San Geronimo Valley
The Marin County Planning Commission held a public hearing on the Final SEIR and Amendment on July 22, 2019. At the hearing, the Planning Commission recommended that the Marin County Board of Supervisors certify the Supplement to the 2007 Countywide Plan Final Environmental Impact Report (Final SEIR) with a Focus on Potential Cumulative Impacts to Salmonids in the San Geronimo Valley as adequate and complete in compliance with CEQA, the State CEQA Guidelines and the County Environmental Review Procedures, and as adequate and complete for consideration in making a decision on the merits of the project. The Final SEIR has been scheduled for a Board of Supervisors meeting on August 20, 2019. The Board will hold the hearing to consider certification of the Final SEIR.
Tarisha Bal, Deputy County Counsel
Marin County has released a Final Supplement (Final SEIR) to the 2007 Marin Countywide Plan Final EIR, certified in 2007 (2007 CWP FEIR). Marin County is the lead agency, pursuant to the State Guidelines for the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA Guidelines Section 15150) for preparation of a Draft SEIR. This Final SEIR has been prepared by Marin County in accordance with CEQA, the State CEQA Guidelines, and the Marin County Environmental Impact Review Guidelines.
The 2007 Marin Countywide Plan Supplemental EIR has been prepared in accordance with the decision of the Court of Appeal of the State of California First Appellate District Division Three, to set aside the County’s certification of the 2007 Countywide Plan EIR with respect to San Geronimo Watershed only, pending preparation of a supplemental EIR with respect to the San Geronimo Watershed only, that analysis cumulative impacts in conformity with Guidelines section 15130, subdivision (b) and this opinion, and that describes mitigation measures in conformity with State CEQA Guidelines section 15126.4 and this opinion or makes other findings in conformity with State CEQA Guidelines section 15091.
As specified in the Court’s order, the principal action considered in this SEIR is adoption and implementation of the Marin CWP (2007) with respect to the San Geronimo Valley and the potential for effects on salmonids. The SEIR will be used to fulfill the Court’s mandate, and will be used by the Marin County Board of Supervisors in considering approval of the Proposed Project (Marin CWP ) and certification of the EIR with respect to the San Geronimo Valley.
The Final Supplement Amendment to an Environmental Impact Report (Final SEIR), including public comments on the Draft SEIR and Responses to Comments, has been completed for the project identified above, and is on file with the Marin County Community Development Agency, 3501 Civic Center Drive, Room 308, San Rafael, California, and available for public review between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Copies of the Final SEIR may be obtained from the Community Development Agency, and a copy is available for review at the Marin County Civic Center Library. This Final SEIR has been prepared by Marin County in accordance with CEQA, the State CEQA Guidelines, the opinion of the Court of Appeal, as specified below, and the Marin County Environmental Impact Review Guidelines.