First Student School Bus Yards Project - Notice of Scoping Meeting & Notice of Preparation of Focused EIR


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Colton
Document Title
First Student School Bus Yards Project - Notice of Scoping Meeting & Notice of Preparation of Focused EIR
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Present Land Use
M-1 zone
Document Description
The City of Colton (City), as lead agency under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), will prepare an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the First Student School Bus Yards Project (Proposed Project). In accordance with Section 15082 of the CEQA Guidelines, the City has issued this Notice of Preparation (NOP) to provide responsible agencies, trustee agencies, and other interested parties with information describing the Proposed Project and its potential environmental effects. The purpose of this notice is to: 1) Serve as the NOP of an EIR for the Office of Planning and Research (OPR), Responsible Agencies, public agencies involved in funding or approving the Proposed Project, and Trustee Agencies responsible for natural resources affected by the Proposed Project, pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15082; and 2) Advise and solicit comments and suggestions regarding the preparation of the EIR, environmental issues to be addressed in the EIR, and any other related issues, from interested parties, including interested or affected members of the public. The lead agency has determined through the preliminary environmental review process that the following environmental considerations may result in potentially significant effects as a result of the Proposed Project: • Air Quality • Cultural Resources • Greenhouse Gas Emissions • Transportation • Tribal Cultural Resources The Focused EIR will assess the effects of the Proposed Project on the environment, identify potentially significant impacts, identify feasible mitigation measures to reduce or eliminate potentially significant environmental impacts, and discuss potentially feasible alternatives to the Proposed Project that may accomplish basic objectives while lessening or eliminating any potentially significant project impacts. Scoping Meeting The CEQA process encourages environmentally-related comments and questions from the public throughout the planning process. Consistent with Section 21083.9 of the CEQA statute, a virtual Public Scoping Meeting will be held to solicit environmentally-related public comments on the scope and content of the EIR. The meeting will be held via Zoom on June 9, 2021 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. In order to participate in the meeting, please use the following link on the day and time of the meeting:

Contact Information

Steve Gonzalez
Agency Name
City of Colton
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Bernardino
Cross Streets
Key Street Bus Yard is located at 2001 West Key Street & Main Street Bus Yard is located at 111
Total Acres
Parcel #
0227-022-64 and 0227-021-14
State Highways
Santa Ana River

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Inland Deserts Region 6 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, California Department of Transportation, District 8 (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Santa Ana Region 8 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality
Development Types
Industrial (Site 1 (6,052 SF)/Site 2 (15,818 SF) of Industrial + 222 buses)(Sq. Ft. 21870, Acres 5.4, Employees 1)
Local Actions
Use Permit
Project Issues
Air Quality, Cultural Resources, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources


Draft Environmental Document [Draft IS, NOI_NOA_Public notices, OPR Summary Form, Appx,]
Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]

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