Environmental Impact Reports

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Environmental Review And Documents

The City considers the potential effects of all discretionary projects based on the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Based on CEQA, many small projects are exempt from environmental review. This webpage provides environmental documents for projects that are not exempt, and required an Environmental Impact Report (EIR), Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND) or Negative Declaration (ND) in recent years. Environmental documents from earlier years are available in the Planning Division of the Community Development Department.

Below is a brief description of the types of documents listed on this webpage.

A Negative Declaration (ND) is a document prepared when an initial study of the project finds that there would be no significant impacts from the project.

A Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND) is a document prepared when an initial study of the project identifies potential impacts, but the project applicant revises the project or includes mitigation measures that reduces these impacts to less than significant levels.

An Environmental Impact Report (EIR) is a detailed document, normally prepared when an initial study of the project identifies significant impacts that cannot be clearly mitigated. The EIR describes and analyzes the impacts of a project and discusses ways to reduce or avoid the impacts. In some cases, the impacts may be unavoidable and a Statement of Overriding Considerations is necessary. 

Draft Documents Available for Public Review and Comment

Project Title:



Public Comment Period:


Air Park Drive Business Park Project 

Notice of Intent to Adopt a Mitigative Negative Declaration

Environmental Checklist/Initial Study (175 pages) 

2811 Air Park Drive  April 26 to May 25, 2017 Neda Zayer 
Broadway Plaza  Mitigated Negative Declaration (34 pages)  1490 South Broadway (Highway 135) February 10 to March 14, 2017  Frank Albro 
Boone Street Market/Deli Draft Negative Declaration (37 pages) North side of East Boone Street, on both sides of South School Street February1-21, 2017 Bill Scott
Proposed office uses  Draft Negative Declaration (30 pages, 1.9 MB)  402 Farnell Road December 14, 2016 to January 3, 1017  Frank Albro 
The Residences at Depot Street Draft Mitigated Negative Declaration (15 MB, 48 pages)  Near the northwest corner of West Main Street (Hwy 166) and North Depot Street September 21 to October 11, 2016 Bill Scott

Barcellus Senior Apartments

Negative Declaration (39 pages, 11.4 MB)

502, 510, and 524 East Barcellus Avenue

August 26 to September 15, 2016

Frank Albro

Note: Contact the Project Planner to be added to a notification list for upcoming public hearings for a particular project.

Library of Final Mitigated Negative Declarations (MNDs)

Project Title:

 Documents:  Location:
 Windset Farms - Phase 4    
 Final MND (178 pages, 16.6 MB)  1650 Black Road

Library of Environmental Impact Reports (EIR)

Project Title: Documents: Location Certification Date
Betteravia Plaza Final EIR  Final EIR (14.2 MB)  Northeast intersection of West Betteravia Road and South Blosser Road  December 2015 
Atlas Copco Mafi-Trench Subsequent EIR Final EIR (10.5 MB)
Appendices (35 MB)
South side of W. Stowell Rd, east of Black Rd December 3, 2013 (CC)
Area 9 Specific Plan EIR Final EIR & Appendices (18.6 MB) North side of Betteravia Rd, between Black Rd and A St March 20, 2012 (CC)
Integrated Waste Management Facility Final EIR Final EIR Pt I (26.4 MB)
Final EIR Pt 2 (17.4 MB)
Los Flores Ranch, 6271 Dominion Rd April 20, 2010 (CC)
Union Valley Parkway Final EIR Final EIR (45 MB) Union Valley Pkwy between U.S. 101 and S. Blosser Rd March 17, 2009 (CC)
Downtown Specific Plan Final EIR Final EIR & Appendices (22.9 MB) Greater Downtown Area October 21, 2008 (CC)
Lakeview Promenade EIR Final EIR & Appendices (16.7 MB) Northwest corner of S. Broadway and Skyway Dr October 7, 2008 (CC)
Mahoney Ranch South Specific Plan EIR Final EIR & Appendices (6.7 MB) East side of Black Rd, west of the Santa Maria Airport September 16, 2008 (CC)
Enos Ranchos Final EIR Final EIR & Appendices (23.0 MB) North side of Betteravia Rd, west of U.S. 101 February 19, 2008 (CC)
Enos Ranchos Supplemental EIR 

Final EIR (16 MB)
Appendices (25 MB)

North side of Betteravia Rd., west of U.S. 101  March 1, 2016 (CC)
Santa Maria Airport Business Park Specific Plan Final EIR (22.1 MB)
Appendices (33.7 MB)
West side of Orcutt Expy south of Skyway Dr December 18, 2007 (CC)
Marian Medical Center Hospital Expansion Project EIR Final EIR & Appendices (11.5 MB) 1400 E. Church St August 1, 2007 (PC)
La Ventana II EIR Final EIR & Appendices (19.6 MB) Northeast corner of E. Main St and Panther Dr November 21, 2006 (CC)
Santa Maria Wastewater Treatment Plant Expansion FEIR Final EIR & Appendices (11.7 MB) Black Rd at Stowell Rd September 19, 2006 (CC)

Note: CC = City Council; PC = Planning Commission 

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