General Plan Noise & Safety Element Update/Land Use and Development Code Chapter III Amendment


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Lead Agency
Nevada County
Document Title
General Plan Noise & Safety Element Update/Land Use and Development Code Chapter III Amendment
Document Type
NEG - Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
This is a countywide project

Document Description
The project proposed to update the General Plan Noise Element (Chapter 9) and Safety Element (Chapter 10) according to the 2003 OPR General Plan Guidelines and more recent updates to state planning and zoning laws. The proposed General Plan text amendments (GP14-002) include: 1) incorporating the 2010 Truckee Tahoe and 2011 Nevada County Airport Land Use Compatibility Plans; 2) incorporating structural and formatting changes; 3) incorporating minor corrections and editing to clarify information; and, 4) incorporating minor corrections and editing issues to clarify information, replace acronyms with complete terms, and correct minor grammatical and reference errors. Additional amendments are proposed that specifically apply to the Safety Element which include: 1) updating the data, information and references with more current sources; 2) incorporating additional language to recognize that severe weather events present safety hazards in Nevada County; 3) revising policies where progress has been made or changes in situation have occurred; and 4) incorporating the 2011 Local Hazards Mitigation Plan (which replaced the 2000 Multi-Jurisdiction, Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan) in accordance with AB 2140 (Qualifying for Additional California Disaster Assistance Act State Share). Also included in this project is a proposed ordinance amendment (ORD 14-001) to amend the Land Use and Development Code (LUDC) Chapter III Airport Zoning ordinance to comprehensively update outdated policies by adopting specific sections of the Nevada County and Truckee Tahoe Airport Land Use Compatibility Plans by reference.

Contact Information
Kimberly Huner
Nevada County
950 Maidu Avenue, Suite 170
Nevada City, CA 95959

Phone : (530) 265-1423



Notice of Completion

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Local Action
General Plan Update General Plan Amendment General Plan Element Other Action Other Action: Ordinance Amend
Project Issues
Flood Plain/Flooding Forest Land/Fire Hazard Geologic/Seismic Noise Toxic/Hazardous Land Use Other Other Issues: ALUCPs
Reviewing Agencies
Cal Fire California Air Resources Board California Department of Conservation California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2 California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 3 California Highway Patrol California Native American Heritage Commission California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5 Caltrans, Division of Aeronautics Central Valley Flood Protection Board Delta Stewardship Council Department of Housing and Community Development Office of Emergency Services, California Resources Agency

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