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  1. 1. WELCOME PLEASE SIGN IN
  2. 2. William J. Carroll Government Center Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration Solano County Department of General Services April, 29 2010
  3. 3. Introductions <ul><li>Lead Agency </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Solano County Department of General Services </li></ul></ul><ul><li>CEQA Consultant </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Michael Brandman Associates </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Purpose of Community Meeting </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Solicit Public Input </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Presentation Agenda <ul><li>Project Overview </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental Review Process under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) </li></ul><ul><li>IS/MND Highlights </li></ul><ul><li>Next Steps </li></ul><ul><li>Comments from the Public </li></ul><ul><li>Closing </li></ul>
  5. 5. Project Overview <ul><li>Proposed Government Center </li></ul><ul><li>Approximately 35,000 sq ft LEED building </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Public Health Facilities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Clinics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Offices </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dental </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Approximately 212 jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Access to the site from </li></ul><ul><ul><li>East Monte Vista Avenue </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Public Space </li></ul>
  6. 9. Environmental Review under CEQA <ul><li>CEQA is a public disclosure law that applies to projects that require a discretionary approval by a state or local governmental agency (i.e., Solano County). Solano County, acting in the role of CEQA Lead Agency, for this project has concluded that potential environmental effects associated with the project warrant the preparation of an Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration (IS/MND). </li></ul><ul><li>An IS/MND is deemed the appropriate environmental document under CEQA in instances where the lead agency finds, based on substantial evidence, that the project would not have a significant effect on the environment. </li></ul>
  7. 10. IS/MND Process <ul><li>The basic steps in the IS/MND process include the </li></ul><ul><li>following: </li></ul><ul><li>The preparation of an IS/MND requires that the County file a Notice of Intent (NOI) with the State Clearinghouse (SCH) indicating that it intends to adopt a IS/MND for the project. </li></ul><ul><li>The filing of the NOI marks the 30-day public review period for the IS/MND, as required by CEQA, which will end on May 18, 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>The county has provided additional opportunity for public comment by holding tonight’s community meeting; however, the holding of a community meeting is not required by law. </li></ul><ul><li>Pending comments received on the IS/MND, the County’s next step will be to file a Notice of Determination (NOD) approved by the board of supervisors with the SCH indicating its intent to adopt the IS/MND. </li></ul>
  8. 11. Required Agency Approvals <ul><li>Under CEQA, the County of Solano Board of Supervisors (BOS) will need to file a NOD indicating its intent to adopt the IS/MND and approve the expenditure of funds for the project. In addition to the County BOS approval, the project also requires the following agency approvals: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Solano County Board of Supervisors - Approval of the Project. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) - Air Quality permit for construction. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Solano County Department of Resource Management Building and Safety Division - Construction permits. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>California Department of Fish and Game - Nesting Bird Survey (if vegetation is removed between February 1 and August 31). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Solano County Airport Land Use Commission - Determination of compatibility with the Nut Tree Airport Land Use Plan. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>City of Vacaville Encroachment Permit - Public Right of Way Encroachment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>General Permit for Storm Water Discharge - Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board. </li></ul></ul>
  9. 12. Approach to Assessing Environmental Effects <ul><li>The analysis of project-related environmental impacts is guided by the conditions observed at the project location at the time of the environmental review and in the context of those actions associated with the project (e.g., renovation of an existing County owned building located in the City of Vacaville). </li></ul><ul><li>The existing site conditions, commonly referred to as the environmental baseline, are used in determining whether a project-related impact is significant or not based on established significance criteria as outlined in Appendix G of the CEQA Guidelines. </li></ul>
  10. 13. Resource Areas Evaluated <ul><ul><li>Aesthetics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Agricultural Resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Air Quality </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Biological Resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cultural Resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Geology and Soils </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hazards and Hazardous Materials </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hydrology and Water Quality </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Land Use Planning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mineral Resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Noise </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Population and Housing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Public Services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recreation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Traffic and Transportation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Utilities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mandatory Findings of Significance </li></ul></ul>
  11. 14. Summary of Potential Impacts <ul><li>All impacts were reduced to a less than significant level: </li></ul>Yes-2-Unknown Archaeology Cultural Resources Yes-4-Nesting Birds and Trees Biological Resources Yes-3-Unknown Soil Stability Geology and Soils Yes-1-Reduction of Dust Air Quality No Agricultural Resources Yes-3-Appearance Aesthetics Mitigation Resource/Impact Area
  12. 15. ISMND Highlights Yes-1-Construction Noise Noise No Population /Housing No Mineral Resources No Land Use No Hydrology / Water Quality Yes-2-Soils Conditions Hazardous Materials Yes-4-Design Requirements Green House Gases Mitigation Resource/Impact Area
  13. 16. IS/MND Highlights No Utilities/Service Systems Yes-1-Lane Reconfiguration Transportation/Traffic No Recreation No Public Services Mitigation Resource/Impact Area
  14. 17. Next Steps <ul><li>Solicit comments on IS/MND </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tonight's Workshop, Comments Cards, US Mail, Email </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Following closure of public review period, responses to comments will considered </li></ul><ul><li>Responses will be provided </li></ul><ul><li>IS/MND and MMRP will be submitted to Board of Supervisors for consideration. </li></ul>
  15. 18. Comments from the Public <ul><li>Public Comments/Questions. </li></ul><ul><li>The County encourages those who wish to comment on the IS/MND to submit their comments in written format by May 18, 2010. </li></ul>
  16. 19. THANK YOU <ul><li>For additional information regarding the project, please contact: </li></ul><ul><li>Kanon R. Artiche </li></ul><ul><li>County of Solano </li></ul><ul><li>Department of General Services </li></ul><ul><li>Division of Architectural Services </li></ul><ul><li>675 Texas Street, Suite 2500 </li></ul><ul><li>Fairfield, CA 94533-6338 </li></ul><ul><li>Telephone: 707.784.7908 </li></ul><ul><li>Copies of the IS/MND are available for review at the above location and the following Libraries: </li></ul>James M. Bezek County of Solano Department of General Services Division of Architectural Services 675 Texas Street, Suite 2500 Fairfield, CA 94533-6338 Telephone: 707.784.7908 Fairfield Civic Center Library 1150 Kentucky St Fairfield, CA 94533 Rio Vista Library 44 South Second Street Rio Vista, CA 94571 Vacaville Public Library – Cultural Center 1020 Ulatis Drive Vacaville, CA 95687 Vacaville Public Library – Town Square 1 Town Square Place Vacaville, CA 95688 Dixon Public Library 230 North First St. Dixon, CA 95620

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