Santa Clara County’s Comprehensive Description and Analysis of Programs and Services was approved by the Board of Supervisors in 2007. It was adopted through a Notice of Exemption (NOE) because the program is exempt from review under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Even though CEQA rules do not legally require the County to perform any additional impact studies, the Vector Control District (VCD) voluntarily entered into a coordinated planning process for a Programmatic Environmental Impact Report (PEIR) template, in conjunction with eight other Bay Area Counties in 2012. The goal of this effort was to better inform local residents about VCD’s activities.
However, upon further review of the options available to accomplish this goal for local residents, the County has instead decided to issue a locally-focused, comprehensive environmental study, instead of the PEIR, that will thoroughly inform the public about the environmental impacts associated with the VCD’s activities authorized under the vector-control plan, specific to this County. VCD intends to prepare written responses to all public comments to consider and address all public concern.
Public Comments Submitted
The comments that were received from the public during the public review period for our Environmental Evaluation and during the 2012 Public Scoping period are listed in this summary document.
The District produced a document with two types of responses. The first type were designated as master responses. These address those issues that were repeatedly raised among the comments from multiple individuals, but which all have the same response from the District. The second type ware designated as individual responses, which need more specific response than is covered in the master responses.
The District received a total of 229 comments from 30 individuals and five organizations and produced a report including below.
The draft Environmental Evaluation was available for public review until February 28, 2015.
The following public meetings have been held:
Thursday, December 4: Department of Environmental Health’s auditorium-1555 Berger Dr., Building 2, San José, CA 95112
Thursday, December 11: Department of Environmental Health’s auditorium-1555 Berger Dr., Building 2, San José, CA 95112
Wednesday January 21: Lakewood Park MU room-834 Lakechime Dr, Sunnyvale, CA 94089
Wednesday, February 11: Campbell Community Center/Roosevelt room #80, 1 W. Campbell Ave, Campbell, CA 95008