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PUBLIC SCOPING COMMENT PART 6 TIMELINE

 

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Continued from PART 6(a)

TIMELINE 1969 TO 1995
CREATION OF STATE AND FEDERAL ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION LAWS
1969 Since 1969, the State of California has required that local governments prepare and adopt General Plans to guide future development within their jurisdictions. Mandatory elements of the General Plan were Land Use and Circulation Elements. Supplemental Enviornmental Impact Statement for the Eastern Transportation Corridor EIS 2-1 Appendix G History of Cooperative Corridor and Open Space Planning in Orange County
1969 (NEPA) National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 [42 U.S.C. § 4321 et seq. (1969) Effective January 1, 1970
DEVELOPMENT OF AN ORANGE COUTY REGIONAL MOBILITY PLAN
1970 In 1970, the California Legislature adopted additional requirements for preparation of an Open Space Element and Plan. Supplemental Enviornmental Impact Statement for the Eastern Transportation Corridor EIS 2-1 Appendix G History of Cooperative Corridor and Open Space Planning in Orange County
April 3, 1970 The Environmental Quality Improvement Act of 1970 amended (NEPA) National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 vesting a Council on Environmental Quality. This Council has cabinet status and the head of this council is appointed by the president.
1970  (CEQA) California Environmental Quality Act Public Resource Code Section 21000 et seq
CREATION OF LONG TERM PLANNING, REQUIRED ZONING AND SUBDIVISION CONSISTENCY
1970 SInce 1969, the State of California required local governments to prepare and adopt General Plans to guide future development within their Jurisdictions. In 1970 The California Legislature adopted requirements for preparation of an Open Space Element and Plan as an integral part of the local government General Plan.

1971

Added April 3, 2021 

The California State Park at San Onofre State Beach Lines in the Sand p. 1129


"Encompassing 3,000 acres of scenic canyons and over three miles of sandy coastline near the border between Orange County and San Diego County, San Onofre State Beach is one of the most popular and beloved parks in California’s state park system. Created in 1971 by President Richard Nixon with the support of Governor Ronald Reagan, San Onofre is the fourth most visited state park in California, receiving over 2.5 million visitors a year. At the time of San Onofre’s dedication, State Parks Director William Penn Mott Jr. announced that “this beach and the backup land represents [sic] the finest beach in one contiguous stretch in the United States.”.

1972 CA Government Code Title 7 Section 6500-66499.58 Mandates comprehensive long-term planning and required zoning and subdivision consistency with the plan. 
September 21, 1972  Friends of Mamoth v. Board of Supervisors [Sac. No. 7924. Supreme Court of California. September 21, 1972.] Mandated enviornmental review of private projects.
CREATING ORANGE COUNTY MASTER PLAN OF ARTERIAL HIGHWAYS
1972 - 1975

The Orange County Board of Supervisors initiate the Southeast Orange County Circulation Plan (SEOCCS) for the purpose of developing an information base to revise the Mater Plan of Arterial Highways (MPAH) in Southeast Orange County. The study was completed in 1975 . The SEOCCS identified four growth or land use alternatives, two included the Foothill Transportation Corridor (FTC) running parallel to the I-5 south of SR55 Eastern Transportation Corridor SEIS Supplemental Enviornmental Impact Statement for the Eastern Transportation Corridor EIS 2-1 page 1-1

August 1975 Southeast Orange County Circulation Plan Study (SEOCCS) is completed by the County of Orange. Two of the four alternatives addressed included a "Foothill Corridor" running parallel to I-5 south of SR 55 This study provided the basis for a revision to the County's Master Plan of Arterial Highways (MPAH) Supplemental Enviornmental Impact Statement for the Eastern Transportation Corridor EIS 2-1 Table 1-1  
1976 Three transportation corridors (241/Foothill, 133-241-261/Eastern, and 73/San Joaquin Hills) appears in the Southeast Orange County Circulation Study 
1977 The Federal Clean Air Act Amendments of 1977 require that designated agencies in areas of the nation that do not meet federal clean air standards prepare plans demonstrating steps that will bring areas into compliance. Designated air planning agencies for Orange County are the South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) and SCAG. These agencies have prepared an Air Quality Management Plan (AQMP) that contains a series of growth forecasts and management plans including the Regional Mobility Plan (RMP) and the Growth Management Plan (GMP). Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Eastern Transportation Corridor EIS 2-1 page IX-5
May 1978 The California Transportation Commission (CTC) was established by Assembly Bill 402 Chapter 1106, Statutes of 1977 .
August 1978 California Transportation Commission revised Regional Transportation Plan Guidelines August 1978
1979 Air Quality Implementation Plan (SIP) State Implementation Plan Status Report 

EPA has established the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for six "criteria" air pollutants - which are widespread common pollutants known to be harmful to human health:

  1. Carbon monoxide pollution
  2. Lead air pollution
  3. Nitrogen oxide pollution
  4. Ozone pollution
  5. Particulate matter pollution
  6. Sulfur dioxide pollution

Under the Federal Clean Air Act, a metropolitan planning organization (MPO) must certify that the transportation projects it approves are in conformity with SIP. In the South Coast Air Basin SCAG is the MPO. Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Eastern Transportation Corridor EIS 2-1 page IV-116

