Environmental Impact Report

As the lead agency under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), SANDAG prepared a draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the 2021 Regional Plan, which was circulated for public review and comment from August 27 through October 11, 2021. The SANDAG Board of Directors adopted the Final EIR and the Final Regional Plan on December 10, 2021. Responses to comments on the Draft EIR were published on November 30, 2021. 

The EIR assess how the 2021 Regional Plan will impact resources like air quality, water, land use, biological resources, greenhouse gas emissions, and more. As part of the analysis, the EIR includes environmental mitigation tactics to ensure a balanced approach. It also identifies environmental impacts without the implementation of the 2021 Regional Plan (No Project Alternative) such as greenhouse gas emissions, air quality, vehicle miles traveled, and additional alternatives to further reduce environmental impacts. This EIR provides information to decision makers, members of the public, and public agencies, so that informed decisions can be made about the 2021 Regional Plan. 

Supplemental Environmental Impact Report & Public Scoping Meeting

SANDAG is preparing a Supplemental Environmental Impact Report for an amendment to the 2021 Regional Plan, which includes the Regional Transportation Plan and Sustainable Communities Strategy. On Wednesday, December 21 at 4 p.m. PST, SANDAG hosted a public scoping meeting to provide an opportunity for agencies, community-based organizations, and interested members of the public to learn more, ask questions, and provide comments on the scope and content of the environmental analysis that will be included in the SEIR.

Scoping Meeting for the Supplemental EIR - December 21, 2022
Presentation | Meeting Recording

Written comments are due by 5 p.m. PST on January 9, 2023 via mail or email, and must include the name of a contact person. Send comments to Kirsten Uchitel at kirsten.uchitel@sandag.org or mail to:

Attn: Kirsten Uchitel
401 B Street, Suite 800
San Diego, CA 92101

For further details, please see our Notice of Preparation. Questions? Please reach out to Kirsten Uchitel at kirsten.uchitel@sandag.org.

Read the Environmental Impact Report