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Environmental Review And Documents

The City considers the potential effects of all discretionary projects based on the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Based on CEQA, many small projects are exempt from environmental review. This webpage provides environmental documents for projects that are not exempt, and required an Environmental Impact Report (EIR), Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND) or Negative Declaration (ND) in recent years. Environmental documents from earlier years are available in the Planning Division of the Community Development Department.

Below is a brief description of the types of documents listed on this webpage.

A Negative Declaration (ND) is a document prepared when an initial study of the project finds that there would be no significant impacts from the project.

A Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND) is a document prepared when an initial study of the project identifies potential impacts, but the project applicant revises the project or includes mitigation measures that reduces these impacts to less than significant levels.

An Environmental Impact Report (EIR) is a detailed document, normally prepared when an initial study of the project identifies significant impacts that cannot be clearly mitigated. The EIR describes and analyzes the impacts of a project and discusses ways to reduce or avoid the impacts. In some cases, the impacts may be unavoidable and a Statement of Overriding Considerations is necessary. 

Draft Documents Available for Public Review and Comment

None at this time.

Note: Contact the Project Planner to be added to a notification list for upcoming public hearings for a particular project. 

Archive of Adopted or Certified Documents

None at this time.

Negative Declarations (ND) and Mitigated Negative Declarations (MND)

None at this time.

Environmental Impact Reports (EIR)

Project Title: Documents: Location Certification Date
Atlas Copco Mafi-Trench Subsequent EIR Final EIR (10.5 MB)
Appendices (35 MB)
South side of W. Stowell Rd, east of Black Rd December 3, 2013 (CC)
Area 9 Specific Plan EIR Final EIR & Appendices (18.6 MB) North side of Betteravia Rd, between Black Rd and A St March 20, 2012 (CC)
Integrated Waste Management Facility Final EIR Final EIR Pt I (26.4 MB)
Final EIR Pt 2 (17.4 MB)
Los Flores Ranch, 6271 Dominion Rd April 20, 2010 (CC)
Union Valley Parkway Final EIR Final EIR (45 MB) Union Valley Pkwy between U.S. 101 and S. Blosser Rd March 17, 2009 (CC)
Downtown Specific Plan Final EIR Final EIR & Appendices (22.9 MB) Greater Downtown Area October 21, 2008 (CC)
Lakeview Promenade EIR Final EIR & Appendices (16.7 MB) Northwest corner of S. Broadway and Skyway Dr October 7, 2008 (CC)
Mahoney Ranch South Specific Plan EIR Final EIR & Appendices (6.7 MB) East side of Black Rd, west of the Santa Maria Airport September 16, 2008 (CC)
Enos Ranchos Final EIR Final EIR & Appendices (23.0 MB) North side of Betteravia Rd, west of U.S. 101 February 19, 2008 (CC)
Santa Maria Airport Business Park Specific Plan Final EIR (22.1 MB)
Appendices (33.7 MB)
West side of Orcutt Expy south of Skyway Dr December 18, 2007 (CC)
Marian Medical Center Hospital Expansion Project EIR Final EIR & Appendices (11.5 MB) 1400 E. Church St August 1, 2007 (PC)
La Ventana II EIR Final EIR & Appendices (19.6 MB) Northeast corner of E. Main St and Panther Dr November 21, 2006 (CC)
Santa Maria Wastewater Treatment Plant Expansion FEIR Final EIR & Appendices (11.7 MB) Black Rd at Stowell Rd September 19, 2006 (CC)

Note: CC = City Council; PC = Planning Commission 

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