1979 ORANGE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS BEGINS STUDY OF FOOTHILL TRANSPORTATION CORRIDOR
December 1979 Orange County Board of Supervisors adopts Resolution 79-1878 to fund the study of the Foothill Transportation Corridor (FTC). The western most segment of the Corridor included the area now known as Eastern Transportation Corridor (ETC)Supplemental Environmentall Impact Statement for the Eastern Transportation Corridor EIS 2-1 Table 1-1 
1980 MultiModal Transportation Study (MMTS) completed by Orange County Transportation Commission. The study identified the need for a major highway in the foothills of Santa Ana Mountains and included the Corridor in "Orange County's Blueprint for the Future". Supplemental Enviornmental Impact Statement for the Eastern Transportation Corridor EIS 2-1 Table 1-1 
October 1980 Northeast Orange County Circulation Study (NEOCCS) completed by the County of Orange. It recommended a 1995 circulation systme including a major highway corridor parallel to SR 55 between I-5 and SR 91. Supplemental Enviornmental Impact Statement for the Eastern Transportation Corridor EIS 2-1 Table 1-1 
August 1981 In August 1981 the Orange County Board of Supervisors added the ETC and FTC to the Orange County MPAH as conceptually proposed facilities. A 125 square mile study area and a number of alignments were defined for baseline environmental studies and preliminary engineering analysis.  Supplemental Enviornmental Impact Statement for the Eastern Transportation Corridor EIS 2-1  page 1-1
August 1981 The County adopts Resolution No 81-1279 to add ETC to the MPAH as a concetual facility. Supplemental Enviornmental Impact Statement for the Eastern Transportation Corridor EIS 2-1 Table 1-1 and page IX-4
August 1981

Final SOCTIIP EIR/SEIR 123 was certified by the County of Orange in 1981 and resulted in a conceptual alignment for a transportation corridor facility being placed on the County's Master Plan of Arterial Highways (MPAH).

The MPAH shows the alignment of the existing FTC-N and a conceptual alignment for the FTC-S. State Routes 73, 133, 241 and 261 were roughly sketched onto the county's road plans.  

Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Eastern Transportation Corridor EIS 2-1 Table 1-1

1982 Air Quality Implementation Plan (SIP) Revision was approved regarding (CO) Carbon Monoxide and O (Ozone) This approval was overturned by Abromowitz V. EPA (1987) 832 F.2d 1071. Disapproval of the 1982 SIP left the 1979 SIP in effect.
RANCHO MISSION VIEJO BEGINS SUBDIVIDING PARCELS IN PREPARATION FOR DEVELOPMENT
September 3, 1982

SUBDIVISION MAP ACT: RMV STARTS CREATING NEW PARCELS

Certificate of Compliance CC 82-2 Instrument No: 198200313505, subdivided ranch land owned by Rancho Mission Viejo and established 9 new parcels of land shown on tract map 82-107.

Owner of Record: Rancho Mission Viejo
28811 Ortega Highway PO Box 9
San Juan Capistrano CA 92675
Phone: (714) 831-6450

December 1982 California Transportation Commission revised Regional Transportation Plan Guidelines December 1982
May 25, 1983 Foothill Transportation Corridor Agency EIR #123 is Certified by the County and Circulation Element Amendment No. 81.1 is adopted to place the FTC and Portola Parkway on the MPAH. Decisions on ETC segment was deferred until later.Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Eastern Transportation Corridor EIS 2-1 Table 1-1
November 1983

The Orange County Environmental Management Agency (OCEMA) began Phase I (November 1983 to February 1986) of the ETC study commenced involving a 125 mile study area between I-5 and SR 91.Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Eastern Transportation Corridor EIS 2-1 Table 1-1 and page II-15

March 1984 ETC study scope amended to include Weir Canyon/Peters Canyon Road Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Eastern Transportation Corridor EIS 2-1 Table 1-1
September 1984 ETC Master Environmental Baseline Study (Volumes I and II) completed by the County. Volume I documented existing environmental conditions in the ETC study area defined between I-5 and SR 91. Volume II provided the Technical appendices for Volume I. Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Eastern Transportation Corridor EIS 2-1 Table 1-1 and page II-15
1985 The ETC is included in the 1985 Regional Transportation Program (RTP) prepared by (SCAG) Southern California Association of Governments. Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Eastern Transportation Corridor EIS 2-1 page IX-4
May 1985

ETC Master Environmental Baseline Study (Volume III) completed by the County. This Volume documented existing environmental conditions in the ETC study area south of I-5 where ETC facilities would transition to the arterial network.Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Eastern Transportation Corridor EIS 2-1 Table 1-1 and page II-2 and page XIII-I

Report: Eastern Transportation Corridor Matrix Evaluation Process Phase I Scoping Report (May 1985)

July 31, 1985 Phase I of the ETC study was the scoping phase that involved data collection, evaluation of conceptual studies, preliminary engineering analysis and preparation of baseline engineering and environmental studies. Phase I culminated in an Orange County Board of Supervisors hearing on July 31, 1985, where the Board received a report on the scoping process and provided direction to expand the environmental baseline analysis to include Corridor routes located easterly of the original Phase I alignments. The Final San Joaquin Hills Transportation Corridor EIR was Certified by the TCA . Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Eastern Transportation Corridor EIS 2-1 page XIII-I
THE TCA WAS FORMED TO CONSTRUCT TOLL ROADS IN SOUTH ORANGE COUNTY
1986 The TCA was formed in 1986 pursuant to the Joint Exercise of Powers Act (Government Code sections 6500 et. seq.) as a Joint Powers Authority to fund and construct toll roads in Orange County in part due to substantial decreases in the availability of state and federal transportation funding. It was decided at that time that the FTC would be constructed as a toll road and added to the State Highway System. Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Eastern Transportation Corridor EIS 2-1  page II-15
1986 The Foothill Transportation Corridor Alternatives Alignment Analysis (County of Orange and TCA, 1986) EIS/SEIR and Draft Section 4(f) Evaluation for South Orange County Transportation Infrastructure Improvement Project page 1-2
January 1986

ETC Master Environmental Baseline Study (Volume IV) completed by the County. Volume IV documented existing environmental conditions in the expanded ETC study area that ultimately became known as the East Leg. The County Board of Supervisors subsequently adopted a reduced number of alternatives to be addressed in more detail in Phase II of the ETC study in a Tier I Route Location Study EIR.Supplemental Enviornmental Impact Statement for the Eastern Transportation Corridor EIS 2-1 Table 1-1 and page II-2

Report County of Orange, Eastern Transportation Corridor Matrix Evaluation Process Supplemental Alternatives Analysis (January 1986)

