Safety Element Update PLN19-0064; GPT19-0002; EIS19-0005


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Nevada County
Document Title
Safety Element Update PLN19-0064; GPT19-0002; EIS19-0005
Document Type
NEG - Negative Declaration
Project Applicant
County of Nevada
Present Land Use
All zoning districts and General Plan designations.

Document Description
The project is an update to the Nevada County Safety Element, Chapter 10 of the General Plan, which was previously adopted by Nevada County in 2014. The Safety Element update is required by Government Code Section 65302(9). The Safety Element addresses potential and existing hazards in the County, which are outlined in the following categories: Emergency Preparedness, Geological Hazards/Seismic Activity, Flood Hazards, Airport and Military Airspace Hazards, Hazardous Material and Mining Hazards, Public Safety Services and Facilities, Fire Hazards and Protection, and Severe Weather Hazards. Among other updates, two additional categories for Climate Change Resiliency and Mitigation, and Environmental Justice have been added to the Safety Element.

Contact Information
Sadie Caldas
Nevada County
950 Maidu Ave Ste 170
Nevada City, CA 95959

Phone : (530) 265-1345


Northern California Unincorporated
Total Acres

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Other (Policy Document Only - No Development)
Local Action
General Plan Element Other Action Safety Element Update
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Agricultural Land Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Coastal Zone Drainage/Absorption Flood Plain/Flooding Forest Land/Fire Hazard Geologic/Seismic Greenhouse Gas Emissions Housing Job Generation Minerals Noise Population/Housing Balance Public Services Recreation/Parks Schools/Universities Septic System Sewer Capacity Social Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Solid Waste Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation Tribal Cultural Resources Vegetation Water Quality Water Supply Wetland/Riparian Wildlife Growth Inducing Land Use Cumulative Effects Energy
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board California Department of Conservation California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2 California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection California Department of Housing and Community Development California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 3 California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics California Department of Water Resources California Governor's Office of Emergency Services California Highway Patrol California Native American Heritage Commission California Natural Resources Agency California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Lahontan South Lake Tahoe Region 6 California State Lands Commission Central Valley Flood Protection Board Department of Toxic Substances Control Office of Historic Preservation State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5


Environmental Document
2019120164_Notice of Public Hearing   PDF 1542 K Safety Element- Initial Study-ND   PDF 46987 K Safety Element- Summary Form- OPR   PDF 610 K
Safety Element- NOC with signature   PDF 2576 K
State Comments
2019120164_RWQCB   PDF 238 K

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