REVISED NOTICE OF PREPARATION OF A DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT AND NOTICE OF PUBLIC SCOPING MEETING
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that County of Los Angeles, through the Department of Regional Planning (Department), will be the Lead Agency for the preparation of an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) for the project described below. The County released the Notice of Preparation (NOP) for a public review period of 30 days for this process from August 15, 2011 to September 14, 2011. The project description in the August 15, 2011 NOP included an update to the General Plan (excluding the Housing Element) and an update to the Antelope Valley Area Plan. This notice advises interested parties and responsible agencies that the project description has been revised to exclude the Antelope Valley Area Plan Update. The revisions to the proposed project result in changes to the scope of the upcoming EIR from what was previously identified in the August 15, 2011 NOP. An EIR for the Antelope Valley Area Plan Update will be processed and noticed separately.
PROJECT INFORMATION: The project is a comprehensive update of the Los Angeles County General Plan. The project includes goals, policies, implementation programs and ordinances. The project covers the unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County and accommodates new housing and employment opportunities in anticipation of population growth in the County and the region. The General Plan Update focuses growth in the unincorporated areas with access to services and infrastructure and reduces the potential for growth in the County’s environmentally sensitive and hazardous areas. The project will replace the adopted General Plan.
For a comprehensive project description and additional information on the General Plan Update, please visit http://planning.lacounty.gov/generalplan, or contact the General Plan Development and Housing Section at (213) 974-6417 or email@example.com.
NOTICE OF PREPARATION: A Revised NOP for the EIR, which describes the project and outlines the potential environmental impacts, has been prepared. The Revised NOP will be available for review from June 28, 2013 to July 29, 2013 on the Department’s website at http://planning.lacounty.gov/generalplan/ceqa. Hardcopies will be available at the Department’s main office and field office locations listed at the following link: http://planning.lacounty.gov/locations; all County libraries; Calabasas Library located at 200 Civic Center Way, Calabasas, CA 91302; and Altadena Library (Main Library) located at 600 East Mariposa Street, Altadena, CA 91001.
The Department is seeking input from both agencies and members of the public on the scope and content of the environmental information and analysis to be contained in the EIR. Any correspondence related to the General Plan Update received as part of the first NOP does not have to be resubmitted; it has already been incorporated as part of the environmental review process for the project. Due to the time limits mandated by State law, written comments must be sent via mail, e-mail, or fax no later than 5:00 PM on Monday, July 29, 2013. Please send your comments at the earliest possible date to:
|Connie Chung, AICP , Supervising Regional Planner, Los Angeles County, Department of Regional Planning, 320 W. Temple Street, Room 1356, Los Angeles, CA 90012Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fax: (213) 626-0434
PUBLIC SCOPING MEETING: Pursuant to the California Public Resources Code Section 21803.9, Los Angeles County will conduct a public scoping meeting. This meeting will provide a public forum for information dissemination and dialogue regarding the components of the proposed project, the overall process, and the draft EIR. While staff will summarize the issues raised at these meetings, anyone wishing to make formal comments on the NOP must do so in writing. The public scoping meeting will be held at the time and location listed below:
Date: July 11, 2013
Time: 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Location: Los Angeles County
Department of Regional Planning
320 W. Temple Street, Room 150
Los Angeles, CA 90012
The scoping meeting will also be streamed live at the following link: http://streaming.planning.lacounty.gov/meeting. Afterward, the recorded presentation and meeting will also be posted at the following link:http://planning.lacounty.gov/generalplan/ceqa.