Environmental Documents

The San Diego County Water Authority is required by state and federal law to provide an analysis and public disclosure of the potential environmental impacts of its development projects. The protocol for this disclosure is pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA, California Public Resources Code § 21000 et seq.; CEQA Guidelines, California Code of Regulations Title 14 § 15000 et seq.). In certain cases, procedures must also meet federal requirements pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA, 42 U.S. Code 4321-4347).

Environmental Impact Reports 101

Click here for information intended to answer questions about the EIR process, define frequently used acronyms, and explain EIR terms.

Environmental Impact Reports and Negative Declarations

Click here for a selection of environmental documents prepared by the Water Authority available to view or download.

Documents for Public Comment

Click here for environmental documents currently open for public review and comment.

Helpful Links

California Environmental Quality Act Statute:

California Environmental Quality Act Guidelines:

National Environmental Policy Act:

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