Cupertino Climate Action Plan Update and CEQA GHG Emissions Thresholds

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Cupertino
Document Title
Cupertino Climate Action Plan Update and CEQA GHG Emissions Thresholds
Document Type
NEG - Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Applicable to all land uses/zones/general plan designations in Cupertino
Document Description
The City of Cupertino is preparing the CAP Update as an update to the Cupertino 2015 CAP. The CAP Update includes measures and supportive actions addressing communitywide GHG emissions. The City is committed to a 3.39 metric tons (MT) of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) per capita GHG emissions reduction target (i.e., 60 percent below 1990 levels) by 2030 and a long-term goal of carbon neutrality by 2040. This 2030 GHG emissions goal was selected to be consistent with and exceed California Senate Bill 32 State emissions targets, CEQA, and the Bay Area Air Quality Management District guidelines for a qualified GHG emissions reduction strategy, and to be achievable by City-supported actions identified in the CAP Update. To achieve the Cupertino 2030 GHG emissions target, the City has developed 21 CAP measures related to building energy, transportation, waste, water/wastewater, carbon sequestration, and climate change adaptation. In addition, the City of Cupertino proposes to adopt quantitative CEQA GHG thresholds for use in evaluating whether a plan or project’s GHG emissions would result in a potentially significant environmental impact under CEQA for plans or projects with pre-2030 buildout or initial operation years. The CEQA GHG thresholds would be applied to plans or projects that cannot tier from the environmental analysis for the Cupertino CAP Update.

Contact Information

Andre Duurvoort
Agency Name
City of Cupertino
Job Title
Sustainability Manager
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Santa Clara
Cross Streets
Parcel #
State Highways
San Jose International Airport
All schools in Cupertino
All waterways in Cupertino

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Planning (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Energy Commission, California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Francisco Bay Region 2 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, 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
Development Types
Other (Citywide plan)
Local Actions
Climate Action Plan and GHG Thresholds
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cumulative Effects, Energy, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Land Use/Planning, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems
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Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form

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