The Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG), as Lead Agency, has prepared a Draft Program Environmental Impact Report (PEIR) (SCH#2015031035) in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) for the 2016–2040 Regional Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy (2016 RTP/SCS). The Draft PEIR serves as a programmatic document that conducts a region-wide assessment of potential significant environmental effects of the Draft 2016 RTP/SCS.
SCAG released the Notice of Availability (NOA) of the Draft 2016 RTP/SCS PEIR on December 4, 2015 for a 60-day public commenting period. The Draft 2016 RTP/SCS PEIR was available for public review until February 1, 2016.
The Draft 2016 RTP/SCS PEIR is available for download by chapter or as one file. Please note that due to the large file size of the complete report, we strongly recommend that you download it onto your computer before opening the file. All files are in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.
Previously Conducted Workshops
Notice of Availability (NOA) Public Workshops
Two Draft PEIR public workshops, each providing the same information, were held at SCAG’s headquarters on Tuesday, January 19, 2016, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., and from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Videoconferencing was also available from SCAG’s regional offices:
SCAG Imperial County Office
1405 N. Imperial Avenue, Suite 1
El Centro, CA 92243
SCAG Orange County Office
600 South Main Street, Suite 906
Orange, CA 92868
SCAG Riverside County Office
3403 10th Street, Suite 805
Riverside, CA 92501
SCAG San Bernardino County Office
1170 West 3rd Street, Suite 140
San Bernardino, CA 92410
SCAG Ventura County Office
950 County Square Drive, Suite 101
Ventura, CA 93003
For additional information, please review the NOA below.
NOA Public Workshop Materials
Tribal Consultation Workshops
Two Tribal Consultation Workshops were held on October 14, 2015 and October 19, 2015, at SCAG’s Los Angeles office and the Coachella Valley Association of Governments office in Palm Desert, respectively. Tribal members, tribal representatives, cultural resource specialists, and other interested persons were invited for input on the Draft 2016 RTP/SCS PEIR and 2016 RTP/SCS.
Notice of Preparation (NOP) Public Scoping Meetings
The NOP of a Draft 2016 RTP/SCS PEIR, which was released on March 9, 2015, began the process to seek input from interested parties on the scope and content of the environmental information that is evaluated in the Draft 2016 RTP/SCS PEIR. The 30-day public commenting period for the NOP began on March 9, 2015 and ended on April 7, 2015. Public scoping meetings were held on March 17 and 18, 2015 for public input.