February 1986

The Orange County Environmental Management Agency (OCEMA) completed Phase I of the ETC study Supplemental Enviornmental Impact Statement for the Eastern Transportation Corridor EIS 2-1 Table 1-1 and page II-15

Phase I environmental baseline studies:

County of Orange Master Environmental Baseline Study (MEBS) Volume I (September 1984)

County of Orange Master Environmental Baseline Study (MEBS) Volume II: Appendices (September 1984)

County of Orange Master Environmental Baseline Study (MEBS) Volume III: Transition Area (May 1985)

County of Orange Master Environmental Baseline Study (MEBS) Volume IV: Supplemental Alternatives Analysis (January 1986)

February 4, 1986 The Orange County Board of Supervisors adopted a resolution which eliminated certain ETC alternative links for evaluation in later phases because they were environmentally inferior. 18 ETC links were carried forward to Phase II for more detailed engineering and environmental studies. Supplemental Enviornmental Impact Statement for the Eastern Transportation Corridor EIS 2-1 page II-15 and page XIII-I
May 1986 Foothill/Easter/I-5 Bottleneck Analysis completed by the Orange County Transportation Commission. The study addressed transportation system performance socio-economic effects and land use compatibility issues related to the anticipated bottleneck resulting from the then planned FTC/ETC interchange near East Tustin area. Nose of the potential bottleneck solutions were pursued following extensive opposition from area residents. Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Eastern Transportation Corridor EIS 2-1 Table 1-1
July 1986 A revised NOP was distributed by the County of Orange. The Final San Joaquin Hills Transportation Corridor EIR was Certified by the TCA . Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Eastern Transportation Corridor EIS 2-1 page XIII-2
September 1986

In September 1986 Caltrans submitted its evaluation of the regional transportation plans to the CTC. With its evaluation was the recommendation that the existing guidelines be revised to reflect changes that have occurred since the previous guidelines were adopted,

Foothill Transportation Corridor Cristianitos Segment Alternative Alignment Analysis (County of Orange, September 1986) Supplemental Enviornmental Impact Statement for the Eastern Transportation Corridor EIS page 11-16

November 20, 1986 Scoping Meeting For EIR 451 Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Eastern Transportation Corridor EIS 2-1 page II-16
October 1987 California Transportation Commission revised Regional Transportation Plan Guidelines October 1987
1987

Senate Bill 1413 passed authorizing Toll Roads Authorizing Toll Roads in Orange County

Chapter 1402 - Senate Bill 1413 (Seymour)

This act authorizes the construction of toll roads in Orange County. The purpose of the toll roads is to provide a funding mechanism for highways and to help reduce congestion. Prior to charging tolls on roads, a local resolution must be enacted declaring that funding is not available from any federal, state, or other source. Toll roads constructed pursuant to this act must be designed and constructed to the standards and specifications of the Department of Transportation, and be constructed parallel to other public highways and roads. The toll road may be transferred to the state, subject to an agreement on terms and conditions satisfactory to the Director of the Department of Transportation. This act will have only a minor cost impact on the Department of Transportation to review and approve plans for any toll roads in Orange County.

https://lao.ca.gov/reports/1987/11_87_major_financial_legislation_enacted_in_1987.pdf page 19

1987 SB 151 was signed into law which gave AQMD significant new powers. Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Eastern Transportation Corridor EIS 2-1 Appendix J
1988 The California Clean Air Act (CCAA) was enacted Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Eastern Transportation Corridor EIS 2-1 Appendix J AQMP Conformity Summary
1988 REGIONAL MOBILITY PLAN WAS ADOPTED AND THE MASTER PLAN OF ARTERIAL HIGHWAYS WAS REVISED. SR 241 CODIFIED.
1988 Regional Mobility Plan Adopted.Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Eastern Transportation Corridor EIS 2-1 Table 1-1
CODIFICATION OF SR 241 AS A TOLLED ROAD
1988

The California Legislature establishes the framework for the state highway system by describing each route by statute, specifically, in the California Streets and Highways Code. Chapter 1363 (now codified at California Streets and Highways Code section 541) defines SR 241 as:

"Route 241 is from Route 5 south of San Clemente to Route 91 in the City of Anaheim". 

Route 241 was legislated to bypass San Clemente and connect to Route 5 in San Diego CountyNeither TCA, the County of Orange or Caltrans has the authority to alter a route from it's statutory alignment. Without an amendment to California Streets and Highways Code section 541, SR 241 cannot connect to Route 5 in San Clemente, the connection must be south of San Clemente in San Diego County.

February 11, 1988 The State Legislature approved Senate Bills 2048 Toll Facilities Maintenance Costs: and Senate Bill 2049 An Act to add Section 307 to the Streets and Highways Code 
March 16, 1988 Pursuant to NEPA requirements, the lead Federal Agency for this project, FHWA, published the Notice of Intent (NOI) in the Federal Register on March 16, 1988. AN Initial Study/NOP was prepared consistent with the requirements of CEQA.Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Eastern Transportation Corridor EIS 2-1 page XIII-4
April 1988 Phase II Draft EIR 451 was circulated for public review between February and April 1988 The Final San Joaquin Hills Transportation Corridor EIR was Certified by the TCA . Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Eastern Transportation Corridor EIS 2-1 page XIII-2
May 1988 All comments received in the Draft EIR and written responses to those comments were published in the Eastern Transportation Corridor Agency Phase II- Final Environmental Impact Report No. 451 Response to Comments (May 1988) The Final San Joaquin Hills Transportation Corridor EIR was Certified by the TCA.  Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Eastern Transportation Corridor EIS 2-1 page XII-2
May 10, 1988 Orange County Planning Commission Public Hearing and meetings on Phase II Route Location Study  Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Eastern Transportation Corridor EIS 2-1 page XIII-2
May 23, 1988 The Marine Corps Camp Pendleton in consultation with the TCA agreed to one potential alignment of the FTC on base subject to stipulations including the stipulation that any toll road alignment on camp Pendleton must not impact or interfere with the operational flexibility of the Marine Corps mission at the base.In 1992, the TCA, Camp Pendleton, the City of San Clemente and the State Parks Department mutually agreed on one alignment for the FTC toll road on the base. ("Statement of Intent Regarding Foothill Transportation Corridor Oso Parkway to I-5, Modified C Alignment," March 4, 1992). That alignment previously known as the Modified "C" alignment, then later the CP alignment, and now referred to as the Far Wast Corridor alignment, represents the one and only alignment which meets the Marine Corps 1988 stipulation for constructing a corridor project on Camp Pendleton.
May 24, 1988 Public Hearing and meetings on Phase II Route Location Study, the Orange County Planning Commission recommended the certification of Final EIR 451 (Resolution No. PC-88-50) Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Eastern Transportation Corridor EIS 2-1 page XIII-2
June 8, 1988

