Oakland begins the EIR process
Wanted to let you know that the City of Oakland has announced the initiation of an EIR to analyze their woodland fuels management plan. Suggest that you take advantage of this opportunity to have your voice heard.
Here's the announcement:
CITY OF OAKLAND
NOTICE OF PREPARATION TO PREPARE AN ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT The City of Oakland (“City”) is preparing an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Oakland Vegetation Management Plan (“OVMP”) for City-owned parcels located within the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) designated Very High Fire Severity Zone (VHFSZ). The City is requesting comments on the scope and content of the EIR. A description of the OVMP and its location, together with a summary of the probable environmental effects that will be addressed in the EIR, are included herein. The City is the lead agency undertaking preparation of a Draft EIR for the OVMP. City Staff prepared this Notice of Preparation (NOP) and will hold a public scoping meeting to obtain agency and public input regarding the scope and content of the environmental analysis, including the significant environmental issues, the proposed range of alternatives, and mitigation measures that should be included in the EIR. Pursuant to California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines §15063(a), the City has not prepared an Initial Study. A copy of the NOP can be found at these locations: https://www.oaklandvegmanagement.org, Oakland Public Library Montclair Branch, 1687 Mountain Blvd, Oakland, CA 94611 or Oakland Fire Department, Fire Prevention Bureau, 250 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, 3rd Floor, Oakland, CA 94612.
ANY INTERESTED PERSON may comment on the scope of the EIR for the proposed project. Comments must be in writing and received by 5:00 p.m. on December 2, 2019, which is 31 days after publication of this notice. Please send your written comments to: Angela Robinson Piñon at 250 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Suite 4314, Oakland, CA 94612 or at (510) 238-3707 or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
SCOPING MEETING: A scoping meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 in the Oakland City Council Chambers, 1 Frank. H. Ogawa Plaza, 3rd Floor, Oakland, CA 94612 at 6:00 PM. The scoping meeting will include a brief presentation about the proposed project followed by public comment on the scope and content of the EIR analysis. If you have any questions regarding this matter, please contact Angela Robinson Pinon at (510) 238-3707 or email at email@example.com.