Final Environmental Impact Report
(September 2006)

What is an Environmental Impact Report?

The Final 2005 LRDP Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) assesses the potential environmental effects, on and off campus, related to the implementation of the Final Draft 2005 LRDP, UCSC's proposed land use plan for campus development over the next 15 years.

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After publication of the 2005 LRDP Final EIR on September 6, 2006, the University received additional letters regarding the project. In response to this additional comment, the campus prepared two supplements to Regents Action Item 102:

  • First supplement (9/19/2006):  In response to specific suggestions regarding modification of mitigation measures in the Final EIR, the campus has proposed revisions to five mitigation measures as identified in Appendix A of this first supplement.
  • Second supplement (9/21/2006):  Response to letter received after the hearing before The Regents Committee on Grounds and Buildings (held 9/19/2006).


The Final EIR (October 2005/September 2006)

VOLUME I (October 2005)

1.0 Introduction
2.0 Summary of Environmental Impacts and Mitigation Measures
3.0 Project Description
4.0 Environmental Setting, Impacts, and Mitigation
  4.1 Aesthetics
  4.2 Agricultural Resources
  4.3 Air Quality
  4.4 Biological Resources
  4.5 Cultural Resources
  4.6 Geology, Soils, and Seismicity
  4.7 Hazards and Hazardous Materials

VOLUME II (October 2005)

4.0 Environmental Setting, Impacts, and Mitigation  (continued)
  4.8 Hydrology and Water Quality
  4.9 Land Use and Planning
  4.10 Noise
  4.11 Population and Housing
  4.12 Public Services
  4.13 Recreation
  4.14 Traffic, Circulation, and Parking
  4.15 Utilities
5.0 Alternatives
6.0 Other CEQA Considerations
7.0 Consultation and Coordination
8.0 List of Preparers and Contributors


  A Notice of Preparation/Initial Study
  B Population Table
  C Special Interest Plants
  D Hydrology and Water Quality Background Information
  E Traffic Level of Service Calculations

VOLUME III (October 2005)

1.0 Introduction
2.0 Infrastructure Improvements Project
3.0 Family Student Housing Redevelopment Project
4.0 2300 Delaware Avenue Project


  A Infrastructure Improvements Project Additional Graphics

VOLUME IV (September 2006)NEW

1.0 Executive Summary
2.0 Project Refinements
3.0 Changes to Draft EIR Text
4.0 Mitigation Monitoring Program

VOLUME V (September 2006)NEW

5.0 Response to Comments
  5.1, 2 Index and Master Responses
  5.3 Responses to Individual Comments (Letters FA-1 through I-30)

VOLUME VI (September 2006)NEW

5.0 Response to Comments (continued)
  5.3 Responses to Individual Comments (Letters I-31 through Public Hearing Comments)
6.0 List of Preparers
7.0 References


  A Recirculated Draft EIR – Additional Traffic Analysis
  B Main Campus Water Demand Projections
  C Housing Impact Study
  D Level of Service Calculations for Final EIR


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