California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)

The California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) applies to all discretionary projects proposed to be conducted or approved by a California public agency, including private projects requiring discretionary government approval. CEQA helps to guide the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) during issuance of permits and approval of projects.

Purpose

The purpose of CEQA is to:

       Disclose to the public the significant environmental effects of a proposed discretionary project, through the preparation of an Initial Study (IS), Negative Declaration (ND), or Environmental Impact Report (EIR).

       Prevent or minimize damage to the environment through development of project alternatives, mitigation measures, and mitigation monitoring.

       Disclose to the public the agency decision-making process utilized to approve discretionary projects through findings and statements of overriding consideration.

       Enhance public participation in the environmental review process through scoping meetings, public notice, public review, hearings, and the judicial process.

       Improve interagency coordination through early consultations, scoping meetings, notices of preparation, and State Clearinghouse review.

The complete CEQA Statute and Guidelines is available from the California National Resources Agency. CDFW’s CEQA review and compliance generally occurs at the regional office that serves the county where the project would take place. When a project spans multiple Regions, or would have statewide impacts, the Habitat Conservation Planning Branch (HCPB) in Sacramento coordinates CDFW’s CEQA review and compliance. HCPB also administers the CEQA filing fee program. Other branches of CDFW may be responsible for CEQA review and compliance when a project implements or substantially affects a Branch program.

Filing and Fees

Pursuant to Solano County Code section 2-44, any CEQA notices are to be filed the Solano County Clerk of the Board of Supervisors. The Clerk requires an original of Exemptions, Notice of Determinations and EIRs. Originals may be mailed to the clerk at the address below or be brought in to the Clerk’s office in person.  If a file stamped copy is needed at the time of filing, an additional copy must be provided with the original. Filing fees for CEQA documents are collected at the time the documents are received by the Clerk for posting. Checks or money orders are accepted and must be made out to "County of Solano". 

The Solano County Clerk of the Board’s Office is located at 675 Texas Street, Suite 6500, Fairfield, CA 94533. The phone number for the office is (707) 784-6100. Office hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday (closed for major holidays). Office hours and availability are subject to COVID-19 protocols - please call before visiting the office.

CDFW Fees:

CDFW imposes a filing fee to defray the costs of managing and protecting California’s vast fish and wildlife resources, including, but not limited to consulting with other public agencies, reviewing environmental documents, recommending mitigation measures, and developing monitoring programs (Fish & G. Code, § 711.4). The filing fee will be waived, however, if CDFW determines the project will have no effect on fish and wildlife and issues a “No Effect Determination.” The list of CDFW’s CEQA Environmental Document Filing Fees are available on the CDFW website. The fees change in January of each year.

County Processing Fee:

The Solano County Clerk of the Board’s Office is required to post environmental documents for 30 days. There is a $50 clerk processing fee for posting of these documents. The Clerk’s office cannot file or post environmental documents without the proper fee.

CEQA Notices:

July 2020

070220-112 - NOE - Solano County Transit - Branding of buses vehicle purchases tech enhancements vehicle maintenance (posted 7/2/2020)
070220-113 - NOE - Solano County Transit - Bus Maintenance Facility Maintenance (posted 7/2/2020)
070220-114 - NOE - Solano County Transit - Operations Funding for Fixed-Route ADA Paratransit GP Dial-a-Ride and Subsidized Taxi (posted 7/2/2020)
070620-115 - NOE - Solano County Department of Resource Management - Hosted Vacation Rental MU-20-04 - Christopher Bommarito (posted 7/6/20)
070720-116 - NOD - City of Vacaville - Midway Commerce Center (posted 7/7/20)
070920-117 - NOE - City of RioVista - Phresh Concepts (posted 7/9/20)
070920-118 - NOE - City of RioVista - Seven X Cure (posted 7/9/20)
070920-119 - NOE - Solano County Dept of Resource Management - Solano County H&SS Residential Diversion Board and Care Facility (posted 7/7/20)
071520-120 - NOE - Conditional Use Permit and Development Agreement for Sub-Lease and Operation of Type 9 Non-Storefront Retailer Delivery only Cannabis License (posted 7/15/2020)
072220-121 - NOD - City of Benicia - Lake Herman Solar Facility (posted 7/22/2020)
072220-122 - NOE - City of Benicia - Citywide Microsurfacing 2020 Project (posted 7/22/2020)
072720-123 - NOE - Bay Area Air Quality Management District - BAAQMD Emissions Statement Certification for 8-hour Ozone Standard (posted 7/27/2020)

