The formal public draft Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR) is the required environmental document that addresses both the federal National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA) and the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).

The formal public draft EIS/EIR files are posted below. The formal 90-day public review period commenced on Wednesday, November 18th, 2015, the date of the publication of the Notice of Availability in the Federal Register. The 90-day public review period closes on Tuesday, February 16th, 2016. Written comments should be directed to: Chris Devine, Planning Manager, Butte County Association of Governments, 2580 Sierra Sunrise Terrace, Suite 100, Chico, CA 95928, facimile (530) 879-2444. Email: cdevine@bcag.org. See the Public Notice for additional information on the 90-day review period.

Title Page
Table of Contents
Executive Summary
  Table ES-3. Less than Significant with Mitigation and Significant and Unavoidable Impacts on Resources Analyzed
Chapter 1 - Introduction
Chapter 2 - Proposed Action and Alternatives
Chapter 3 - Approach to the Analysis
Chapter 4 - Agriculture and Forestry Resources
Chapter 5 - Air Quality and Climate Change
Chapter 6 - Biological Resources
  Table 6-2. Special-Status Plants Occurring or Having the Potential to Occur within the Plan Area
  Table 6-3. Special-Status Wildlife Species Having the Potential to Occur within the Plan Area
  Table 6-4. Species/Natural Communities Matrix
  Table 6-5. Species Impacts
  Table 6-6. Impacts on Potential Jurisdictional Wetlands and Other Waters in the Plan Area
  Table 6-7. Maximum Extent of Permanent Direct Impacts on Natural Communities within the Plan Area
Chapter 7 - Cultural Resources
Chapter 8 - Geology, Soils, Mineral Resources, and Paleontological Resources
Chapter 9 - Hydrology, Water Resources, and Water Quality
Chapter 10 - Land Use Planning and Consistency
Chapter 11 - Noise
Chapter 12 - Public Services and Public Utilities
Chapter 13 - Recreation, Open Space, and Visual Resources
Chapter 14 - Population and Housing, Socioeconomics, and Environmental Justice
Chapter 15 - Transportation
Chapter 16 - Other Required NEPA and CEQA Analyses
Chapter 17 - Consultations and Public Outreach
Chapter 18 - Preparers

A Notice of Preparation and Notice of Intent were previously drafted and made available online in the Federal Register at http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-12-14/pdf/2012-30182.pdf and underwent a required 45-day public review period between Friday, December 14, 2012 and Wednesday, January 30, 2013 to receive input from the general public. Public Scoping Meetings were held on Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at the Oroville City Council Chambers, 1735 Montgomery Street, Oroville, California from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm, and in the BCAG Conference Room, 2580 Sierra Sunrise Terrace, Suite 100, Chico, California from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  These meetings included identical format and content. The public scoping report includes additional information pertinent to public scoping process that was undertaken by BCAG and USFWS.

The next step for the BRCP EIS/EIR will be to release a formal public draft EIS/EIR for a required 90-day public review period. 

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