The Orange County Board of Supervisors certified EIR 451 as being complete, adequate and in full compliance with CEQA (Resolution No. 88-827) ETC Route Location Study EIR No. 451 certified by the County Board of Supervisors adopted a preferred set of route alternatives for further study in the subsequent EIR and Federal Environmental process.  TCA and the County of Orange adopted network alternative E1 as the proposed project to be carried forward for more detailed study in the current EIS. This included links 8, 12, 21A, 64, 64A, 72A and 83B Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Eastern Transportation Corridor EIS 2-1 Table 1-1 and page 11-20 and page VI-17 and page XIII-2 and page XXX-2 and page XIII-2.

June 9, 1988

Foothill/Eastern TCA  Public Hearing and meetings on Phase II Route Location Study. Foothill/Easter Transportation Corridor Agency (TCA) adopts alternatives to be carried forward into Phase III of the ETC study for construction level analysis in a Tier EIR/EIS accordingly.  Supplemental Enviornmental Impact Statement for the Eastern Transportation Corridor EIS 2-1 page XIII-2

June 22, 1988 Orange County Board of Supervisors (Resolution 88-929) adopted the same alternatives as the TCA and directs staff to prepare to prepare an amendment to the MPAH. Phase II of the ETC Route Location Study culminated with the Board of Supervisors and TCA actions in June 1988  Supplemental Enviornmental Impact Statement for the Eastern Transportation Corridor EIS 2-1 Appendix E Resolution No. 88-929
July 1988 Tustin Hills Homeowners Coalition (THHC) initiated a lawsuit challenging the approvals granted by the County and TCA. The suit was withdrawn pursuant to a Settlement Agreement under which the TCA agreed to address concerns through specific air quality and noise studies to be incorporated into the Tier II EIS. Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Eastern Transportation Corridor EIS 2-1 page XIII-3
August 1988 Phase III of the ETC study commenced. Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Eastern Transportation Corridor EIS 2-1 Table 1-1 and XIII-4
September 1988 MPAH amended to reflect adopted ETC alignments. Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Eastern Transportation Corridor EIS 2-1 Table 1-1
October 5, 1988 TCA Public Affair meetings with the Public ETC Citizens Meeting Santa Ana Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Eastern Transportation Corridor EIS 2-1 page XIII-9
November 17, 1988 TCA Public Affair meetings with the Public ETC Citizens Meeting Santa Ana Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Eastern Transportation Corridor EIS 2-1 page XIII-9
December 1988 1988- Kick Off Meeting. Agency Coordination begins. TCA met with representatives from USFWS and CDFG. Other participants included County of Orange, CDMG and P&D Technologies. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE) was contacted to confirm the use of the Unified Federal Method of Wetland delineation. Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Eastern Transportation Corridor EIS 2-1  XIII-10
1989 to 1991

From 1989 to 1991, the TCA prepared TCA EIR No. 3, for the selection of a locally-preferred alignment for the Foothill-South.

TCA EIR No. 3 was circulated for a 60-day review period which included public hearings.

A Supplemental EIR ("SEIR") was then circulated containing changes to the "C" Alignment through San Onofre State Beach.  The "Modified C Alignment," which was selected as the locally-preferred alternative by the TCA and is consistent with the codified route for the SR 241.

Following input from the United States Fish and Wildlife Services, the "Modified "C" Alignment was further modified and named the "CP Alignment." The CP Alignment went around San Clemente and connected to Route 5 south of the San Clemente city limits at Basilone Road.

1989

1989 (AQMP) Air Quality Management Plan. In 1989, SCAG, AQMD and CARB approved a new AQMP for the Basin. The AQMP has not beenn approved by the EPA as part of the SIP, but it is the most current regional air quality plan approved at the state level. Following disapproval of the 1982 SIP and failure to meet the dealine for attainment of CO and ONational Ambient Air Quality Standards, EPA initiated a (FIP) Federal Implementation Plan in Coalition for Clean Air v Reilly (1988). Development of the FIP was superseded by the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990. Supplemental Enviornmental Impact Statement for the Eastern Transportation Corridor EIS 2-1 page IV-116

