Final Report on Oak Tree Conservation Ordinance

by Placerville Newswire / Mar 17, 2017 / comments

[PRpond, Anne Novotny]

Final Environmental Impact Report released for the Biological Resources Policy Update, Oak Resources Management Plan, and Oak Resources Conservation Ordinance Project

Policy Update, Oak Resources Management Plan (ORMP), and Oak Resources Conservation Ordinance Project.

The Final EIR contains the public and agency comments received during the 45-day public review period on the Draft EIR. All written comments received during the public review period (June 30, 2016 through August 15, 2016) are addressed in the Final EIR. The Final EIR also includes text changes made to the Draft EIR either in response to the comments or at the initiative of the County. The revisions to the Draft EIR text do not alter the conclusions of the Draft EIR. The comments and responses that make up the Final EIR, in combination with the Draft EIR as amended by the text changes, constitute the EIR that will be considered for certification by the County Board of Supervisors.

The County of El Dorado Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. to receive public comment and prepare recommendations to the Board of Supervisors regarding the Final EIR and the General Plan Biological Resources Policy Update, ORMP, and Oak Resources Conservation Ordinance Project. The hearing will be held in the Building C Hearing Room at 2850 Fairlane Court, Placerville, CA 95667.

The EIR was prepared in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), California Public Resources Code, Section 21000 et seq. and the CEQA Guidelines, Section 15132.

The Final EIR is available for viewing on the County website at: http://www.edcgov.us/Government/LongRangePlanning/Environmental/BioPolicyUpdate.aspx

The Final EIR is also available for viewing at the Community Development Agency, Planning Services public counter, at 2850 Fairlane Court, Building C, Placerville, California. The public counter is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and on Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Hard copies of the Final EIR are available for purchase (CDs are available at no charge). To request a CD or purchase a hard copy, please call (530) 621-4650.