August 2020

080320-124 - NOE - FSUSD - Dover Academy K-8 Frontage and Traffic Flow (posted 8/4/2020)
080320-125 - NOE - FSUSD - Anna Kyle Elementary Modernization (posted 8/4/2020)
080320-126 - NOE - FSUSD - Mary Bird Early Childhood Education Center Improvements (posted 8/4/2020)
080320-127 - NOE - FSUSD - Fairfield High School Modernization and New Construction Project (posted 8/4/2020)
080320-128 - NOE - FSUSD - KI Jones Portable Classroom Addition Replacement (posted 8/4/2020)
080320-129 - NOE - FSUSD - Improvements to Oakbrook Academy of the Arts (posted 8/4/2020)
080320-130 - NOE - FSUSD - Playground Installation Replacement of Various School Campuses (posted 8/4/2020)
080320-131 - NOE - FSUSD - Cleo Gordon Elementary Modernization and New Construction Project (posted 8/4/2020)
080320-132 - NOE - FSUSD - Suisun Elementary Modernization (posted 8/4/2020)
080520-133 - NOE - Reclamation District No. 501 - Ryer Island Annual Routine Maintenance (posted 8/5/2020)
080720-134 - NOE - Vallejo Flood  Wastewater District - Annette to Irwin Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation Project (CWM006) (posted 8/07/2020)
081220-135 - NOE - Solano County Resource Management - Lake Herman Road Safety Improvement (posted 8/12/2020)
081320- NOI MND - Pleasant Hills Ranch Estates SE Extension (posted 8/13/2020)
081920 - NOE - City of Vacaville - SCIF Solar Array (posted 8/20/2020)
082020-137 - NOE - Solano County Dept of Resource Mgmt - Chevron Sign SGN-20-02 (posted 8/20/2020)
082120-138 NOD Redevelopment Agency of the City of Vallejo - Vallejo Station  Waterfront Project (posted 8/21/2020)
082120-139 NOE - Reclamation District 2084 - Little Egbert Tract Geotech Explorations (posted 8/21/2020)
082120-140 - NOE - Collinsville Levee District - Collinsville 2020-2021 Routine Levee Maintenance (posted 8/21/2020)
082420-141 - NOE Solano Irrigation District - Weyand Lateral B Replacement (posted 8/25/2020)
082420-142 - NOE - Solano Irrigation District - Pierce Lateral B Rehabilitation (posted 8/25/2020)
082420-143 - Solano Irrigation District - Vaughn Lateral 6 Rehab  Replacement (posted 8/25/2020)
082620-144 - NOE - City of Vacaville - Vacate Excess Right-of-Way at Chancellor Ct (posted 8/26/2020)
082620-145 - Dept. of Water Resources - Addendum for the Wings Landing Tidal Habitat Restoration (posted 8/27/20)
082620-146 - NOE Solano County Res.Mgmt. - Hubert & Aurelia Goudie LLA19-06 (posted 8/27/20)
082720-147 NOE - City of Vacaville - Andrews Park Elevated Sewer Crossing Replacement (posted 8/27/20)
082720-000-NOP - Notice of Proposal for a 90 day Extension of Emergency Action (posted 8/27/2020)
083120-148 NOD - City of Vacaville - Aviator & East Monte Vista Warehouse (posted 8/31/20)