1989 The District Management Plan (DSMP) provides multi-modal, multi jurisdictional systems strategies for evaluating and recommending improvements to transporattion systems. The (DSMP) was adopted in 1989 . It includes and alignment for FTC-S consistent with the FEC-M Alternative. It is anticipated that any SOCTIIP Alternative which proposes improvements other than to SR 241 (arterial and I 5 improvements) or which does not extend the FTC-S as included in the DMSP. Environmental Impact Statement/Subsequent Environmental Impact Report and Draft Section 4(f) Evaluation for the South Orange County Transportation Infrastructure Improvement Project (SOCTIIP) page 1-4
January 1989 Section 531 of the State Streets and Highways Code became effective. Under this law, the use of State and/or Federal funds for any purpose related to the ETC or FTC was prohibited until an irrevocable offer to the County of Orange was recorded to permanently dedicate 5,360 acres of land for Limestone Canyon Regional Park. One of the purposes of the legislation was to encourage consolidated mitigation for land development in this part of northeast Orange County and the ETC. As part of the EOPC Final EIR, a 693 acre land area was reserved for use as a large scale habitat in Limestone Canyon Regional Park, as part of the East Orange Limestone dedication program and for use as appropriate in the mitigation of ETC impacts. A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was entered into by the City of Orange, County of Orange and the Irvine Company which provides the vehicle for the proposed dedication of Limestone Canyon Regional Park to occur. Eastern Transportation Corridor SEIS page IV-31
January 10, 1989 TCA/Caltrans filed a NOP with the Office of Planning and Research (OPR) and in several papers. Supplemental EnvironmentalImpact Statement for the Eastern Transportation Corridor EIS 2-1 page XIII-4
January 10, 1989 Scoping Meeting Irvine CA  Supplemental EnvironmentalImpact Statement for the Eastern Transportation Corridor EIS 2-1 page XIII-4
January 12, 1989 Scoping Meeting Santa Ana CA  Supplemental EnvironmentalImpact Statement for the Eastern Transportation Corridor EIS 2-1 page XIII-4
February 2, 1989 TCA Public Affair meetings with the Public ETC Citizens Meeting Santa Ana Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Eastern Transportation Corridor EIS 2-1 page XIII-9
March 16, 1989 TCA Public Affair meetings with the Public ETC Citizens Meeting Santa Ana Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Eastern Transportation Corridor EIS 2-1 page XIII-9
May 4, 1989 TCA meeting with SHPO re: Irvine Agriculture Headquarters. Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Eastern Transportation Corridor EIS 2-1 page XIII-9
May 31, 1989 TCA Public Affair meetings with the Public ETC Citizens Meeting Santa Ana Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Eastern Transportation Corridor EIS 2-1 page XIII-9
November 2, 1989 TCA Public Affair meetings with the Public ETC Citizens Meeting Santa Ana Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Eastern Transportation Corridor EIS 2-1 page XIII-9
November 9, 1989 TCA meeting with the County of Orange re: impacts related to County Parks. Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Eastern Transportation Corridor EIS 2-1 page XIII-9
December 1989 TCA meetings with the City of Irvine, Irvine Historical Society, the Irvine Company re: Irvine Agriculture Headquarters Complex. Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Eastern Transportation Corridor EIS 2-1 page XIII-9
January 10, 1990 TCA Public Affair Citizens Workshop: Traffic Numbers Costa Mesa Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Eastern Transportation Corridor EIS 2-1 page XIII-9
Janaury 17, 1990 TCA Public Affair Citizens Workshop: Litigant's Alignment Alternatives Costa Mesa Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Eastern Transportation Corridor EIS 2-1 page XIII-9
January 23, 1990 TCA meetings with the City of Irvine, Irvine Historical Society, the Irvine Company re: Irvine Agriculture Headquarters Complex. Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Eastern Transportation Corridor EIS 2-1 page XIII-9
January 24, 1990 TCA Public Affair Citizens Workshop: Air Quality and Noise Impacts Costa Mesa Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Eastern Transportation Corridor EIS 2-1 page XIII-9
January 31, 1990 TCA ETC Citizen's Meeting: Traffic Numbers and Noise/Air Quality Tustin Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Eastern Transportation Corridor EIS 2-1 page XIII-9
February 13, 1990 Farmland Conserversion Impact Rating Form Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Eastern Transportation Corridor EIS 2-1 Appendix C
February 22, 1990 TCA Public Affair Citizens Workshop: Air Quality and Noise Impacts Costa Mesa Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Eastern Transportation Corridor EIS 2-1 page XIII-9
March 6, 1990  Public Presentations updating the ETC status and schedule Foothill Community Association Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Eastern Transportation Corridor EIS 2-1 page XIII-9
March 27, 1990 TCA meetings with the Irvine Company concerning coordination of the ETC alignment with proposed land development. Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Eastern Transportation Corridor EIS 2-1 page XIII-9
March 29, 1990 TCA meetings with the City of Irvine, Irvine Historical Society, the Irvine Company re: Irvine Agriculture Headquarters Complex. Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Eastern Transportation Corridor EIS 2-1 page XIII-9
April 4, 1990 TCA meeting with Woodbridge Homeowners' Association Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Eastern Transportation Corridor EIS 2-1 page XIII-9
April 4, 1990 TCA Public Affair Citizens Workshop: Air Quality and Noise Impacts Costa Mesa Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Eastern Transportation Corridor EIS 2-1 page XIII-9
April 5, 1990 TCA meetings with the Irvine Company concerning coordination of the ETC alignment with proposed land development. Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Eastern Transportation Corridor EIS 2-1 page XIII-9
April 25, 1990 ETC Citizen's Meeting: Aesthetics Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Eastern Transportation Corridor EIS 2-1 page XIII-9
April 30, 1990 TCA meetings with the Irvine Company concerning coordination of the ETC alignment with proposed land development. Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Eastern Transportation Corridor EIS 2-1 page XIII-9
May 4, 1990 TCA meetings with the Irvine Company concerning coordination of the ETC alignment with proposed land development. Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Eastern Transportation Corridor EIS 2-1 page XIII-9
May 14, 1990 TCA Public Affair Citizens Workshop: Noise Impacts Costa Mesa Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Eastern Transportation Corridor EIS 2-1 page XIII-9
May 30, 1990 TCA Public Affair Citizens Workshop: Air Quality Impacts Costa Mesa Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Eastern Transportation Corridor EIS 2-1 page XIII-9
May 31, 1990 Public Presentations updating the ETC status and schedule Anaheim Hills Citizen's Coalition Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Eastern Transportation Corridor EIS 2-1 page XIII-9
June 8, 1990 TCA meetings with the Irvine Company concerning coordination of the ETC alignment with proposed land development. Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Eastern Transportation Corridor EIS 2-1 page XIII-9
July 1990 Wetlands Delination Forms Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Eastern Transportation Corridor EIS 2-1 Appendix K
July 2, 1990 TCA meetings with the Irvine Company concerning coordination of the ETC alignment with proposed land development. Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Eastern Transportation Corridor EIS 2-1 page XIII-9
July 31, 1990 TCA meetings with the City of Irvine, Irvine Historical Society, the Irvine Company re: Irvine Agriculture Headquarters Complex. Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Eastern Transportation Corridor EIS 2-1 page XIII-9
1990 Tustin Hills Settlement Agreement Laguna Greenbelt v San Joaquin Hills Transportation Corridor Agency Draft EIR/EIS 2 re: Air Quality
1990 Clean Air Act Amendments require submission of a SIP conforming to the Amendments by 1992. Supplemental EnvironmentalImpact Statement for the Eastern Transportation Corridor EIS 2-1 page IV-116
March 1990

