A program-level Environmental Impact Report (EIR) has been prepared for
the 2016 update of the Butte County Regional Transportation Plan (RTP)
and Sustainable Communities Strategy (SCS). A program EIR is an
environmental document that provides a framework for future
environmental analysis. The EIR presents a regional assessment of the
RTP/SCS impacts. Individual specific environmental analysis of each
project will be performed by the lead agency prior to each project being
Notice of Availability - Draft Environmental Impact Report for 2016 RTP/SCSTop of Page
August 19, 2016
Butte County Association of Governments - 2016 Regional Transportation Plan and Sustainable Communities Strategy
Notice is hereby given that the Butte County Association of Governments (BCAG) as the lead agency has prepared an Environmental Impact Report pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) for the 2016 Regional Transportation Plan and Sustainable Communities Strategy (“RTP-SCS”). The 2016 RTP-SCS is intended to guide future transportation projects and to facilitate a land use scenario for the region that is consistent with the requirements of Senate Bill 375 (SB 375).
PUBLIC COMMENT: BCAG is soliciting comments on the adequacy and completeness of the analysis and proposed mitigation measures described in the Draft 2016 RTP-SCS Environmental Impact Report (EIR). You may submit written comments to BCAG prior to the close of public comment which ends on October 18th, 2016, at 4:00 p.m. In addition, you may comment by providing testimony at a public meeting at the BCAG Board Meeting on August 25th, 2016 at 9:00 a.m., at the City of Chico Council Chambers, 411 Main St, Chico, California or at the BCAG Board Meeting on September 22nd, 2016 at9:00 a.m., at the Town of Paradise Council Chambers, 5555 Skyway, Paradise, California.
2016 RTP/SCS - Notice of Preparation of Draft Environmental Impact ReportTop of Page
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Butte County Association of Governments (BCAG) is the lead agency for the preparation and review of the Program Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the 2016 Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) and Sustainable Communities Strategy (SCS). Pursuant to section 15082 of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), BCAG is soliciting views from your agency as to the scope and content of the environmental information which is germane to your agency’s statutory responsibilities in connection with the proposed project. BCAG will accept written comments concerning the scope and content of the EIR from interested persons and organizations concerned with the project.
In addition, an Initial Study has been prepared for the project and is available at the BCAG office or may be accessed online by CLICKING HERE.
Public Review and Public Scoping Meetings
The 30-day public review and comment period will commence on September 15, 2015 and conclude October 15, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. Public comments may be submitted in writing by 5:00 p.m. on October 15 to Brian Lasagna at the address below.
BCAG will hold two public information/EIR scoping meetings. The first meeting will be held on Tuesday September 29, 2015 in the Butte County Association of Governments Conference Room located at 2580 Sierra Sunrise Terrace, Suite 100, Chico, CA 95928, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The second meeting will be held on Wednesday September 30, 2015 in the Oroville City Hall Conference Room located at 1735 Montgomery Street, Oroville, CA 95965, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The purpose of these meetings are to solicit input on the scope and content of the environmental analysis that will be included in the Draft EIR
If you have questions regarding the RTP/SCS EIR or wish to be placed on the RTP/SCS email notification list, please contact Brian Lasagna, Regional Analyst at (530) 809-4616 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.