September 2020

090320 NOI to Adopt MND - Vallejo Mare Island Pump Station 3W Effluent Bypass (posted 9/4/20)
090820-149 NOE - City of Rio Vista - Funding for Public Deviated Fixed Route &...(posted 9/8/20
090820-150 NOE - City of Dixon - Dixon Readi-Ride Transit Operations (FY2019-20 TDA Claim)
090820 - FW Notice of Findings Pacific Leatherback Sea Turtle (posted 9/9/20
090820-151 NOE - RNVWD - Luedtke(Olivas Ln) annexation to RNVWD (posted 9/9/20)
091020-152 - NOE - City of Vacaville - CIP 932-City Hall Tenant Improvements (posted 9/11/20)
091020-153 - NOE - City of Vacaville - CIP 975 Police Uninterrupted Power Supply Project (posted 9/11/20)
091020-154 - NOE - City of Vacaville - CIP 981 Elmira Trunk Downtown Sewer Line (posted 9/11/20)
091020-155 - NOE - City of Vacaville -Araquipa Court Pedestrian Bridge Replacement (posted 9/11/20)
091120-156 -NOE - solano county Resource Mgmt. - Cool Patch Pumpkins (posted 9/11/20)
091120 - NOP - CDFA & USDA - Draft EIR - Wildlife Damage Management Program (posted 9/11/20)
091120 - Fish & Game Draft MND (posted 9/14/20)
091520 -NOE- Fish & Game Commission - Proposed Change in Regulations (posted 9/15/20)
091520-157 - NOE - Solano Transportation Authority - Inductive Charging Stations (posted 9/15/20)
091620-158 - NOE -Reclamation District No 536 - Egbert Tract 2020-2021 Routine Maintenance (posted 9/16/20)
092120-159 NOE  - Solano Irrigation District - Brazelton Bypass Connections (posted 9/22/20)
092120-160 NOE - Yolo Solano Air Quality Management District - Adoption of 8-Hour Reasonably Available to Control Technology (RACT) State Implementation Plan (SIP) (posted 9/22/20
092220-161 - NOE-SC Resource Mgmt - Joseph Scarrott MU-20-09 (posted 09/24/20)
092320-162 - NOE-City of Fairfield - Ohio Street Homeless Housing (posted 09/24/20)
092520 - 163 - NOE - Solano County LAFCO - Rural North Vacaville Water District (posted 10/06/20)
092920-164 - NOE - City of Vacaville - Hearn Residence New 5750sf SFD (posted 10/06/20)
093020-165 NOE - City of Vallejo Mare Island Causeway Bridge Preventive Maintenance (posted 10/06/20)

October 2020
100220-166 - NOE - Dept. of Water Resources - Approval of Amend. No.4 to the JEPA (posted 10/06/20)
100220-167 - NOE - Solano Cty Resource Mgmt. - All Creatures Veterinary Hospital SGN-20-03 (posted 10/06/20)
100220-168 - NOE - Solano Cty Resource Mgmt. Mark  Leslie Van Pelt MU-20-10 (posted 10/06/20)
100720-169 - NOE - SF Bay Area Restoration Authority - Suisun Marsh Fish Screen Rehab-Phase 1 (posted 10/09/20)
101620-170 NOE - Vacaville USD - VUSD 621 S Orchard Ave. Project (Preschool Rebuild) (posted 10/20/20)
101920-171 NOE - City of Vallejo - Renovation & Expansion w-variance at 602 Georgia Street (posted 10/20/20)
102020-172 - NOD - Solano Cty LAFCO - 2020-08 Roberts' Ranch Village B Detachment fr. Solano Irrigation (posted 10/21/20)
102020-173 NOE - Solano Cty LAFCO - 2020-05 7804 Olivas Lane Annexation to Rural North Vacaville Water (posted 10/21/20)
102120-174 - NOD - City of Vacaville - Roberts' Ranch Village B House Plans (File No. 20-227) (posted 10/21/20)

Other Notices

062220 - City of Davis - Notice of Pub Hearing and Notice of Avail of Final SEIR - Davis Innovation Sustainability Campus (posted 6/22/2020)
062220 - Dept of Fish Wildlife - Notification of Status Review for Proposed Mountain Lion ESU (posted 6/22/2020)
071020 - NOA - City of Dixon - Draft EIR General Plan Update (posted 7/13/20)
072020 - Notice of Proposed Changes in Regulations - Statewide Inland Sport Fishing Regulations (posted 7/20/2020)
072420 - Notice of Receipt of Petition - Quino Checkerspot Butterfly (posted 7/24/2020)
080320 - NOI Neg Dec - CA Energy Commission - Propsed Mods of Regs Specifying Enf Proc for Renwables Portfolio (posted 8/4/2020)
092420 - Fish  Game Commission - Notice of Proposed Changes in Regulations re. Recreational Crab Trap Fishery (posted 10/06/2020)
092820 - Fish  Game Commission - Notice of Change of Date of Adoption Hearing (posted 10/06/20)
100120 - MTCABAG - DraftEIR Report for Plan Bay Area 2050 (posted 10/06/20)
101320 Fish & Game Commission - Endangered Species Act (posted 10/15/20)
101320 Fish & Game Commission - Recreational Sea Urchin Limit (posted 10/15/20)