Long Range Application No. LR18-1506 CEQA Transportation Vehicle Miles Travled ("VMT") Analysis Guidelines

Summary

SCH Number
2020080195
Lead Agency
Temecula, City of (City of Temecula)
Document Title
Long Range Application No. LR18-1506 CEQA Transportation Vehicle Miles Travled ("VMT") Analysis Guidelines
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
8/13/2020
Project Applicant
City of Temecula
Present Land Use
City-Wide

Document Description
NOE for Long Range Project No. LR18-1506 CEQA Transportation Vehicle Miles Traveled ("VMT") Analysis Guidelines: The City updated its Traffic Impact Analysis (TIA) Guidelines to conform to State Law Senate Bill (“SB”) 743 by replacing vehicle Level of Service (LOS) with Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) transportation analysis metric under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). While LOS will not be used under CEQA, a project applicant will still be required to analyze traffic impacts under the General Plan’s Circulation Elements as it relates to infrastructure requirements.

Contact Information
Sara Toma
City of Temecula
41000 Main Street
Temecula, CA 92590

Phone : (951) 506-5185
sara.toma@temeculaca.gov

Location

Cities
Temecula
Counties
Riverside
Regions
Citywide
Other Location Info
city-wide

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
14 CCR section 15378(a)
Reasons for Exemption
In accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), it has been determined that the adoption of the CEQA Traffic Analysis update VMT Thresholds and Guidelines, which is an action consistent with Senate Bill (“SB”) 743, will not result in a direct or reasonably foreseeable indirect physical change in the environment, and thus the Thresholds and Guidelines are not subject to CEQA (14 CCR § 15378 (a)). In addition, the Thresholds and Guidelines are not a “project” within meaning of CEQA pursuant to 14 CCR § 15378 (b)(5) and constitute an action involving procedures for the protection of the environment which is exempt from CEQA pursuant to 14 CCR § 15308. Finally, if the Thresholds and Guidelines are determined to be subject to CEQA, they are exempt therefrom because it can be seen with certainty that there is no possibility that these amendments will have a significant effect on the environment. (14 CCR § 15061 (b)(3)).

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
LR18-1506 NOE_Signed Final_OCR   PDF 65 K

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