Kern Council of Governments 2022 Regional Transportation Plan and Sustainable Communities Strategy


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Kern County Council of Governments
Document Title
Kern Council of Governments 2022 Regional Transportation Plan and Sustainable Communities Strategy
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation

Document Description
Pursuant to the federal FAST ACT authorization, Kern COG must prepare and update a transportation plan for its metropolitan planning area every four years to ensure that the plan adequately addresses future travel needs and is consistent with the federal Clean Air Act. Kern COG’s last RTP/SCS was adopted in 2018. The 2022 RTP/SCS is the culmination of a multi-year effort with the intent to improve the balance between land use and transportation systems. Kern COG is required by federal law to develop an RTP/SCS that determines the needs of the transportation system and prioritizes proposed transportation projects. The RTP/SCS is also necessary to obtain and allocate federal funding for regional transportation projects. Kern COG does not implement individual projects in the RTP/SCS; these projects will be implemented by local jurisdictions and other agencies. FAST ACT modifies existing state and MPO transportation planning processes and requires discussion of the types of potential environmental mitigation activities. Consultation activities are a part of the 2022 RTP/SCS and Program EIR development processes.

Contact Information
Yasmeen Hussain
Consulting Firm
811 W. 7th Street 2nd Floor Suite 200
Los Angeles , CA 90017

Phone : (909) 472-1464


Other Location Info
Kern County and all jurisdiction within the Kern Council of Governments

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Transportation:Other (Regional Transportation Plan)
Local Action
Regional Transportation Plan & Sustainable Communities Strategy
Project Issues
Air Quality Cumulative Effects Economics/Jobs Greenhouse Gas Emissions Growth Inducement Land Use/Planning Mandatory Findings of Significance Population/Housing Public Services Transportation
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB) California Department of Conservation (DOC) California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW) California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Habitat Conservation Planning (CDFW) California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) California Department of Justice, Attorney General's Office California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery California Department of Transportation, District 6 (DOT) California Department of Transportation, District 9 (DOT) California Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Planning (DOT) California Department of Water Resources (DWR) California Energy Commission California Fish and Game Commission (CDFGC) California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES) California Highway Patrol (CHP) California Natural Resources Agency California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Fresno Region 5 (RWQCB) California State Lands Commission (SLC) California Transportation Commission (CATC) Central Valley Flood Protection Board Department of Commerce Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Department of Toxic Substances Control Office of Historic Preservation State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, District 5 State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, District 6 State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights State Water Resources Control Board, Divison of Financial Assistance California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)


Draft Environmental Document [Draft IS, NOI_NOA_Public notices, OPR Summary Form, Appx,]
Kern COG 2022 RTP-SCS EIR NOP [041321]   PDF 1296 K Summary_Form_for_Document_Submittal   PDF 590 K
Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
NOC_5   PDF 292 K
State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]
2021050012_NAHC Comment   PDF 276 K

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