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The Draft Environmental Impact Report

The public review and comment period for the DEIR ended on February 12, 2002.

The Draft EIR for the Northern Sphere Area is available for download in its entirety or by individual section by clicking on one of the links below. The graphic files are available in their entirety as a separate downloadable Zip file (14.4 mb) or as individual JPEG files.

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Final Revisions to Draft EIR 05-28-2002 220 KB 72 page PDF
Findings of Fact/Statement of Overriding Considerations 576 KB 125 page PDF
Draft Environmental Impact Report 12-14-2001
Size Description
Entire Document (1 self-extracting ZIP file) 55.0 MB 166 ass't files
Document by Section Size Description
Section 1. Introduction 434 KB 21 page PDF

Section 2. Project  Description

2.8 MB 33 page PDF
Section 3. Environmental Setting 475 KB 31 page PDF

Section 4.  Environmental Setting, Impacts and Mitigation

Section 4.1  Aesthetics 22.8 MB 26 page PDF
Section 4.2  Agricultural Resources 432 KB 18 page PDF
Section 4.3  Air Quality 524 KB 44 page PDF
Section 4.4  Biological Resources 626 KB 81 page PDF
Section 4.5  Cultural Resources 469 KB 30 page PDF
Section 4.6  Geology/Soils 460 KB 19 page PDF
Section 4.7  Hazards and Hazardous Materials 530 KB 32 page PDF
Section 4.8  Hydrology/Water Quality 604 KB 67 page PDF
Section 4.9  Land Use/Planning 535 KB 36 page PDF
Section 4.10  Noise 565 KB 55 page PDF
Section 4.11  Population/Housing 476 KB 33 page PDF
Section 4.12  Public Services 424 KB 16 page PDF
Section 4.13  Recreation 404 KB 11 page PDF
Section 4.14  Transportation/Traffic 812 KB 117 page PDF
Section 4.15  Utilities/Service Systems 446 KB 22 page PDF
   
Section 5.  Significant Unavoidable Adverse Impacts  245 KB 3 page PDF
   
Section 6.  Alternatives to the Proposed Project 530 KB 44 page PDF
   
Section 7.  Significant Environmental Changes which would be involved in the Proposed Action 170 KB 1 page PDF
   
Section 8.  Growth-Inducing Impacts 317 KB 4 page PDF
   
Section 9.  Impacts Found Not to be Significant 297 KB 3 page PDF
   
Section 10.  Mitigation Monitoring Program 173 KB 1 page PDF
   
Section 11.  Organizations and Persons Contacted 182 KB 4 page PDF
   
Section 12.  Qualifications of Persons Preparing EIR 238 KB 1 page PDF
   
Section 13.  References 181 KB 4 page PDF
   
APPENDICES    
Appendix D - Air Quality 166 KB 48 page PDF
Appendix E - Biology 403 KB 91 page PDF
Appendix E - Biology (Area P)  403 KB 91 page PDF
Appendix F - Cultural Resources (PA 5B) 245 KB 56 page PDF
Appendix F - Cultural Resources (PA 6) 260 KB 79 page PDF
Appendix F - Cultural Resources (PA 8A) 76 KB 25 page PDF
Appendix F - Cultural Resources (PA 9) 127 KB 54 page PDF
Appendix H - Geotechnical (PA 5B) 82 KB 21 page PDF
Appendix H - Geotechnical (PA 6) 179 KB 48 page PDF
Appendix H - Geotechnical (PAs 8 & 9) 74 KB 18 page PDF
Appendix I - Site Assessment (PA 5) 257 KB 25 page PDF
Appendix I - Site Assessment (PA 6) 367 KB 37 page PDF
Appendix I - Site Assessment (PA 8) 214 KB 18 page PDF
Appendix I - Site Assessment (PA 9) 355 KB 37 page PDF
Appendix J - Hydrology 429 KB 52 page PDF
Appendix J - Water Quality 236 KB 50 page PDF
Appendix K - Noise 253 KB 68 page PDF
Appendix N - Traffic 615 KB 157 page PDF
   
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