The City is preparing a Program Environmental Impact Report (PEIR) to evaluate the potential environmental impacts of the proposed Airport Master Plan, pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The purpose of a PEIR is to provide government agencies and the public with detailed information about the effects and cumulative impacts that a series of proposed activities may have on the environment. Beyond identifying environmental effects, a PEIR also identifies ways to avoid, minimize or mitigate those effects.
CEQA AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
Community involvement is essential to the CEQA process, which provides several opportunities for public participation. As the first step, the City will solicit input during a 30-day scoping period on the types of environmental issues, mitigation measures, and alternatives to address in the PEIR for each Plan. The City will conduct public meetings during the environmental scoping period. When prepared, the Draft PEIRs will be released for public review during a 45-day public comment period. The Final PEIRs will address comments raised during the Draft PEIR public comment periods. Should the PEIRs for the proposed Plans be approved by City Council, the CEQA process would conclude with a Notice of Determination (NOD).
The City published a Notice of Preparation for each PEIR on February 7, 2019 and is conducting a 30-day public comment period concluding on March 9, 2019.
Scoping meetings are scheduled for both airports.
Montgomery-Gibbs Executive Airport
Thursday, February 21, 2019
6 – 7:30 p.m.
City of San Diego Metropolitan Operations Complex (MOC II), Auditorium
9192 Topaz Way, San Diego, CA 92123
Brown Field Municipal Airport
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
6 – 7:30 p.m.
Otay Mesa – Nestor Branch Library
3003 Coronado Avenue, San Diego, CA 92154
Please note that depending on the number of attendees, the meeting could end earlier than 7:30 p.m.
HOW TO COMMENT
Written comments regarding the proposed PEIR’s scope and alternatives will be accepted at the meetings listed above.
Written/mail in comments can also be submitted to the following address:
Rebecca Malone, Environmental Planner
City of San Diego Planning Department
9485 Aero Drive, MS 413, San Diego, CA 92123
Written/e-mail comments can also be submitted to:
PlanningCEQA@sandiego.gov with the Project Name in the subject line
Comments must be submitted not later than March 9, 2019.
During the scoping period, the public is encouraged to provide input on the environmental resource areas listed below or other resource areas for consideration in the Draft PEIR(s).
- Air Quality
- Biological Resources
- Energy Conservation
- Geology and Soils
- Greenhouse Gas Emissions
- Health and Safety
- Hydrology and Water Quality
- Land Use
- Paleontological Resources
- Public Services and Facilities
- Public Utilities
- Visual Effects and Neighborhood Character
- Brown Field Municipal Airport Notice of Preparation
- Montgomery-Gibbs Executive Airport Notice of Preparation