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Public Notice of Availabilityof a Draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Assessment for the San Diego Regional Beach Sand Project II

The San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG), as lead agency pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act of 1970 (CEQA) statutes (Cal. Pub. Res. Code § 21 et seq., as amended) and implementing guidelines (Cal. Code Regs., Title 14, § 15000 et seq.) (1998) has prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR)/Environmental Assessment (EA) for the San Diego Regional Beach Sand Project II (RBSP II).

The RBSP II project would place sand on up to 11 of the region’s eroding beaches. The proposed project would dredge sediment (beach quality sand) from three offshore borrow sites and place the material at up to 11 receiver sites from Oceanside in the north to Imperial Beach in the south.

The draft EIR/EA evaluates the environmental impacts associated with project implementation. The draft EIR/EA includes the analysis of project impacts associated with Geology and Soils, Coastal Wetlands, Water Resources, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Land and Water Use, Aesthetics, Socioeconomics, Public Health and Safety, Structures and Public Utilities, Traffic, Air Quality, Noise, and Climate Change. No significant environmental impacts were identified.

This public notice officially notifies the general public, public agencies, and interested individuals and organizations that a 45-day public review period will begin on January 26, 2011 and end on March 14, 2011.

Public meetings will be held at the times and locations listed below to receive public comment on the draft EIR/EA:

• February 2 - Encinitas City Hall Poinsettia Room, 505 S. Vulcan Avenue, Encinitas, CA 92024 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

• February 3 - Shoreline Preservation Working Group Meeting, SANDAG, 7th Floor (Conference Room 7), 401 B Street, San Diego, CA 92101 from 1:15 to 2:45 p.m.

• February 3 - City of Imperial Beach Dempsey Holder Safety Center, 950 Ocean Lane, Imperial Beach, CA 91932 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.  

Written comments regarding the adequacy of this Draft EIR/EA must be received by March 14, 2011.