Environmental Assessment and Environmental Impact Statement by miaroddy

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									                                                                                                                      Attachment Five
                                        Environmental Assessment and
                                 Environmental Impact Statement Requirements                                          5 pages

   Environmental Assessment (Orange                Environmental Assessment (State               Environmental Impact Statement (Orange
   County Application Requirements)                    Application Requirements)                            County Requirements)
                                                        Orange County Enhanced                            (Site Plan Per Article 14)
Impetus for Study:                             Impetus for Study:                              Impetus for Study:

Required if any of the following apply to      Required if a transfer station is proposed to   Required if any one of the Environmental Impact
the site:                                      handle 350 tons, or more, of waste per day.     Statement (EIS) trigger criteria (e.g. mining,
                                               This project is proposed to handle 250 tons     hazardous materials, state or federal EIS required)
1. It is a small or large generator of         per day so neither a SEPA Environmental         are present and/or if planning staff determines that
   hazardous waste.                            Assessment nor a SEPA Environmental             the applicant has not adequately addressed
2. Uses in a commercial or industrial          Impact Statement is required. The applicant     significant issues in the EA that are required to be
   operation more than 10,000 gallons of       followed the State format in order to provide   addressed per the Orange County Environmental
   water/day.                                  adequate information on the project that        Impact Ordinance.
3. Require grading of more than 40,000         would allow Orange County staff to perform a
   square feet, exclusive of roads, for        more detailed EA analysis.
   non-residential …development. (This
   is the triggering item for EA review)       Potential new information could activate the
4. Require grading of more than 40,000         need for additional information to be
   square feet, exclusive of roads, for non-   submitted for either the EA Enhanced or the
   residential components of residential       EIS.
   development.
5. Any stat permit as listed below and/or:
   a. State or Federal requirement to file
        an SEPA or NEPA document.
   b. Property located in a state-
        classified water supply
        watershed
    c. Slopes in excess of 25% outside of
         easement or stream buffers.




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                                          Environmental Assessment and
                                   Environmental Impact Statement Requirements
   Environmental Assessment (Orange                Environmental Assessment (State            Environmental Impact Statement (Orange
   County Application Requirements)                  Application Requirements)                        County Requirements)
                                                      Orange County Enhanced                          Site Plan per Article 14

Application Requirements:                     Application Requirements:                     Application Requirements:

Application form showing:                     Application form showing:                     Purpose Statement of the EIS
   1) project name,                              1) project name,                           Content:
   2) applicant’s name, address and              2) applicant’s name, address and contact    1) Cover Sheet with designation of draft
       contact information,                          information,                               document
   3) property location and acreage,             3) property location and acreage,           2) Title of activity
   4) zoning district of site,                   4) zoning district of site,                 3) List any involved cooperating entities
   5) adjacent properties with land uses,        5) adjacent properties with land uses,      4) Name, address and contact information of
      tax parcel data with map.                  6) tax parcel data with map.                   person who can supply further information

Basic Plan information includes:              Additional Application Requirements           Additional Application Requirements

 1) zoning and use of adjacent property,      - Purpose and need for project                - Summary of activities
 2) topography,                               - Conceptual Site Plan with grading limits    - Completed EA document
 3) drainage,                                 and building outline and parking              - Alternatives including proposed activity.
 4) watershed information such as             -Alternatives Analysis
    streams, floodplains and wetlands,        -Site Selection Process that was used.         1. Explore & evaluate all reasonable
 5) limits of grading                                                                           alternatives.
 6) outline of structures                                                                    2. Discuss reasons for the elimination of
 7) any cultural or archeological sites, if                                                     alternatives from detailed study.
    any, located within boundaries of the                                                     3. Include appropriate mitigation measures not
    site.                                                                                       already included in the alternatives.
                                                                                             4. Describe the environment of the area to be
                                                                                                  affected and the environment to be crated
                                                                                                  by the alternatives under consideration.




