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Kevin L. Riley
Director of Planning & Inspection

Email: Planning & Inspection
Telephone: 408-615-2450
Fax: 408-247-9857

Monday - Friday
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Santa Clara, CA 95050

CEQA Documents

The California Environmental Quality Act (commencing with Public Resources Code Section 21000) requires local and state governments to consider the potential environmental effects of a project before deciding whether to approve it. CEQA's purpose is to disclose the potential impacts of a project, suggest methods to minimize those impacts, and discuss alternatives to the project so that decision makers will have full information upon which to base their decision.

On this webpage you can find the following types of CEQA documentation for applicable active projects:

Initial Study
An analysis of a project's potential environmental effects and their relative significance. An initial study is preliminary to deciding whether to prepare a negative declaration or an EIR.

Negative Declaration
When a project is not exempt from CEQA and will not have a significant adverse effect upon the environment a negative declaration must be prepared. The negative declaration is an informational document that describes the reasons why the project will not have a significant effect and proposes measures to completely mitigate or avoid any possible effects.

Environmental Impact Report. A detailed review of a proposed project, its potential adverse impacts upon the environment, measures that may avoid or reduce those impacts, and alternatives to the project.

Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Report (SEIR) for the 3333 Scott Boulevard Office Project located at 3333 Scott Boulevard

45-day review period begins April 7, 2015 

Notice of Availability (PDF) 
Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Report (PDF)


Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND) for the 990 Wren Avenue Residential Project

30-Day Review Period begins January 9, 2015

Notice of Availability
Mitigated Negative Declaration 


Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND) for the Muslim Community Association School Expansion Project

Notice of Time Extension for Review of MND (Distribution Date: January 8, 2015)

Notice of Availability (Distribution Date: December 3, 2014)
Initial Study for the Muslim Community Association School Expansion Project
Appendix A -  Community Health Risk Assessment
Appendix B

Appendix C - Environmental Site Assessment
Appendix D - Shelter In Place Study
Appendix E - Traffic Report


Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) for the Gateway Village Development Project located at 3610 and 3640 (3700) El Camino Real

Distribution Date: November 26, 2014

Notice of Availability

Final Environmental Impact Report  

Draft Environmental Impact Report:

Notice of Availability 
Draft Environmental Impact Report 

Appendix A Notice of Preparation (NOP) and Scoping Comments 
Appendix B CalEEMod 2013 
Appendix C Air Quality and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Assessment 
Appendix D Arborist Report 
Appendix E Tree Mitigation Plan 
Appendix F Hazardous Site Assessments 
Appendix G Water Supply Assessment 
Appendix H Noise and Vibration Assessment 
Appendix I Traffic Impact Analysis 
Appendix J Approved and Pending Projects 
Appendix K 2009 Sanitary Sewer Capacity Assessment 
Appendix L California Historical Resources Information System (CHRIS) Report 
Appendix M Geotechnical Exploration Report

Valley Transportation Agency (VTA) Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) 

The VTA BRT project has completed the Draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Assessment.  The links below will direct you to the VTA website for information, public hearing dates, and official documents:

Project Website

Notice of Availability

Draft Environmental Impact Report


Notice of Preparation (NOP) for the City Place Santa Clara project located at 5155 Stars and Stripes Drive

Distribution Date: July 30, 2014


Notice of Scoping Meeting

Notice of Preparation (NOP) of an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Centennial Gateway Mixed-Use Project

Distribution Date: July 10, 2014 

Descriptive Notice of Preparation


Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Great America Campus Expansion Project at 4301, 4404, and 4451 Great America Parkway 

10-day review period begins October 28, 2013

Final Environmental Impact Report (PDF) 
Environmental Impact Report (PDF)

Appendices (15.66MB PDF)

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Last updated: 4/6/2015 11:39:33 AM