Draft Environmental Impact Report

The City of Menifee General Plan Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) addresses the environmental effects associated with the implementation of the proposed Menifee General Plan. The California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) requires that local government agencies, prior to taking action on projects over which they have discretionary approval authority, consider the environmental consequences of such projects. An Environmental Impact Report (EIR) is a public document designed to provide the public and local and state governmental agency decision-makers with an analysis of potential environmental consequences to support informed decision-making. The DEIR focuses on those impacts determined to be potentially significant as discussed in the Initial Study completed for this project (see Appendix A of the DEIR).

The DEIR has been prepared pursuant to the requirements of CEQA, and the City of Menifee's CEQA procedures. The City of Menifee, as the lead agency, has reviewed and revised as necessary all submitted drafts, technical studies, and reports to reflect its own independent judgment, including reliance on applicable city technical personnel from other departments and review of all technical subconsultant reports.

Data for the DEIR was obtained from field observations, discussions with affected agencies, analysis of adopted plans and policies, review of available studies, reports, data and similar literature, and specialized environmental assessments (aesthetics, agricultural and forestry resources, air quality, biological resources, cultural resources, geological resources, greenhouse gases, hazards and hazardous materials, hydrology and water quality, land use, mineral resources, noise, population and housing, public services, recreation, transportation and traffic, and utilities and service systems).

Draft Environmental Impact Report (September 2013)
  1. Cover, TOC, and Acro List
  2. Executive Summary
  3. Introduction
  4. Environmental Setting
  5. Project Description
    1. Environmental Analysis
    2. Aesthetics
    3. Agriculture and Forestry Resources
    4. Air Quality
    5. Biological Resources
    6. Cultural Resources
    7. Geology and Soils
    8. Greenhouse gas Emissions
    9. Hazards and Hazardous Materials
    10. Hydrology and Water Quality
    11. Land use and Planning
    12. Mineral Resources
    13. Noise
    14. Population and Housing
    15. Public Services
    16. Recreation
    17. Transportation and Traffic
    18. Utilities and Service Systems
    19. Significant Unavoidable Adverse Impacts
    20. Alternatives to the Proposed Project
    21. Impacts Found not to be Significant
    22. Significant Irreversible Changes due to the Proposed Project
    23. Growth-inducing Impacts of the Proposed Project
    24. Organizations and Persons Consulted
    25. Qualifications of Persons Preparing eir
    26. Bibliography
    Appendices
    1. NOP and Initial Study
    2. Comment Letters
    3. General Plan Goals and Policies
    4. Air Quality and Greenhouse Gas Emission Modeling Data
    5. General Biological Resource Information
    6. Cultural Resource Study
    7. Safety Analysis
    8. Noise Monitoring and Modeling Data
    9. Traffic Study