends of the Earth U.S.
    Golden Door Properties LLC
    The Nature Conservancy
    Protect Our Communities Foundation
    SanDiego350
    San Diego County Farm Bureau
    San Diego Food System Alliance
    San Diego Regional Urban Forests Council
    Sempra Services Corporation
    Sierra Club (Attachment)
    STAY COOL for Grandkids

Individuals

Late Letters

Attachment J-3: Technical Appendices

APPENDIX B: Range of Direct Investment Protocols

        Table of Contents and Introduction

        Part 1
        Part 2
        Part 3
        Part 4
        Part 5
        Part 6
        Part 7
        Part 8
        Part 9

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Volume IV - Options Attachments

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DRAFT CLIMATE ACTION PLAN (CAP)

Original Public Review Period (August 10, 2017- September 25, 2017)

Compiled Climate Action Plan (High Resolution, Low Resolution)

Climate Action Plan (CAP) Components

            Cover Page, County Accomplishments, and Table of Contents

            Executive Summary

            Chapters

                1. Introduction

                2. Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory, Projections, and Reduction Targets

                3. Greenhouse Gas Reduction Strategies and Measures

                4. Climate Change Vulnerability, Resiliency, and Adaptation

                5. Implementation and Monitoring

                6. Public Outreach and Engagement

                7. Glossary of Terms and Acronyms and References

                8. Acknowledgements

            Appendices

                A. 2014 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory and Projections

                B. County Operations Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory and Projections

                C. Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Targets, Measures, and Gap Analysis

                D. Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment

                E. Public Outreach and Engagement Plan

                F. General Plan Policies Crosswalk Table

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DRAFT SUPPLEMENTAL ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT (SEIR)

Original Public Review Period (August 10, 2017- September 25, 2017)

Chapters

CHAPTER 2 - SIGNIFICANT ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS OF THE PROJECT

Technical Appendices

APPENDIX B: Range of Direct Investment Protocols

        Table of Contents and Introduction

        Part 1
        Part 2
        Part 3
        Part 4
        Part 5
        Part 6
        Part 7
        Part 8
        Part 9

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ADDITIONAL DRAFT PROJECT DOCUMENTS