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Rancho Cañada Village Project Recirculated Draft Environmental Impact Report

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Attachment A re: Availability by Luke Connolly (June 21, 2016)
Amended Notice of Availability (386 KB, PDF format) - Review period extended to August 8, 2016
Notice of Availability (1.34 MG, PDF format)
Recirculated Draft Environmental Impact Report (77MB, PDF format)
Cover and Title Page
Contents
List of Tables
List of Figures
Acronyms and Abbreviations
Executive Summary
  • Introduction
  • Project Overview
    • Project Location
    • Project Background
    • Project Goals and Objectives
    • Proposed Project
    • 130-Unit Alternative
    • Areas of Lesser Known Controversy and Concern
  • Other Alternatives Considered
    • Environmentally Superior Alternative
    • Summary of Impacts and Mitigation Measures and Levels of Significance
Chapter 1 Introduction
  • Purpose of the EIR
  • Scope and Organization of the EIR
  • Impact Terminology
  • Approval Process for the Proposed Project
Chapter 2 Project Description
  • Project Overview
  • Project Background
  • Project Location
  • Proposed Project Objectives and Goals
  • Proposed Project
    • Housing
    • Open Space, Recreation, and Common Areas
    • Circulation
    • Utilities
    • Drainage
    • Design Guidelines
    • Construction
  • 130-Unit Alternative
    • Project Objectives
    • Housing
    • Open Space, Recreation, and Common Areas
    • Public–Quasi Public Lot Reconfiguration
    • Circulation
    • Utilities
    • Drainage
    • Design Guidelines
    • Land Use Requirements
    • Construction
  • Intended Uses of this Draft EIR
Chapter 3.0 Environmental Analysis
  • Introduction to the Analysis
    • Significance of Environmental Impacts
Chapter 3.1 Geology, Seismicity, and Soils
  • Introduction
  • Impact Summary
  • Environmental Setting
    • Research Methods
    • Geologic Setting
    • Soils
    • Seismicity
  • Regulatory Setting
    • Federal Policies and Regulations
    • State Policies and Regulations
    • Local Policies and Regulations
  • Impact Analysis
    • Methods for Analysis
    • Criteria for Determining Significance
    • Impacts and Mitigation Measures
Chapter 3.2 Hydrology and Water Quality
  • Introduction
  • Impact Summary
  • Environmental Setting
    • Research Methods
    • Existing Conditions
  • Regulatory Setting
    • Federal Policies and Regulations
    • State Policies and Regulations
    • Local Policies and Regulations
  • Impact Analysis
    • Methods for Analysis
    • Criteria for Determining Significance
    • Impacts and Mitigation Measures
Chapter 3.3 Biological Resources
  • Introduction
  • Impact Summary
  • Environmental Setting
    • Common Vegetation and Wildlife Observed on the Project Site
    • Sensitive Natural Communities
    • Carmel Middle School Hilton-Bialek Biological Sciences Project
    • Special-Status Species
    • Wildlife Movement Corridors
  • Regulatory Setting
  • Impact Analysis
    • Methods for Analysis
    • Criteria for Determining Significance
    • Impacts and Mitigation Measures
Chapter 3.4 Aesthetics
  • Introduction
  • Impact Summary
  • Research Methods
    • Visual Character
    • Viewer Response: Exposure and Sensitivity
  • Environmental Setting
    • Regional Visual Character
    • Project Vicinity Visual Character
    • Views of the Project Site from Adjacent Areas
  • Regulatory Setting
    • Federal Policies and Regulations
    • State Policies and Regulations
    • Local Policies and Regulations
  • Impact Analysis
    • Methods of Analysis
    • Criteria for Determining Significance
    • Impacts and Mitigation Measures
Chapter 3.5 Land Use
  • Introduction
  • Impact Summary
  • Environmental Setting
    • Research Methods
    • Regional Setting
    • project Setting
  • Regulatory Setting
    • Federal Policies and Regulations
    • State Policies and Regulations
    • Local Policies and Regulations
  • Impact Analysis
    • Methods for Analysis
    • Criteria for Determining Significance
    • Impacts and Mitigation Measures
Chapter 3.6 Hazards and Hazardous Materials
  • Introduction
  • Impact Summary
  • Environmental Setting
    • Research Methods
    • Definitions
    • Existing Conditions in the Project Area
    • Existing Conditions in Adjacent Areas
    • Phase One Findings
  • Regulatory Setting
    • Federal Policies and Regulations
    • State Policies and Regulations
    • Local Policies and Regulations
  • Impact Analysis
    • Methods for Analysis
    • Criteria for Determining Significance
    • Impacts and Mitigation Measures
Chapter 3.7 Transportation and Traffic
  • Introduction
  • Impact Summary
  • Environmental Setting
    • Research Methods
    • Study Area
    • Existing Conditions
  • Regulatory Setting
    • State Policies and Regulations
    • Local Policies and Regulations
  • Impact Analysis
    • Methodology
    • Criteria for Determining Significance
