Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) Documents

On October 8, 2019, the California Legislature granted SANDAG an extension until December 2021 to update its Sustainable Communities Strategy. The legislation, California Assembly Bill 1730 (Gonzalez), included a one-time exemption from the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The SANDAG Sustainable Communities Strategy and Final EIR from its 2015 Regional Plan will remain valid and in compliance for purposes of state funding eligibility and other state and federal consistency purposes until the SANDAG Board of Directors adopts a new Regional Plan and EIR, provided those actions are completed by the end of December 2021. 

The SANDAG Board of Directors adopted the Final EIR and the Final 2015 Regional Plan on October 9, 2015. Responses to comments on the Draft EIR were published on September 29, 2015. The 2019 Federal Regional Transportation Plan was adopted by the SANDAG Board of Directors on October 25, 2019, and is consistent with the 2015 EIR.

Final Environmental Impact Report (complete document)

Cover, List of Acronyms and Table of Contents
Executive Summary
Chapter 1 – Introduction
Chapter 2 – Project Description
Chapter 3 – Environmental Setting
Chapter 4 – Environmental Impact Analysis
Section 4.1 – Aesthetics and Visual Resources
Section 4.2 – Agricultural and Forestry Resources
Section 4.3 – Air Quality
Section 4.4 – Biological Resources
Section 4.5 – Cultural and Paleontological Resources
Section 4.6 – Energy
Section 4.7 - Geology, Soils, and Mineral Resources
Section 4.8 – Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Section 4.9 – Hazards and Hazardous Materials
Section 4.10 – Hydrology and Water Quality
Section 4.11 – Land Use
Section 4.12 – Noise and Vibration
Section 4.13 – Population and Housing
Section 4.14 – Public Services and Utilities
Section 4.15 – Transportation
Section 4.16 – Water Supply
Section 4.17 – Summary of Impacts in 2025 and 2030
Chapter 5 – Cumulative Impacts
Chapter 6 – Alternatives Analysis
Chapter 7 – Other Considerations Required by CEQA
Chapter 8 – References
Chapter 9 – Preparers of the Environmental Document

Appendix A – Notice of Preparation
Appendix B – Agricultural and Forestry Resources
Appendix C – Air Quality
Appendix D – Project Tables for Alternatives Considered in Detail
Appendix E – Biological Resources
Appendix F – Climate Change Projections, Impacts, and Adaptation
Appendix G – Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Appendix H – Subregional Plan Consistency Analysis
Appendix I – Local Bus Route Operational Improvements
Appendix J – Mineral Resources
Appendix K – Response to Comments