SAN FRANCISCO, June 4, 2021 / PRNewswire / – The Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) today released for public review the Draft Environmental Impact Report (Draft EIR) for Plan Bay Area 2050 , the region’s long-term plan that outlines 35 integrated strategies on four key issues – housing, economy, transportation and the environment – to make the Bay Area fairer for all residents and more resilient in the face of to unexpected challenges. Public comments on this document are open from June 4, 2021, at July 20, 2021.
The draft RIA has been prepared in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act in order to analyze and disclose the significant potentially negative impacts associated with the implementation of the proposed plan for the Bay Area 2050. The RIA project identifies the potential for significant effects in the following areas: aesthetics and visual resources; agricultural and forestry resources; air quality; biological resources; climate change, greenhouse gases and energy; cultural resources and tribal cultural resources; geology, seismicity and mineral resources; dangers and forest fires; hydrology and water quality; land use, population and housing; noise; public services and recreation; utilities and facilities; and transportation. Read the RIA project online at planbayarea.org/2050-plan/draft-environmental-impact-report.
A final RIA will be prepared following the review and public comments on the draft RIA. The Final RIA will include changes to the Draft RIA and written responses to comments submitted during the Draft RIA comment period. MTC and ABAG will consider this information during their deliberations on certifying the final RIA and adopting the proposed Bay Area 2050 plan this fall.
The public is invited to three virtual public hearings, where interested residents can comment on the RIE project. The full list of public hearings is below. Participants without Internet access can call events by dialing (408) 638-0968 or (888) 788-0099 (toll free). After calling, attendees will be prompted to enter the webinar ID and access code (listed individually for all events below).
- Bay Area 2050 plan: public hearing 1
Joint MTC Planning Committee with ABAG Administrative Committee
Friday 11 June, 9:40 a.m.
Audition 1 Zoom Link
Webinar number: 874 2787 4017
A password is not required to participate in this hearing.
- Bay Area 2050 Plan: Public Hearing 2
Tuesday 22 June, 5:30 p.m.
Zoom Audience 2 link
Webinar number: 812 0345 4209
Access code: 177176
- Bay Area 2050 Plan: Public Hearing 3
Wednesday July 7, 1:30 p.m.
Audience link 3 Zoom
Webinar number: 854 5833 8822
Access code: 908706
Members of the public are also encouraged to view the draft RIA online at planbayarea.org/2050-plan/draft-environmental-impact-report. Written comments will be accepted during public hearings; by mail to MTC Public Information, Attn: DEIR Comments, 375 Beale Street, Suite 800, San Francisco, California, 94105; by fax to 415.536.9800; or by e-mail to [emailÂ protected].
The comment period for the REI project will end on Tuesday, July 20, 2021, at 5:00 p.m.
Questions? Visit PlanBayArea.org, send an email [emailÂ protected], or call 415.778.6757.
Do you need an interpreter or other assistance to participate? Please dial 415-778-6757. We need at least three business days’ notice to respond to support requests. For TDD or the hearing impaired, call 711, California Relay Service, or 1-800-735-2929 (TTY), 1-800-735-2922 (voice) and ask to be relayed at 415-778-6700.
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ABAG is the council of governments and regional planning agency for the 101 cities and nine counties of the Bay Area. MTC is the transportation planning, financing and coordination agency for the nine counties San Francisco Bay Area.
SOURCE Metropolitan Transport Commission