Environmental Review Process

Draft EIR Report and Appendices

A .pdf version of the draft Environmental Impact Report (Draft EIR) is available for viewing on-line or for printing.

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Public Review Summary Report
The Public Review Summary Report summarizes the Draft EIR public review process and provides a detailed account of the public noticing and public meetings conducted, and of the public comments received on the Draft EIR. The report appendices contains copies of all the public notices, meeting materials, and public comments received during the public review. 

The  next step of this environmental review process is to respond to comments, and as such, there are no responses available yet. 

Currently, the City and District are defining the degree to which comments will be responded to and also  the timing of further work.    

To access the Public Review Summary Report  and the appendices (including comments submitted on the draft EIR,  click here.

     
Community Guide:  A Handbook to the Draft EIR
Community GuideThe Community Guide is a 35-page handbook to the Draft EIR.  It is intended to provide a summary and overview of the proposed project and key elements of the environmental analysis provided in the Draft EIR, including environmental design features, mitigation measures, and feasible alternatives. The guide also provides information about the environmental review process and how to provide comments on the Draft EIR.

To access the community guide in a .pdf format to view or download, click here

Draft EIR File Size Date
*** Draft EIR (All Sections below in a large .ZIP file) *** 31 MB 5/15/2013
Cover and Table of Contents 912 KB 05/13/2013
Section 1: Executive Summary 527 KB 05/13/2013
Section 2: Introduction 62 KB 05/13/2013
Section 3: Project Background 2,399 KB 05/13/2013
Section 4: Project Description 2,807 KB 05/13/2013
Section 5: Environmental Analysis    
5.0 Introduction 29 KB 05/13/2013
5.1 Hydrology and Water Quality 2,022 KB 05/13/2013
5.2 Marine Biological Resources 2,256 KB 05/13/2013
5.3 Terrestrial Biological Resources 1,559 KB 05/13/2013
5.4 Land Use and Planning 1,562 KB 05/13/2013
5.5 Air Quality and Climate 332 KB 05/13/2013
5.6 Noise 2,046 KB 05/13/2013
5.7 Geology and Soils 2,272 KB 05/13/2013
5.8 Cultural Resources 2,076 KB 05/13/2013
5.9 Utilities and Service System 164 KB 05/13/2013
5.10 Aesthetics 2,392 KB 05/13/2013
5.11 Hazards and Hazardous Materials 1,595 KB 05/13/2013
5.12 Traffic and Transportation 2,282 KB 05/13/2013
Section 6: Growth 1,219 KB 05/13/2013
Section 7: Cumulative Impacts 2,727 KB 05/13/2013
Section 8: Alternatives to the Proposed Project    
8.0 Introduction and Summary 82 KB 05/13/2013
8.1 Proposed Project Components 209 KB 05/13/2013
8.2 Alternatives to Proposed Project Considered but Eliminated 130 KB 05/13/2013
8.3 Alternatives to the Proposed Project 1,315 KB 05/13/2013
Section 9: Other CEQA Considerations 46 KB 05/13/2013
Section 10: List of Preparers and Contributors 29 KB 05/13/2013
Section 11: References
(References are available to be viewed electronically at the City/District offices. Fore more information on references, contact Melanie Schumacher at melanies@soquelcreekwater.org or 831-475-8501x153
131 KB 05/13/2013
Technical Appendices for Draft EIR File Size Date
*** All Appendices.  A single file (large .ZIP file)  will be posted soon that contains all of the appendices.  Recommended to only download this file if you have a high-speed internet connection*** 324MB 5/16/2013
A. Scoping Report City of Santa Cruz and Soquel Creek Water District (scwd2) Regional Seawater Desalination Project 17,338 KB 05/13/2013
