Impact Report Notes
skykeepers.org founded September 1, 1999
This page is dedicated to collection and analysis of Environmental Impact Report that address or referenceYou will find here links to current Draft and Final Environmental Impact Reports, Public Comments, Proposed Wording and Meeting notes and so on.
such topics as Light Pollution, Outdoor Lighting, Night Sky, Astronomy, Nocturnal Animals, Anamal Habitat and related topics.
This page strikes new ground it that the Dark Sky community has generally payed no attention to Environmental Impact Reports as a tool for advocacy.
In California and many other states and the Federal Government are important planning documents. In California EIRs are the action document required under CEQA the California Environmental Quality Act.
At this time this pages appears some what disjointed, primarily because it is a "collection of notes" and copies of other previously worked on pages.
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An Environmental Impact Report is prepared pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act of 1970 (Public Resources Code Division 13). An Environmental Impact Report is a informational document which, when required shall be considered by every public agency involved prior to its approval or disapproval of a project. The purpose of an Environmental Impact Report is to provide public agencies with detailed information about the effect that a proposed project is likely to have on the environment; to list ways in which any adverse effects of such a project might be minimized; and to suggest alternatives to such a project. It may also triger conditions on the related project.
Public Resource Code Divison 13
CEQA Home page
What is CEQA and its purpose?
CEQA stands for California Environmental Quality Act. The state law was enacted in 1970 for protection of environmental resources.
The basic purposes of CEQA are to:
Section 15126 of the CEQA Guidelines requires that all aspects of a project must be considered when evaluating the project’s impact on the environment. As part of this analysis, the EIR must identify the following:
• significant environmental effects of the proposed project;
• significant environmental effects that cannot be avoided if the proposed project isimplemented;
• significant irreversible environmental changes that would result from implementation of theproposed project;
• the project’s growth-inducing impacts;
• mitigation measures proposed to minimize significant effects; and
• alternatives to the proposed project
As a place holder the following link provides some references.
List of General Plan & Environmental Impact Reports referencing lighting
Notes / Examples by County --
City of Sacramento-
City of Citrus Heights-
Environmental Impact Review (EIR) - Related References
Brain Storming -
EIR Elements -
Viewsheds - often included under the topic AESTHETICS, are not the views of the night sky, milky way etc. part of the Visual Components and Viewsheds.
visual character - The night sky is part of a places "Visual Caharacter"
of California Regulations Relating to EIRs and CEQA
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