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File #: 16-0370    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 4/1/2016 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 5/3/2016 Final action: 5/3/2016
Title: Community Development Agency, Transportation Division, recommending the Board take the following actions related to the Supplement to the Diamond Springs Parkway Project 2011 Environmental Impact Report for Phase1B Design Modification, Project 72334: 1) Adopt the California Environmental Quality Act Supplement to the 2011 Environmental Impact Report; and 2) Approve the Project as described in the California Environmental Quality Act document. FUNDING: The Project is funded by Local Tribe Funds (61%), Master Circulation & Funding Plan Financing (22%), Utility Agencies (12%), and Traffic Impact Mitigation Fees (5%). (No Federal Funds).
Attachments: 1. A - App CRS 05-03-16, 2. B - Final DSP SEIR 05-03-16, 3. C - Draft DSP SEIR 05-03-16, 4. D - Findings of Fact DSP SEIR 05-03-16, 5. E - Vicinity Map 05-03-16, 6. Public Comment Rcvd 5-3-16 BOS 5-3-16, 7. Public Comment Rcvd 5-2-16 BOS 5-3-16
Related files: 20-0828, 20-1280, 20-1348, 20-1378, 20-1373, 20-1460, 21-0178, 21-0055, 21-0849, 21-0883, 21-1541
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Community Development Agency, Transportation Division, recommending the Board take the following actions related to the Supplement to the Diamond Springs Parkway Project 2011 Environmental Impact Report for Phase1B Design Modification, Project 72334:
1) Adopt the California Environmental Quality Act Supplement to the 2011 Environmental Impact Report; and
2) Approve the Project as described in the California Environmental Quality Act document.

FUNDING: The Project is funded by Local Tribe Funds (61%), Master Circulation & Funding Plan Financing (22%), Utility Agencies (12%), and Traffic Impact Mitigation Fees (5%). (No Federal Funds).
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DEPARTMENT RECOMMENDATION
Community Development Agency, Transportation Division (Transportation) recommends the Board approve the proposed modification as described in the attached Supplement to the Diamond Springs Parkway Project 2011 Environmental Impact Report for Phase 1B Design Modification (SEIR) document and summarized below.

The recommended Board actions are based on the following Findings which are supported by the attached Findings of Fact (Attachment D):
1) The California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) document on file with the Clerk of the Board, and on the Transportation’s website, http://www.edcgov.us/DOT/index.html, was prepared pursuant to Public Resources Code §21000 et seq., and the State CEQA Guidelines.
2) There is no substantial evidence that the Diamond Springs Parkway Project, as mitigated, will have a significant effect on the environment.
3) The SEIR reflects the lead agency’s independent judgment and analysis.

DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
The Diamond Springs Parkway Project (Project) was initiated to provide improved traffic circulation and safety through and around the historic town of Diamond Springs. The County conducted environmental review of the Project and certified a Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) on May 24, 2011. The Project is included in Transportation’s 2015 Capital Impro...

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