Environmental Review: Introduction

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UC San Diego seeks to enhance public participation in the environmental planning process through implementation of California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and opportunities for public and agency comments associated with the CEQA process.

The public is invited to participate through public notices, review of environmental documents, and public comments and responses.

UC San Diego issued a Notice of Preparation (NOP) for the LRDP Environmental Impact Report (EIR) and conducted a public and agency scoping process to consider input on a range of impacts and approach to the environmental analysis process. The NOP review period began on Nov. 4, 2016 and ended Dec. 5, 2016. Scoping precedes preparation of the draft EIR; work on the draft EIR will begin in 2017.

CEQA Tiering Process

CEQA “tiering” refers to the coverage of general environmental matters in broad program-level EIRs with focused environmental documents for individual projects that carry out the broader program. CEQA guidelines encourage the use of tiered environmental documents to reduce delays and excessive paperwork. This eliminates repetitive analyses of issues adequately addressed in the program EIR by simply referencing those analyses.

For prior campus projects, the 2004 LRDP and its EIR were approved by the University of California Board of Regents on Sept. 23, 2004. Environmental review of projects developed before the 2018 LRDP can be viewed on the UC San Diego Planning, Design and Construction website.


Learn more about the EIR scoping process or contact us with questions.