Climate Action Plan Update Supplemental EIR

PDS2020-POD-20-016; PDS2020-GPA-20-004; PDS2020-ER-20-00-002

Project Description

A Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Report (Final SEIR) has been prepared for the Climate Action Plan (CAP) Update project. The project entails the County’s CAP that includes measures and actions 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. All of these actions constitute the project analyzed in the Final SEIR.

Electronic copies of these documents are available below.

The CAP Update project will be considered by the Planning Commission on July 19, 2024, for a special meeting to hold a workshop on the project, and on July 26, 2024, for their recommendation for adoption by the Board of Supervisors by Fall 2024.

Project Contact: Meghan Kelly | meghan.kelly@sdcounty.ca.gov | (619) 323-6462
 

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WEBSITE SHORTCUT LINKS

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VOLUME 1 – CLIMATE ACTION PLAN UPDATE DOCUMENTS

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VOLUME 2 – RELATED PROJECT DOCUMENTS

Attachment B: CAP General Plan Amendment

Attachment C: Draft Resolutions

C-1: Resolution of the County of San Diego Board of Supervisors Updating the 2011 General Plan Update Program Environmental Impact Report Mitigation Measures CC-1.2, CC-1.7, and CC-1.8; GPA 20-004

C-2: Resolution of the County of San Diego Board of Supervisors Adopting the General Plan Amendment (GPA) PDS2020-GPA-20-004, Amending the 2011 General Plan Update Goal COS-20 and Policy COS-20.1; GPA 20-004

C-3: Resolution of the County of San Diego Board of Supervisors to Apply for and Accept Grant Funding to Support the Climate Action Plan

C-4: Resolution of the County of San Diego Board of Supervisors Adopting the Greenhouse Gas Threshold of Significance

Attachment D: Minute Orders from Board Hearings Related to Climate Action Plan

D-1: 2011 General Plan Update Minute Order

D-2: 2012 Climate Action Plan Adoption Minute Order

D-3: 2012 Climate Action Plan Rescission Minute Order

D-4: 2018 Climate Action Plan Adoption Minute Order

D-5: 2018 Climate Action Plan Rescission Minute Order

D-6: Framework for Our Future: Actions to Achieve Bold Climate Action at the County of San Diego  Minute Order

Attachment E: Minute Orders from Board Hearings Related to Smart Growth Alternatives

E-1: Sustainable Land Use Framework; Development Feasibility Analysis; Transit Opportunity Areas; and VMT Mitigation Program Direction Minute Order

E-2: Transportation Study Guide Adoption Minute Order

E-3: Removing Barriers to Housing Direction Minute Order

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VOLUME 3 – SUPPLEMENTAL ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT (SEIR) DOCUMENTS

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DRAFT SUPPLEMENTAL ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT (SEIR)
PUBLIC REVIEW PERIOD (October 26, 2023 - January 5, 2024)

Draft Climate Action Plan

Draft Climate Action Plan Appendices

The following Draft Appendices are available at the above link.

CAP Appendix 1 – Community Outreach and Engagement

CAP Appendix 2 – Co-Benefits Evaluation Tool

CAP Appendix 3 – Unincorporated County of San Diego 2019 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory and Projections

CAP Appendix 4 – County of San Diego Local Government Operations Greenhouse Gas 2019 Inventory and Projections

CAP Appendix 5 – County of San Diego Climate Action Plan Update: Greenhouse Gas Reduction Targets and Gap Analysis

CAP Appendix 6 – Carbon Stock Estimates for Unincorporated San Diego County

CAP Appendix 7 – Climate Action Plan Update Combined Measure Workbook

CAP Consistency Checklist

Guidelines for Determining Significance for Climate Change

CAP General Plan Amendment

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Notice of Preparation

On December 10, 2020, the County sent public notice that a Supplemental Environmental Impact Report (Supplemental EIR) would be prepared for the CAP Update. The County sought input from the public and agencies on potential environmental impacts of the CAP Update, ways to mitigate those impacts, and alternatives that may lessen those impacts. The County also sought input on potential GHG reduction strategies and measures to be included in the CAP Update.

Comments on this Notice of Preparation document were accepted for 57 days following the issuance of the first notice on December 10, 2020, and must have been received no later than February 4, 2021. The County provided 27 extra days.

Revised County of San Diego CAP Update Notice of Preparation

Project Public Scoping Meeting

Consistent with Section 21083.9 of the CEQA Statutes, a public scoping meeting was held virtually on January 28, 2021 to solicit comments regarding the scope and analysis of the Supplemental EIR.

County of San Diego CAP Update - Scoping Meeting Presentation (01/28/2021)