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                                        Environmental Assessment and
                                 Environmental Impact Statement Requirements
  Environmental Assessment (Orange                Environmental Assessment (State              Environmental Impact Statement (Orange
  County Application Requirements)                   Application Requirements)                         County Requirements)
                                                     Orange County Enhanced                            Site Plan per Article 14
CONTINUED:                                     CONTINUED:                                     CONTINUED:

Additional application requirements            Additional Application Requirements             5. Describe environmental consequences, such
                                                                                                  as (a) direct effects, indirect effects and
 1)   Project description,                     Existing Environmental Characteristics of          possible conflicts between the proposed
 2)   Number of lots                           Project Area                                       activities and the objectives of federal, state,
 3)   Structures proposed / existing           1. Topography                                      and local plans policies and controls for the
 4)   Square feet of graded areas for          2. Soils                                           affected area.
      structures and parking,                  3. Land Use                                     6. List the names and qualifications of the
 5)   Area of grading for access roads,        4. Wetlands                                        persons responsible for preparation of the
 6)   Type of road (public or private),        5. Prime or Unique Agricultural Lands              EIS.
 7)   Length of road,                          6. Public Lands & Scenic, Recreational and      7. Appendix shall meet the following
 8)   Hours of operation for non-residential      State Areas.                                    requirements:
      use(s).                                  7. Areas of Archaeological or Historic Value       a) consist of materials substantiating any
                                               8. Air Quality                                         analysis fundamental to the principal
                                               9. Noise Levels                                        document, as distinct from material of
                                               10. Water Resources                                    lesser significance that may accompany
                                                    a. Groundwater                                    the document or be incorporated by
                                                    b. Surface Water                                  reference;
                                               11. Forest Resources                               b) normally be analytic and relevant to the
                                               12. Shellfish or Fish and Habitats                     decision to be made;
                                               13. Wildlife and Natural Vegetation                c) shall not be counted in the EIS 50 page
                                               14. Environmental Justice                              limit; and
                                                                                                  d) be circulated with the EIS or be readily
                                                                                                      available upon request.




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                                          Environmental Assessment and
                                   Environmental Impact Statement Requirements
   Environmental Assessment (Orange              Environmental Assessment (State            Environmental Impact Statement (Orange
   County Application Requirements)                Application Requirements)                        County Requirements)
                                                    Orange County Enhanced                          Site Plan per Article 14

Questions that have to be asked:            Questions that have to be asked:              Questions that have to be asked:

Are any of the following state permits      Predicted Environmental Effects of Project    All of the questions/issues identified for a normal
required?                                   for each of the following:                    EA and a State EA have to be addressed.
  1. Mining of Earth Products
  2. Generation of hazardous or toxic       1.  Topography
      wastes                                2.  Soils
  3. Land application for treatment of      3.  Land Use
      wastewater                            4.  Wetlands
  4. Septic Tank designed to exceed 3000    5.  Prime or Unique Agricultural Lands
      gallons per day                       6.  Public Lands and Scenic, Recreational,
  5. Sludge disposal proposed                   and State Natural Areas
  6. Water usage for various activities     7. Areas of Archaeological or Historical
      (drinking, process use, discharges,       Value
      reclamation, and sources)             8. Air Quality
                                            9. Noise Levels
                                            10. Water Resources
                                                a. Groundwater Resources
                                                b. Surface Water Resources
                                            11. Forest Resources
                                            12. Shellfish or Fish and Habitats
                                            13. Wildlife and Natural Vegetation
                                            14. Environmental Justice
                                            15. Introduction of Toxic Substances

                                            Mitigation Measures, if any are required or
                                            needed shall be proposed.



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                                       Environmental Assessment and
                                Environmental Impact Statement Requirements
   Environmental Assessment (Orange                Environmental Assessment (State             Environmental Impact Statement (Orange
   County Application Requirements)                  Application Requirements)                         County Requirements)
                                                      Orange County Enhanced                           Site Plan per Article 14

DECISION PROCESS                              DECISION PROCESS                               DECISION PROCESS

Planning Staff decision of either a:          Planning Staff decision of either:             Submittal of EIS requires the following
  1) Finding of No Significant Impact           1) Finding of No Significant Impact          Staff forwards the submitted EIS document to the
     (FONSI), or                                    (FONSI), or                              State Clearinghouse for a 45-day review period to
  2) Finding of Significant Impact (FOSI),       2) Finding of Significant Impact (FOSI),    receive state agency comments.
     which requires the submittal of an EIS         which requires the submittal of an EIS
     document.                                      document.                                A newspaper advertisement shall be published in
                                                                                             a paper of general circulation informing the
                                                                                             public that a 15-day review period on the EIS is
                                                                                             open and comments may be submitted to the
                                                                                             Planning Offices. After the 15-day review
                                                                                             period closes a Public Hearing shall be held by
                                                                                             the BOCC.

                                                                                             At the Public Hearing the BOCC receives the EIS
                                                                                             report. No decision is necessary. The report is
                                                                                             only used to determine if the project / plan
                                                                                             properly addresses environmental concerns.




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