TCA certified final Supplemental EIR 423, which evaluated the northern portion of the FTC as a toll facility. The northern portion of the FTC ("Foothill-North"), was constructed in segments from 1995 to 1998 and begins at Oso Parkway near Rancho Santa Margarita and proceeds north where it terminates at SR-91 near the Santa Ana River in the City of Anaheim. Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Eastern Transportation Corridor EIS 2-1 page III-41 

March 16, 1990 TCA meetings with Orange County Transit District (OCTD) re: East Leg structure over their existing maintenance and operation facility on Sand Canyon Avenue. Supplemental EnvironmentalImpact Statement for the Eastern Transportation Corridor EIS 2-1 page XIII-9
March 28, 1990 TCA submits a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) permit application to construct the ETC adjacent to the MCAS- El Toro. Supplemental EnvironmentalImpact Statement for the Eastern Transportation Corridor EIS 2-1 page XIII-8
April 1990 ETC Screenbeck EIR/EIS submitted to Caltrans and FHWA for reviewSupplemental EnvironmentalImpact Statement for the Eastern Transportation Corridor EIS 2-1 Table 1-1
April 17, 1990 TCA meeting with Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) re: SR 91 and Santa Ana Canyon Road Extension Supplemental EnvironmentalImpact Statement for the Eastern Transportation Corridor EIS 2-1 page XIII-9
June 19, 1990 TCA meeting with Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) re: SR 91 and Santa Ana Canyon Road Extension Supplemental EnvironmentalImpact Statement for the Eastern Transportation Corridor EIS 2-1 page XIII-9
June 20, 1990  Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) permit application to construct the ETC adjacent to the MCAS- El Toro is approved by the (FAA) Federal Avaition Administration. Supplemental EnvironmentalImpact Statement for the Eastern Transportation Corridor EIS 2-1 page XIII-8
July 1990  ETC Pre-Draft EIR/EIS submitted to Caltrans and FHWA for review. Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Eastern Transportation Corridor EIS 2-1 Table 1-1
July 1990 The Etc alignments were examined to determine jurisdictional limits of (ACOE) Army Corps of Engineers pursuant to Section 404 of the Clean Water Act.Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Eastern Transportation Corridor EIS 2-1 page IV-55
December 27, 1990

USFWS lists 19 species of plants native to California that are endangered or threatened. USFWS lists 37 species of animals native to California that are endangered or threatened. Supplemental Environmental   Impact Statement for the Eastern Transportation Corridor EIS 2-1 page IV-41 and page XIII-9 and Appendix I USFWS Species List

November 8, 1991 to January 17, 1992 The DEIS for ETC was released for public review Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Eastern Transportation Corridor EIS 2-1 page XIII-10
1991 1991 AQMP. SCAG and AQMD prepared a 1991 AQMP up-date to focus on compliance with the Amendments to Clean Air Act. Under the provision of this Act, there can be no net increase in mobile source emissions after the year 1997 and by 1999, the average vehicle occupancy rate must be 1.5 Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Eastern Transportation Corridor EIS 2-1 page IV-118
THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA ENACTS (NCCP) THE NATURAL CONSERVATION PLANNING ACT OF 1991 AND CREATES THE FIRST NCCP/HCP REGIONAL PLAN PILOT PROGRAM FOR ENVIORNMENTAL REVIEW OF DEVELOPMENT FOR LARGE TRACTS OF LAND
1991  (NCCP) Natural Community Conservation Planning Act of 1991 (AB 2172) adopted by California Legislature: California Fish and Game Code Section 2800 Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Eastern Transportation Corridor EIS 2-1 page IV-47
March 1991

In March 1991, the (ACOE) Army Corps of Engineers was contacted concerning wetlands and biological reports sent to the ACOE earlier.  Supplemental Enviornmental Impact Statement for the Eastern Transportation Corridor EIS 2-1 page IV-28 and page XIII-9

March 1991 The Final San Joaquin Hills Transportation Corridor EIR was Certified by the TCA . Supplemental Enviornmental Impact Statement for the Eastern Transportation Corridor EIS 2-1 page IX-15
March 13, 1991 Correspondence with the State Historic Preservation Officer Supplemental Enviornmental Impact Statement for the Eastern Transportation Corridor EIS 2-1 Appendix G History of Cooperative Corridor and Open Space Planning in Orange County
May 7, 1991 Representatives from the TCA, USFWS, CDFG, Caltrans and P&D discussed a conceptual Mitigation Plan for wetlands, waters of the United States and upland habitats.  Supplemental Enviornmental Impact Statement for the Eastern Transportation Corridor EIS 2-1 page IV-28
May 16, 1991 Representatives from the TCA, CDFG, Caltrans and P&D and a representative from the Streambed Alteration Team agreed to an off site mitigation area and more formal mitogation plans were developed.  Supplemental Enviornmental Impact Statement for the Eastern Transportation Corridor EIS 2-1 page IV-28
July 12, 1991 The Draft 1991 AQMP was adopted locally July 12, 1991 Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Eastern Transportation Corridor EIS 2-1 Appendix J
September 1991 SCAG adopted the 1991-1997 (TIP) Transportation Improvement Plan which required review by the (FHWA) Federal Highway Administration. Supplemental Enviornmental Impact Statement for the Eastern Transportation Corridor EIS 2-1 page IV-120
September 5, 1991 MOU SCAG Foothill/Eastern TCA and Caltrans re: mImplementation of Toll Facility Pricing Supplemental Enviornmental Impact Statement for the Eastern Transportation Corridor EIS 2-1 Appendix H
October 10, 1991

