The Watershed Conservation Authority (WCA), as Lead Agency, has prepared a Final Program Environmental Impact Report (PEIR) (SCH#2013031056) for the Emerald Necklace Implementation Plan -Phase 1 and associated Mitigation Reporting and Monitoring Program in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The Final PEIR serves as a programmatic document for a program that includes 15 projects that would close gaps in this regional recreational trails network and increase access to the trails to hundreds of thousands of people in the project area.
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The WCA Governing Board, the agency's decision making body, will consider certification of the Final Program Environmental Impact Report for the above named project at a regular meeting scheduled for March 16, 2017.
The Final Program Environmental Impact Report consists of: (1) the Draft PEIR, including an Executive Summary, Sections 1.0 through 9.0, and Appendices A-G; (2) Section 1.0: Introduction; (3) Section 2.0: List of Commenters; (4) Section 3.0: Comment Letters and Responses to Comments; (5) Section 4.0: Revisions to the Draft PEIR; (6) Section 5.0: Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program; and (7) a revised Appendix G: Traffic Assessment. To review the Draft PEIR and Appendices A to F of the Draft 2016 PEIR, released on October 18, 2016, please visit the project page. Other portions of the PEIR are provided below.