The Nevada County Planning Department is providing you the attached Notice of Preparation (NOP) for the Van Norden Dam Spillway Modification Project Environmental Impact Report (EIR).
In discharging its duties under Section 15021 of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines, the County of Nevada, as lead agency, intends to prepare an EIR consistent with CEQA and the State CEQA Guidelines for the Van Norden Dam Spillway Modification project. The NOP will be circulated for a 30-day (January 31 through March 1, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.) review period and the County welcomes public input during this review period.
The NOP contains notice of the Public Scoping Meeting to be held February 21, 2018, from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m. at the Sugar Bowl Ski Resort in the Coldstream Conference Room, 629 Sugar Bowl Road, Norden CA. The purpose for the Public Scoping Meeting is to gather comments from agencies and the public to assist in identifying resources and issues that require addressing within the scope of the EIR analysis. Comments received during the NOP review period including the Public Scoping Meeting will also inform the development of the alternatives the EIR will evaluate.