Reasons for Exemption
The Roripaugh Ranch Specific Plan was formally adopted in 2002. An Environmental Impact Report (EIR) was prepared and certified on December 17, 2002 as part of this effort. Since that time, five EIR Addendums have been prepared for the project area with the most recent adopted on January 14, 2020. The proposed project has been determined to be consistent with the previously adopted Roripaugh Ranch EIR Addendum and is exempt from further environmental review (Section 15162, Subsequent EIRs and Negative Declarations). Staff has reviewed the EIR, the First Addendum to the EIR adopted on April 23, 2013, the Second Addendum to the EIR adopted on March 22, 2016, the Third Addendum to the EIR adopted on January 23, 2018, the Fourth Addendum to the EIR adopted on November 6, 2019, the Fifth Addendum to the EIR adopted on January 14, 2020 (collectively, “Addenda”), and has determined that the proposed project is consistent with the EIR and Addenda as the proposed project merely implements the development that was already contemplated and analyzed by the EIR and Addenda. The EIR and Addenda analyzed the impacts of a private recreation center on site. As such, the proposed project does not require the preparation of a subsequent Environmental Impact Report or Mitigated Negative Declaration as none of the conditions described in Section 15162 of the CEQA Guidelines (14 Cal. Code Regs. 15162) exist. Additionally, the proposed project does not require the preparation of an addendum to the EIR as there are no changes or additions to the proposed project from what was analyzed by the EIR and the Addenda. Therefore, no further environmental review is required as all environmental impacts of the proposed project were analyzed, disclosed, and mitigated as set forth in the EIR and Addenda. Moreover, the mitigation measures imposed as part of the EIR and Addenda remain valid and applicable to the proposed project.