Environmental Documents

CEQA Guidelines

The basic purposes of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), as established by the California Code of Regulations (CEQA Guidelines, Section 15002), are to:

  • Inform decision-makers and the public about potential, significant environmental effects of a proposed project.
  • Identify the ways that environmental damage can be avoided or significantly reduced, and prevent significant, avoidable damage to the environment by requiring changes in project through the use or alternatives or mitigation measures.

Disclosure of information

For projects that are not exempt from the environmental review process, CEQA requires the preparation of an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for a project which may have a significant environmental effect (CEQA Guidelines, Section 15064(a)(1)), or of a Negative Declaration (ND) or Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND) if no significant environmental effects will occur (CEQA Guidelines, Section 15070).

Aliso Viejo Ranch Project

Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration

Appendices

Aliso Viejo Ranch NEPA Environmental Documents

Environmental Assessment

Appendix A – Air Quality

Appendix B – Biological Resources Technical Report

Appendix C – Cultural Resources

Appendix D – Geology and Soils

Appendix E – Hazards and Hazardous Materials

Appendix E – Environmental Site Assessment

Appendix F – Hydrology and Water Quality

Appendix G – Noise

Appendix H – Transportation and Traffic

Appendix H – Traffic Impact Analysis

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