PVSP - 2nd Partially Recirculated Revised Draft EIR
A Second Partially Recirculated Revised Draft EIR has been released for public comment to respond to environmental issues that have arisen since the publication of the Placer Vineyards Specific Plan Final EIR in October 2006. The new information includes discussion of an additional special status species, presentation of a supplemental water supply analysis, additional traffic analysis, and an analysis of the impact of the project on global climate change. Below are links to the applicable sections (in portable document format [PDF]).
Background: Consistent with the California Environmental Quality Act, in September 2004 the County published the first Draft EIR for the Placer Vineyards Specific Plan and circulated the document for public review and comment. Following receipt of written comments on that Draft EIR, the project proponent (Placer Vineyards Property Owners Group) modified the project to address concerns raised in these comments and to consider a new SACOG-preferred "Blueprint Alternative." In April of 2006, a Revised Draft EIR was recirculated in its entirety to provide the public with a meaningful opportunity to comment on the additional data available as a result of modifications to the project. In August of 2006, a Partially Recirculated Revised Draft EIR was released for public comment on: a partially revised traffic analysis for the project (Base Plan) and the Blueprint Alternative, and new information on special-status species not previously thought to occur in the project area. In addition, the County made the Draft Public Facilities Financing Plans for the Base Plan and the Blueprint Alternative available for review and shared information provided by the applicants on the estimated cost of cumulative off-site traffic mitigation measures.
The Notice of Availability includes a project description, background, and an overview of the additional analysis in the Second Partially Recirculated Revised Draft EIR.
Revised Sections :
Chapter 1 - Introduction
Chapter 2, Section 4.3 - Hydrology, Water Resources & Water Quality
Chapter 2, Section 4.4 - Biological Resources
Chapter 2, Section 4.7 - Transportation & Circulation
Chapter 2, Section 4.13 - Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Global Climate Change
Chapter 2, Section 6.3.5 - Utility Alternatives
Conclusion & Endnotes
4.3.5-1 - Roseville PCWA Wheeling Agreement Service Area
4.3.5-2 - Elverta Diversion Alternative
4.3.5-3 - American River Pump Station Expansion
6-14 - Alternative Offsite Utility Corridor (Updated Revised Draft EIR)
6-15 - Ophir WTP Conceptual Layout
6-16 - American River Diversion at Folsom Dam