B. Evaluation of Potential for Additional Long-Term Water Demand Reduction through Water Conservation Measures 276 KB 05/13/2013
C. Evaluation of Future Water Supply Shortages and Need for Supplemental Supply Given Probable Habitat Conservation Plan Conservation Strategy Flow Requirements 527 KB 05/13/2013
D. scwd2 Final Seawater Reverse Osmosis Desalination Pilot Test Program Report & Appendices (.zip file)
(This appendix is  available in smaller files below for easier access/download)
25,199 KB 05/13/2013
Appendix D: Sections 1 through 8 4,801 KB 05/13/2013
Appendix D: Appendix A 13,147 KB 05/13/2013
Appendix D: Appendices B-F 9,071 KB 05/13/2013
E. Proposed scwd2 Desalination Project Watershed Sanitary Survey (.zip file)
(This appendix is  available in smaller files below for easier access/download)
21,584 KB 5/13/2013
Appendix E: Sections 1 through 5 6,555 KB 05/13/2013
Appendix E: Appendices A-C 6,136 KB 05/13/2013
Appendix E: Appendices B-F 10,302 KB 05/13/2013
F. scwd2 Seawater Desalination Program Offshore Geophysical Study (.zip file)
(This appendix is  available in smaller files below for easier access/download)
62,349 KB 05/13/2013
Appendix F: Sections 1 through 8 9,146 KB 05/13/2013
Appendix F: Appendices A-H 6,397 KB 05/13/2013
Appendix F: Appendix H (continued) and Appendix I 11,672 KB 05/13/2013
Appendix F: Appendix I (continued)- Data 9,114 KB 05/13/2013
Appendix F: Appendix I (continued) -  Data 10,065 KB 05/13/2013
Appendix F: Appendix I (continued) - Data 10,158 KB 05/13/2013
Appendix F: Appendix I (continued) - Data 10,878 KB 05/13/2013
G. City of Santa Cruz Water Department & Soquel Creek Water District scwd2 Desalination Program Open Ocean Intake Effects Study 6,958 KB 05/13/2013
H. scwd2 Seawater Desalination Intake Technical Feasibility Study 13,415 KB 05/13/2013
I. Seawater Intake Facility Conceptual Design Report scwd2 Regional Seawater Desalination Project (.zip file)
(This appendix is  available in smaller files below for easier access/download)
86,372 KB 5/13/2013
Appendix I: Sections 1 through 7 4,01 KB 05/13/2013
Appendix I: Appendix A 25,904 KB 05/13/2013
Appendix I: Appendix A (continued) 15,480 KB 05/13/2013
Appendix I: Appendix B 7,650 KB 05/13/2013
Appendix I: Appendices C - D 2,626 KB 05/13/2013
Appendix I: Appendix E 9,044 KB 05/13/2013
Appendix I: Appendix E (Continued) 10,050 KB 05/13/2013
Appendix I: Appendix E (Continued) 9,666 KB 05/13/2013
Appendix I: Appendix E (Continued) 6,634 KB 05/13/2013
J. Dilution Analysis for Brine Disposal via Ocean Outfall 508 KB 05/13/2013
K. Site Selection for Seawater Desalination Treatment Plant 3,210 KB 05/13/2013
L. scwd2 Seawater Desalination Plant –Phase 1 Preliminary Design –Volume 1 – Report & Volume 2 - Drawings (.zip file)
(This appendix is  available in smaller files below for easier access/download)
47,665 KB 05/13/2013
Appendix L: Sections 1 through 6 8,048 KB 05/13/2013
Appendix L: Appendices A - E 6,423 KB 05/13/2013
Appendix L: Appendices F - G 8,663 KB 05/13/2013
Appendix L: Appendices H - I 4,390 KB 05/13/2013
Appendix L: Drawings 9,881 KB 05/13/2013
Appendix L: Drawings (Continued) 10,140 KB 05/13/2013
Appendix L: Drawings (Continued) 3,561 KB 05/13/2013
M. Santa Cruz Seawater Desalination Facility, Technical Memorandum on New Storm Water Regulations for the Central Coast Region of the Regional Water Quality Board 3,340 KB 05/13/2013
N. scwd2  Regional Seawater Desalination Project EIR Project Construction Assumptions 341 KB 05/13/2013
O. Summary of scwd2  Energy and GHG Reduction Approach 365 KB 05/13/2013