    • Impacts and Mitigation Measures
Chapter 3.8 Air Quality
  • Introduction
  • Impact Summary
  • Environmental Setting
    • Research Methods
    • Existing Conditions
  • Regulatory Setting
    • Federal Policies and Regulations
    • State Policies and Regulations
    • Local Policies and Regulations
  • Impact Analysis
    • Methods of Analysis
    • Criteria for Determining Significance
    • Impacts and Mitigation Measures
Chapter 3.9 Noise
  • Introduction
  • Impact Summary
  • Environmental Setting
    • Research Methods
    • Noise Terminology
    • Noise-Sensitive Land Uses
    • Existing Noise Environment
  • Regulatory Setting
    • Local Policies and Regulations
  • Impact Analysis
    • Methods for Analysis
    • Criteria for Determining Significance
    • Impacts and Mitigation Measures
Chapter 3.10 Public Services, Utilities, and Recreation
  • Introduction
  • Impact Summary
  • Environmental Setting
    • Existing Conditions
  • Regulatory Setting
    • Federal Policies and Regulations
    • State Policies and Regulations
    • Local Policies and Regulations
    • Monterey Peninsula Water Management District
    • Monterey County Department of Environmental Health
  • Impact Analysis
    • Methods of Analysis
    • Criteria for Determining Significance
    • Impacts and Mitigation Measures
Chapter 3.11 Cultural Resources
  • Introduction
  • Impact Summary
  • Environmental Setting
    • Existing Conditions
    • Methodology
    • Prehistoric Context
    • Ethnographic Background
    • Historic Context
    • Paleontological Resources
    • Records Search Results
    • Native American Correspondence
  • Regulatory Setting
    • Federal Policies and Regulations
    • State Policies and Regulations
    • Paleontological Resources
    • Local Regulations
  • Impact Analysis
    • Methods for Analysis
    • Criteria for Determining Significance
    • Impacts and Mitigation Measures
Chapter 3.12 Population and Housing
  • Introduction
  • Impact Summary
  • Environmental Setting
    • Population Trends
    • Race and Ethnicity
    • Employment and Income
    • Housing
  • Regulatory Setting
    • Federal and State Regulations
    • Local Policies and Regulations
  • Impact Analysis
    • Methods of Analysis
    • Criteria for Determining Significance
    • Impacts and Mitigation Measures
Chapter 3.13 Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Climate Change
  • Introduction
  • Impact Summary
  • Environmental Setting
    • Research Methods
    • Background Information
    • Existing Conditions
  • Regulatory Setting
    • Federal Policies and Regulations
    • State Policies and Regulations
    • Local Policies and Regulations
  • Impact Analysis
    • Methodology
    • Criteria for Determining Significance
    • Impacts and Mitigation Measures
Chapter 4 Other CEQA–Required Sections
  • Introduction
  • Cumulative Impacts
    • CEQA Requirements
    • Assumptions and Methods
    • Potential Plans and Projects with Related or Cumulative Impacts
    • Analysis of Cumulative Impacts
  • Environmental Setting
    • Research Methods
    • Study Area
    • Existing Conditions
  • Growth–Inducing Impacts
    • CEQA Requirements
    • Approach to the Growth–Inducement Analysis
    • Growth–Related Impacts of the Proposed Project
  • Significant and Unavoidable Impacts
  • Irreversible and Irretrievable Commitment of Resources
Chapter 5 Alternatives Analysis
  • Alternatives Analysis
  • Proposed Project Goal and Objectives
    • Economic Goals
    • Environmental Goals
    • Social Goals
  • Proposed Project
    • Project Features
    • Impacts of the Proposed Project
  • Alternatives Analyzed in this Recirculated Draft EIR
    • Alternative 1–No Project
    • Alternative 2–East Golf Coure Alternative
    • Alternative 3–Medium Density Alternative
    • Alternative 4–Low Density Alternative
    • Alternative 5–Proposed Project with Rio Road Extension Emergency Access Only
    • Alternative 6–281–Unit Stemple Property Avoidance Alternative
  • Environmentally Superior Alternative
    • Environmentally Superior Alternative for Direct and Indirect Impacts
    • Environmentally Superior Alternative for Cumulative Impacts
    • Environmentally Superior Alternative Overall
  • Alternatives Considered but Dismissed from Further Analysis
    • Compliance with Existing Zoning Alternative
    • Care Facilities Prohibition Alternative
    • Flood Control Alternatives
    • Reclaimed Water Reuse Alternative
    • Rio Road Extension Alternative
    • Traffic/Transit Improvements Alternative
    • Visitor–Serving Development
Chapter 6 References Cited
Chapter 7 Report Preparation
Appendices
Appendix A Notice of Preparation
Appendix B Rancho Cañada Village Pattern Book
Appendix C Restoration Plan
Appendix D CVMP Policy Consistency Analysis
Appendix E Rancho Cañada Residential Development Traffic Study
Appendix F Air Quality and Greenhouse Gas Emission Calculations
Appendix G Noise Evaluations