An EIR was certified by the F/ETC Board of Directors on October 10, 1991 for the southern segment from the extension of Oso Parkway to an intersection with I-5 in San Clemente. Two basic alignment alternatives were evaluated for this segment. The BX Alignment would intersect with I-5 in the vicinity of Avenida Pico in San Clemente while the C alignment would intersect I-5 in the vicinity of Basilone Road.The Board of dDistrictors selected the C alignment as the locally prefered altrenative. Construction on this segment is not expected to begin until after 1995. SR 241 will be operated as a toll facility until the construction bonds are retired. Supplemental Enviornmental Impact Statement for the Eastern Transportation Corridor EIS 2-1 page III-42 and IX-9

Petitioner’s Petition for Review of Waste Discharge Requirements Order No. R9-2013-0007 (SWRCB/OCC File A-2259), p. 4.

November 8, 1991 The FHWA, Caltrans and the F/ETCA circulated a joint DEIR/DEIS for the proposed ETC prepared pursuant to NEPA in order to be eligible for federal highway dollars.Supplemental Enviornmental Impact Statement for the Eastern Transportation Corridor EIS 2-1 page II-2
November 19, 1991 Map showings were held November 19, 1991 in Anaheim Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Eastern Transportation Corridor EIS 2-1 page XIII-10
November 21, 1991 Map showings were held November 21, 1991 in Irvine Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Eastern Transportation Corridor EIS 2-1 page XIII-10
November 22, 1991 Regulations published in 33 CFR 330.6(B) on November 22, 1991 the Army Corps of Engineers issued 40 nationwide permits that "pre-authorize" specific minor discharges. Supplemental Enviornmental Impact Statement for the Eastern Transportation Corridor EIS 2-1 page II-60
Dec 4, 1991

MOU Between the Caliifornia Department of Fish and Game and the US Fish and Wildlife Services for Coastal Sage Scrub Natural Community Conservation Planning in Southern California. 

The Coastal Sage Scrub (CSS) NCCP is the first such planning effort to be initiated under the Act. It was undertaken as a pilot project to develop a process for accelerated conservation planning at a regional scale which may serve as a model for other NCCPs elsewhere in the state. 

Because the CSS NCCP program is a pilot program for possible application elsewhere in California, it is sponsored jointly by the California Resources Agency and the California Department of Fish and Game (CDFG). Where these process guidelines refer to participation in agreements or other action by CDFG, it should be understood that for this program, this means both the Resources Agency and CDFG. Both state agencies are proceeding in cooperation with the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) (See 12/4/91 MOU between CDFG and USFWS).

December 12, 1991 Public Hearings Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Eastern Transportation Corridor EIS 2-1 page XIII-11
1992 

County Enrollment in NCCP Program 

City of Anaheim, 1992
City of Dana Point, 1992
City of Huntington Beach, 1992
City of Laguna Beach, 1992
City of Mission Viejo, 1994
City of Newport Beach, 1992
City of Orange, 1992
City of San Clemente, 1992
City of Tustin, 1992
City of Yorba Linda, 1995
Transportation Corridor Agencies, 1992
El Toro Marine Corps Air Station (Cooperator)
Arvida/JMBI (Talega), 1992
Arvida/JMBII (Coto de Caza), 1992
Chevron USA, 1992
Irvine Company, 1992
Pacific Coast Homes, 1992
Roberts Ranch, 1992
Santa Margarita Company, 1992

February 13, 1992 Public Hearings Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Eastern Transportation Corridor EIS 2-1 page XIII-12
March 1992  The TCA Board of Directors certified the final ETC EIR under CEQA March 17, 1992.  Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Eastern Transportation Corridor EIS 2-1 page XIII-11
January 1992 A meeting was held with Orange County Transportation Authority ACOE, USFWS, CDFG and Caltrans to discuss the plan for the TCA to receive input from resource agencies. Supplemental Enviornmental Impact Statement for the Eastern Transportation Corridor EIS 2-1 page XIII-9
April 30, 1992 The Final San Joaquin Hills Transportation Corridor EIS was approved by the FHWA . Supplemental Enviornmental Impact Statement for the Eastern Transportation Corridor EIS 2-1 page IX-15
May 11, 1992 F/ETCA certified the EIR portion of the DEIR/DEIS pursuant to CEQA and approved the locally prefered alternative for the project.1 page 11-2 The FHWA approved an eight lane facility, including two HOV lanes on SR 231, and a six lane facility on SR 261 with HOV lanes. The approval did not include a specific alignment for SR 261. Supplemental Enviornmental Impact Statement for the Eastern Transportation Corridor EIS 2-1 page II-2
June 1992 The revised plan for the TCA to receive input from resource agencies was circulated. Supplemental Enviornmental Impact Statement for the Eastern Transportation Corridor EIS 2-1 page XIII-9
June 1992 In June 1992, FHWA and Camp Pendleton signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) which established agreed upon principles of organization and coordination in the funding , scoping, preparation, review and approval of the EISon only those matters of interest to the Department of the Navy for the EIS process with Camp PEndleton as a cooperating agency. The MOA also required the establishment of a Quality Assurance Program. The TCA and Caltrans concurred in the MOA.
July 1992 Meeting to discuss the revised plan for the TCA to receive input from resource agencies was held.  Attendees included EPA, USFWS, ACOE, Caltrans and the TCA. Supplemental Enviornmental Impact Statement for the Eastern Transportation Corridor EIS 2-1 page XIII-9
March 1992 TCA Board Certification of the FEIRSupplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Eastern Transportation Corridor EIS 2-1 Table 1-1
October 1992 Meeting to discuss the revised plan for the TCA to receive input from resource agencies was held with CDFG Supplemental Enviornmental Impact Statement for the Eastern Transportation Corridor EIS 2-1 page XIII-9
November 1992 Submittal of the 1601 agreement to the (CDFG) California Department of Fish and GameSupplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Eastern Transportation Corridor EIS 2-1 Table 1-1
December 1992 Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Eastern Transportation Corridor EIS 2-1 submitted to the US Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration and the California Department of Transportation and the Foothill/Eastern Transportation Corridor Agencies
FORMATION OF TWO SUBREGIONS OF THE ORANGE COUNTY NCCP (COASTAL/CENTRAL- IRVINE RANCH) AND (SOUTHERN SUBREGION - RANCHO MISSION VIEJO)
1993 

