Draft Environmental Impact Report for the 2021 Regional Plan

The draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the 2021 Regional Plan was circulated for public review and comment from August 27 through October 11, 2021. View the Public of Notice of Availability: English | Español. Responses to comments on the draft EIR were published on November 30, 2021. The SANDAG Board of Directors is scheduled to consider certification of the final EIR and adoption of the proposed final 2021 Regional Plan on December 10, 2021.

View the draft EIR

Executive Summary:



Chapter 1.0 – Introduction
Chapter 2.0 – Project Description
Chapter 3.0 – Environmental Setting
Chapter 4.0 – Environmental Impact Analysis Approach
Chapter 4.1 – Aesthetics and Visual Resources
Chapter 4.2 – Agricultural and Forestry Resources
Chapter 4.3 – Air Quality
Chapter 4.4 – Biological Resources
Chapter 4.5 – Cultural Resources
Chapter 4.6 – Energy
Chapter 4.7 – Geology, Soils, and Paleontological Resources
Chapter 4.8 – Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Chapter 4.9 – Hazards and Hazardous Materials
Chapter 4.10 – Hydrology and Water Quality
Chapter 4.11 – Land Use
Chapter 4.12 – Mineral Resources
Chapter 4.13 – Noise and Vibration
Chapter 4.14 – Population and Housing
Chapter 4.15 – Public Services and Utilities
Chapter 4.16 – Transportation
Chapter 4.17 – Tribal Cultural Resources
Chapter 4.18 – Water Supply
Chapter 4.19 – Wildfire
Chapter 5.0 – Cumulative Impact Analysis
Chapter 6.0 – Alternatives Analysis
Chapter 7.0 – Other Considerations Required by CEQA
Chapter 8.0 – References
Chapter 9.0 – Preparers of the Environmental Document


Appendix A – Notice of Preparation
Appendix B – Transportation Projects and Phasing Tables (Español
Appendix C – Climate Change Projections, Impacts, and Adaptation
Appendix D – Air Quality Technical Report
Appendix E – Biological Resources Appendix
Appendix F – Energy Appendix
Appendix G – GWP Summaries Using AR4 and AR5 Values
Appendix H – Appendix X of the Proposed Plan; 2016 GHG Emissions Inventory and Projections for the San Diego Region
Appendix I – Appendix F of the Proposed Pan; Regional Growth Forecasts and Sustainable Communities Strategy Land Use Pattern
Appendix J – Analysis of Potential for Conflicts Between the 2021 Regional Plan and Adopted Local Plans to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Appendix K – Appendix B of the Proposed Plan; Implementation Actions
Appendix L – Subregional Plan Consistency Analysis
Appendix M – Mineral Resources Appendix
Appendix N – Noise Contour Maps
Appendix O – Alternatives Data

Alternative languages

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), this document is available in alternate formats by contacting the SANDAG ADA Coordinator, the Director of Diversity and Equity, at (619) 699-1900 or (619) 699-1904 (TTY).   

En cumplimiento con la Ley de Estadounidenses con Discapacidades (ADA, por sus siglas en inglés), usted puede solicitar este documento en formatos alternos, contactando al Coordinador de ADA de SANDAG, Director de Diversidad y Equidad, al (619) 699-1900 o (619) 699-1904 (TTY).