P. City of Santa Cruz and Soquel Creek Water District Agreements Related to the Proposed Seawater Desalination Projects 7,235 KB 05/13/2013
Q. Water Quality Data 113 KB 05/13/2013
R.  scwd2 Regional Seawater Desalination Project Biotic Resources Survey Report 5,475 KB 05/13/2013
S. Desalination Project for the City of Santa Cruz and Soquel Creek Water District Report on Habitat Assessment for Overwintering Monarch Butterflies 2,553 KB 05/13/2013
T.  scwd2 Regional Seawater Desalination Project EIR Air Quality & Climate Calculations 878 KB 05/13/2013
U. Long-Term Noise Measurement Data 509 KB 05/13/2013
V. Cultural Resources Study for scwd2 regional Seawater Desalination Project (Confidential due to the inclusion of sensitive locational information) 7 KB 05/13/2013
W. Paleontological Record Search (Confidential due to the inclusion of sensitive locational information) 7 KB 05/13/2013
X. Preliminary Assessment for Disposal of Waste Flows From the Proposed scwd2 Seawater Desalination Plant to the City of Santa Cruz Sanitary Sewer System 3,537 KB 05/13/2013
Y. Potential Hazardous Material Release Sites 2,745 KB 05/13/2013
Z. Current and Potential Future Opportunities for Indirect and Direct Potable Reuse of Recycled Water 1,179 KB 05/13/2013
AA. Intake Alternatives – Review and Status of Subsurface Intakes 101 KB 05/13/2013
BB. Desalination Plant Hydraulic Modeling and Analysis 276 KB 05/13/2013
CC. Comparison of Desalination Technologies 527 KB 05/13/2013
DD. Additional Seawater Reverse Osmosis Brine Disposal Options 667 KB 05/13/2013
EE. Desalination Project Growth Review 11,090 KB 05/13/2013
FF. Conceptual-Level Cost Comparison of Water Supply Alternatives   524  KB 05/13/2013
GG. Estimated Cumulative Effects of scwd2 Desalination Plant Intake on Fish Populations 638 KB 05/13/2013
Notification Documents for Draft EIR and Public Hearings File Size Date
Notice of Availability (NOA) 1,844 KB 05/10/2013
Public Notice in Santa Cruz Sentinel 892 KB  
Public Notice- Mailer 3.8 MB  
Press Release 157 KB 05/13/2013
Public Hearing Meeting Materials - June 3, 2013 File Size Date
Handout:  Program, Summary of Key Environmental Findings, and Tips on How to Comment 237 KB 06/02/2013
Display Boards (June 3rd Meeting) 2,157 KB 06/02/2013
Presentation  (June 3rd Meeting) 4,161 KB 06/03/2013 
Comment Form 189 KB 06/02/2013
Public Hearing Meeting Materials - July 1, 2013 File Size Date
Handout:  Program, Summary of Key Environmental Findings, and Tips on How to Comment (June 3rd Meeting) 237 KB 06/02/2013
Presentation (July 1, 2013) 4,088 KB 07/01/2013
Display Boards (July 1st Meeting) 2,207 KB 07/01/2013
Comment Form 189 KB 7/1/2013
Scoping Process (November-December 2010) File Size Date
Scoping Report 358 KB 02/04/2011
Appendix A: Notification Materials 2.9 MB 02/04/2011
Appendix B: Scoping Meeting Materials 8.5 MB 02/04/2011
Appendix C: Sign-in Sheets and Comments 11.2 MB 02/04/2011
Notice of Preparation/Initial Study
Notice of Preparation/Initial Study NOP/IS  4.6 MB 11/15/2010
Public Notice in Santa Cruz Sentinel 495 KB 11/15/2010
Public Notice - Mailer   6.2 MB 11/15/2010
Press Release 90 KB 11/15/2010
Form to provide comments through January 10, 2011
Scoping Comment Form 131 KB 11/22/2010
Supplemental Information
Display boards from 12/8 Scoping Meetings   12/08/2010
Powerpoint Presentation from 12/8 Scoping Meetings   12/08/2010
CEQA Informational Handout  902 KB 11/15/2010
CEQA Roadmap 1.19 MB 11/15/2010
Powerpoint Presentation- Overview of Environmental Review Process 1.7 MB 11/15/2010
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