General Plan Update Draft Program Environmental Impact Report


SCH Number
Lead Agency
El Centro, City of (City of El Centro)
Document Title
General Plan Update Draft Program Environmental Impact Report
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation
Project Applicant
City of El Centro

Document Description
The City of El Centro is undertaking updates to the Land Use Element and Mobility Element of its General Plan and the creation of a new Environmental Justice Element. The General Plan was last updated in 2004. The updates are being funded by a grant from the Sustainable Communities Program administered by the California Department of Transportation. The intent of the updates is to improve sustainability, promote public health, and anticipate future advancements in transportation technology.

Contact Information
Angel Hernandez
City of El Centro
1275 W Main St. Community Development
El Centro, CA 92243

Phone : (760) 337-4545


El Centro
Other Location Info
The City encompasses approximately 11 square miles and is the largest city in the Imperial Valley. It is in the County of Imperial, Southern California, 11 miles north of the United States–Mexico border, is adjacent to the City of Imperial along its northern boundary, and is approximately 120 miles east of the City of San Diego. Interstate 8 provides a regional east–west connection, which leads to north–south connectivity by way of State Route 86 in the City and State Route 111 east of the City.

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Local Action
General Plan Update
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board California Department of Conservation California Department of Education California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Inland Deserts Region 6 California Department of Housing and Community Development California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics California Department of Water Resources California Energy Commission California Governor's Office of Emergency Services California Highway Patrol California Natural Resources Agency California Public Utilities Commission California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Colorado River Basin Region 7 California State Lands Commission Colorado River Board Department of General Services Department of Toxic Substances Control Office of Historic Preservation State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water California Native American Heritage Commission California Department of Transportation, District 11


Environmental Document
El Centro GP Update PEIR_Signature NOP   PDF 1421 K
Notice of Completion   PDF 314 K
State Comments
2020070349_Caltrans Comment   PDF 332 K 2020070349_NAHC Comment   PDF 372 K

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