City of Pinole Climate Action and Adaptation Plan and CEQA GHG Emissions Thresholds


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Pinole
Document Title
City of Pinole Climate Action and Adaptation Plan and CEQA GHG Emissions Thresholds
Document Type
NEG - Negative Declaration
Document Description
The Climate Action and Adaptation Plan is a strategic framework that establishes a specific pathway for how the City will reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and help the community prepare to adapt and become more resilient to the effects of climate change. The City is committed to a GHG emissions reduction target in line with the state’s goals for 2030 and 2045. The state’s goals are developed relative to the state’s 1990 GHG emission baseline. Senate Bill 32 establishes a goal to reduce statewide GHG by 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030, and Assembly Bill 1249 establishes the state’s goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2045. The City’s GHG targets were developed relative to the 2017 Community GHG emissions by back-casting to 1990. This back-cast utilized the change in statewide GHG emissions between 2017 and 1990 as a proxy for change in Pinole during the same period. As mentioned ,this 2030 GHG emissions goal was selected to be consistent with 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 measures and actions identified in the Climate Action and Adaptation Plan. To achieve the 2030 GHG emissions target, the City has developed 21 measures related clean electricity, building decarbonization, transportation decarbonization and sustainable land use planning, solid waste and water use reductions, community engagement, and climate adaptation. The CEQA GHG Emissions Thresholds establish quantitative efficiency 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.

Contact Information

Kapil Amin
Agency Name
City of Pinole
Job Title
Sustainability Fellow
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Contra Costa
Cross Streets
Other Location Info
All incorporated lands within the City of Pinole city limits

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 Fish and Wildlife, Marin Region 7 (CDFW), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC), California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), 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), Office of Historic Preservation, San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC), 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
Development Types
Other (Climate Action and Adaption Plan and GHG Emissions Thresholds)
Local Actions
CAAP and CEQA Thresholds
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Energy, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Solid Waste, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems, Wildfire
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End


Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form

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