East Contra Costa County Habitat Conservation Plan / Natural Community Conservation Plan (HCP/NCCP)

20 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Contra Costa County
Document Title
East Contra Costa County Habitat Conservation Plan / Natural Community Conservation Plan (HCP/NCCP)
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Document Description
The proposed HCP/NCCP is being prepared by the East Contra Costa County Habitat Conservation Plan Association (HCPA), a joint powers authority that is comprised of the Cities of Brentwood, Clayton, Oakley, and Pittsburg; Contra Costa County; the Contra Costa Water District (CCWD); and the East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD) The HCPA was formed to manage and fund development of the proposed HCP/NCCP for submission to US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and California Department of Fish and Game (CDFG). The proposed ECCC HCP/NCCP is a comprehensive, multi-jurisdictional plan that provides for regional species conservation and habitat planning while allowing the local land use jurisdictions that are applicants under the proposed HCP/HCCP to better manage anticipated growth and development in the Plan area. The proposed HCP/NCCP provides a coordinated process for permitting and mitigating the take of covered species as an alternative to the current project-by-project approach. USFWS and CDFG, by approving the proposed HCP/NCCP and issuing incidental take permits (ITPs), would provide the local authorities with take authorization for specific species during the course of otherwise lawful activities. Local authorities could then issue endangered species permits to project proponents that comply with the conditions of the proposed HCP/NCCP. The local authorities, through an implementing authority, would also be responsible for collecting fees from project proponents to implement broad conservation measures, including establishment of large preserve areas. The purpose of this EIR/EIS for the ECCC HCP/NCCP is to inform agency decision makers and the public regarding the anticipated significant environmental effects of the proposed project, potential measures to mitigate these significant effects, and reasonable alternatives that could reduce the significant environmental impacts of the proposed project to a less-than-significant level. The EIS/EIR evaluates the potential impacts of approval of the ECCC HCP/NCCP, including issuance of ITPs by USFWS and CDFG, and adoption of an implementing agreement (IA) for the proposed HCP/NCCP and other alternatives, including the no-action alternative.

Contact Information

John Kopchik
Agency Name
Contra Costa County Community Development
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Brentwood, Clayton, Oakley, Pittsburg
Contra Costa
Total Acres
State Highways
SR 4
Amtrak, BART, ATSF
Byron Airport
Antioch, Brentwood, Byron, Knightsen, Oakley, and Pittsburg USDs
Marsh Creek, Kellogg Creek, Brushy Creek, Briones Creek, Mt. Diablo Creek, Kirker Creek, Deer Cr
Other Information
Schools: Liberty Union High, Los Medanos College Waterways: Dry Creek, Willow Creek, Antioch Creek, and Los Vaqueros Reservoir

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Highway Patrol, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5 (RWQCB), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Francisco Bay Region 2 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Caltrans, Division of Aeronautics, Delta Protection Commission, Department of Water Resources, Office of Historic Preservation, Resources Agency, California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT), California Department of Conservation (DOC)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT), California Department of Conservation (DOC)
Development Types
Other (Habitat Preservation)
Local Actions
Project Issues
Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Geology/Soils, Hydrology/Water Quality, Mineral Resources, Noise, Transportation

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at state.clearinghouse@opr.ca.gov or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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