Environmental Documents

The California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) requires that a public agency consider, as part of the decision-making process, the environmental effects of discretionary projects that it undertakes, funds, or authorizes and to avoid or mitigate those impacts, if feasible. A "discretionary project" is a project requiring judgment or deliberation when the public agency decides to approve or disapprove a particular activity. CEQA also requires disclosure of potential significant environmental effects of discretionary projects to the public, through the preparation of an Initial Study (IS) and/or an Environmental Impact Report (EIR). In certain cases, a project must also meet federal requirements pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). A partial listing of CVWD’s environmental documents is provided below.

Please contact Environmental Services if you require additional information at (760) 398-2651.
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  1. Thousand Palms Flood Control Project

    In order to comply with both the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), CVWD and the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) will prepare a joint Environmental Impact Report & Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/EIS) for the Thousand Palms Flood Control Project proposed by CVWD.

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