The Draft Program Environmental Impact Report (PEIR) for the Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) is now available, comments must be received by Friday, November 13, 2020.

The Draft Program Environmental Impact Report (PEIR) has been completed for the Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP). The City of Santa Barbara encourages the public to provide written comments during the 45-day public comment period.

Comments on the Draft PEIR must be received by Friday, November 13, 2020.

Comments can be submitted in writing using the comment form on this page, via email to CWPP@SantaBarbaraCA.gov, or mailed to Santa Barbara City Fire Department, Attention: Amber Anderson, Wildland Fire Specialist, 925 Chapala Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101.

A public hearing on the Draft PEIR will be held before the Planning Commission on November 5, 2020 at 1pm. The Planning Commission will receive written and verbal public comments. For more information about how to participate in the public hearing visit SantaBarbaraCA.gov/PC.

Comments on the Initial Study/Environmental Checklist are due by 4pm on Monday August 3, 2020!

Comments on the Initial Study/Environmental Checklist are due by 4pm on Monday August 3, 2020 via email to CWPP@SantaBarbaraCA.gov or by mail to Amber Anderson, 925 Chapala Street, Santa Barbara CA 93101. The public will also have an opportunity to comment on the potential environmental impact of policies and actions in the CWPP once the Draft Program Environmental Impact Report (PEIR) is released.

Download the Initial Study/Environmental Checklist and Notice of Preparation for the CWPP here:

These materials can also be viewed at State Clearinghouse – Office of Planning and Research CEQAnet Web Portal here: https://ceqanet.opr.ca.gov/

The CWPP is subject to the review under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). New policies and actions proposed in the CWPP could result in impacts to the environment, to be analyzed in a PEIR pursuant to CEQA Guidelines §15083. The Draft CWPP and Initial Study describing potentially significant impacts was presented to the City’s Planning Commission on Thursday, July 16, 2020 at 1pm. At this Public Scoping Hearing the Planning Commission received public input and provided direction to staff on the proposed scope of analysis for the PEIR. 

Update 7/24/2020: Scoping hearing documents available.

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