This notice announces the availability of the draft Program Environmental Impact Report (PEIR) for the Draft General Plan for public review and comment. The purpose of the PEIR is to inform agency decision makers and the public regarding anticipated environmental effects of the proposed project, potential measures to mitigate these effects, and reasonable alternatives that could reduce the significant impacts.
PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The Pico Rivera General Plan Update is a comprehensive update of the City's current General Plan, adopted by the City Council in 1993. The City's General Plan is a long-term planning document that addresses the key factors for a well functioning community. The General Plan provides a vision for the future of the community and includes policies for all aspects of development including land use, circulation, housing, community families, economic prosperity, environmental resources, safety, healthy communities and noise.
PROJECT IMPACTS: The PEIR describes possible impacts to land use and planning, aesthetics, traffic, transportation and circulation, air quality, greenhouse gas emissions, noise, hydrology and water quality, public services, recreation, utilities and service systems. Pursuant to CEQA Guidelines 15087 (c) (6), it is noted that sites included on the lists of sites enumerated under Section 65962.5 of the California Government Code (such as hazardous waste sites and underground storage tanks) are found at certain locations within the Plan Area since the Plan Area includes the entire City.
COMMENT DEADLINE: The public review period for this Draft PEIR begins on August 1, 2014 and ends on September 15, 2014. Written comments must be received by the Planning Division by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, September 15, 2014, in order to be addressed as part of the formal EIR review process. Comments and questions should be referred to Julia Gonzalez at the Planning Division at (562) 801-4332 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by regular mail to Pico Rivera City Hall, Planning Division, 6615 Passons Boulevard, Pico Rivera, CA 90660.
DOCUMENT AVAILABILITY: The Draft PEIR and documents referenced in the Draft PEIR are available for review online at the City of Pico Rivera's website: http://www.pico-rivera.org/depts/ced/planning/plan.asp. Hard copies are available at the following locations:
Pico Rivera City Hall Rivera Park
6615 Passons Blvd. 9530 Shade Lane
Pico Park Smith Park
9528 Beverly Blvd. 6016 Rosemead Blvd.
Pico Rivera Library Rivera Library
9001 Mines Avenue 7828 Serapis Avenue
Pico Rivera Post Office
6320 Passons Boulevard
PUBLIC HEARINGS: A public hearing before the Planning Commission to consider a recommendation to the City Council to approve the Final PEIR and Final General Plan is tentatively scheduled for Monday, September 15, 2014, at 6:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers at Pico Rivera City Hall, 6615 Passons Boulevard, Pico Rivera, CA 90660. The City Council is tentatively scheduled to adopt the final General Plan and Final PEIR on October 28, 2014 at the same location and time.
Should you wish to attend these meetings, please call to confirm dates at (562) 801-4332.