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File #: 20-1072    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Zoning Item Status: Continued
File created: 8/14/2020 In control: Planning and Building
On agenda: 8/20/2020 Final action:
Title: Thresholds of Significance for Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) to evaluate environmental impacts of projects Case Number: PLN-2020-16529 Countywide Project Description: To comply with new California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) requirements, the County is adopting thresholds of significance for vehicle miles traveled (VMT) to evaluate environmental impacts of projects. "Vehicle miles traveled" refers to the amount and distance of automobile travel attributable to a project. The proposed thresholds of significance are based on the type of project, and/or location, and projects that meet these criteria are expected to result in less-than significant VMT impacts.
Attachments: 1. PLN-2020-16529 Staff Report.pdf, 2. 16529 PC Supplemental #1 8-20-2020.pdf, 3. Public Comment.pdf

Title

Thresholds of Significance for Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) to evaluate environmental impacts of projects

Case Number: PLN-2020-16529

Countywide

 

Project Description: To comply with new California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) requirements, the County is adopting thresholds of significance for vehicle miles traveled (VMT) to evaluate environmental impacts of projects.  “Vehicle miles traveled” refers to the amount and distance of automobile travel attributable to a project.  The proposed thresholds of significance are based on the type of project, and/or location, and projects that meet these criteria are expected to result in less-than significant VMT impacts. 

Recommendation

The Planning Commission approve the proposed VMT thresholds of significance and recommendations to the Board of Supervisors for final action.  Adoption of the proposed VMT thresholds of significance are exempt from environmental review as provided in Section 15308 of the California Environmental Quality Act (Local agency actions to assure protection of the environment).