Environmental Impact Report for the 2021 Regional Plan

What is an EIR?

The draft EIR will assess how, if implemented, the 2021 Regional Plan will impact resources like air quality, water, land use, biological resources, greenhouse gas emissions, and more. As part of the analysis, the draft EIR includes environmental mitigation tactics to ensure a balanced approach. It will also identify environmental impacts without the implementation of the 2021 Regional Plan (No Project Alternative) such as greenhouse gas emissions, air quality, vehicle miles traveled, and additional alternatives to further reduce environmental impacts. This draft EIR provides information to decision makers, members of the public, and public agencies, so that informed decisions can be made about the 2021 Regional Plan. 

Draft EIR public comment period

As part of the development of the 2021 Regional Plan, SANDAG prepared a draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) which was circulated for public review and comment from August 27 through October 11, 2021. The public comment period is now closed. Responses to comments on the draft EIR are included in Appendix P to the Final EIR and 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. Sign up to receive email notification of future Board of Directors’ agendas and about the 2021 Regional Plan.

View the final EIR

Executive Summary:



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).