Planning Agreement signed by County, Service, CDFG and participating landowners. Two subregions created: Coastal/Central (Irvine Ranch) and Southern (Rancho Mission Viejo) 

Originally, participating landowners (those that provided funding or in kind services) included the County, SMWD, RMV, Transportation Corridor Agencies (TCA), Marblehead Coastal, and Talega Ranch.

March 30, 1993 NCCP Act of 1991 lists the California Nat Catcher as an endangered species. page ES-5 Natural Community Conservation Plan & Habitat Conservation Plan County of Orange Central & Coastal Subregion Parts 1 & 11: NCCP/HCP ES-5
April 1993 Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Transportation Corridor TCA EIS 2 Final Response to Comments
May 7, 1993

The NCCP/HCP was prepared in accordance with the terms of a May 7, 1993, Planning Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) signed by CDFG, USFWS, the County of Orange and "participating landowners".

Local Government jurisdiction that contain lands included in the reserve are the:

  • City of Anaheim
  • City of Coasta Mesa
  • City of Irvine
  • City of Laguna Beach
  • City of Newport Beach
  • City of Orange
  • City of San Juan Capistrano and
  • Unincorporated Orange County

"Participating Landowners" include:

  • Southern California Edison
  • Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
  • Irvine Ranch Water District
  • Transportation Corridor Agencies
  • MH Sherman Company/Chandis Securities Company/Sherman Foundation
  • The Irvine Company
  • University of California- Irvine
  • California Department of Parks and Recreation
  • California Department of Fish and Game
  • County of Orange

The Habbitat Reserve System is owned and operated by public agencies and administered by  a Non-profit Management Corporation consisting of representatives of individual reserve owners, the CDFG, CDF, USFWS and three "public" members appointed by the Board of Directors.

Conservation Plan & Habitat Conservation Plan County of Orange Central & Coastal Subregion Parts 1 & 11: NCCP/HCP ES-6, Species Covered page ES 17 

June 1993 Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Transportation Corridor TCA EIS 2-1 Final Responses to Comments on the SDEIS
June 30, 1993 Following CDFG and USFWS approval of the subregional planning study area boundaries in 1992 and signing of the Planning Agreement for the Southern Subregion, the County prepared and published a Notice of Preparation (NOP) for both the Southern Subregion and Central and Coastal Subregion NCCP EIRs on June 30, 1993. The USFWS published a Notice of Intent (NOI) for the EIS component of the Joint EIR/EISs (Federal Register, June 24, 1993). Draft NCCP/MSAA/HCP page 1-14
July 7, 1993 July 7, 1993, the County and USFWS conducted a Joint Scoping Meeting covering both the Southern Subregion and Central and Coastal Subregion NCCPs. Following the Scoping Meeting, a series of “working group” meetings were conducted involving the NCCP consultant team, landowners, CDFG and USFWS staff, and environmental interest representatives. Participants in these meetings provided ongoing comment throughout a process leading to the preparation of several “open space/reserve concepts” intended to be used to select a habitat reserve design forming the basis for a NCCP/MSAA/HCP. Ultimately, for a variety of economic (e.g., a lengthy recession) and RMV estate planning reasons, the NCCP /HCP planning process was put on hold in 1996. Draft NCCP/MSAA/HCP page 1-14
November 1993

CDFG in cooperation with the USFWS and based on extensive public review and comment during 1992 and 1993 published Process Guidelines that were intended to provide guidance concerning the required content of NCCPs and the steps that should be followed during preparation of subregional NCCPs.

The NCCP Conservation Guidelines (Appendix D) set forth three fundamental conservation planning principles that, in effect, provide the subregional and regional planning framework for the coastal sage scrub NCCP program. These principles involve the following:

    • Creation of a Coastal Sage Scrub Habitat Reserve.
    • Focus on Reserves Designed to Provide “Connectivity.”
    • Implement Adaptive Management Within Reserves

 Draft NCCP/MSAA/HCP page 1-26, 1-28 and Appendix D

December 1993 In December 1993, the TCA initiated the preparation of a Subsequent SEIR to evaluate the CP Alignment, the BX Alignment (which connected to Route 5 at Avenida Pico in San Clemente), and a no build alternative. Between 1993 and 1996, technical analysis of the CP and BX alignment alternatives and the No Build Alternative was conducted. https://www.courthousenews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/OC-Toll-RESERVE-COMPLAINT.pdf page 15
December 10, 1993

USFWS Special Rule and Section 10(a)(1)(B) Coastal California Gnatcather

On December 10, 1993, USFWS finalized the Special Rule for the coastal California gnatcatcher. The Special Rule stated:

“ . . . incidental take of the coastal California gnatcatcher will not be considered a violation of Section 9 of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act), if it results from activities conducted pursuant to the State of California’s Natural Community Conservation Planning Act of 1991 (NCCP), and in accordance with a NCCP Plan for the protection of coastal sage scrub habitat, prepared consistent with the state’s NCCP Conservation and Processing Guidelines, provided that:

(i) The NCCP Plan has been prepared, approved and implemented pursuant to the California Fish and Game Code Sections 2800-2840; and

(ii) The USFWS has issued written concurrence that the NCCP plan meets the standards set forth in CFR 17.33(b)(2). The Service shall issue its concurrence pursuant to the provisions of the Memorandum of Understanding dated December 3, 1991, between the California Department of Fish and Game and the Service regarding coastal sage scrub natural community conservation planning in southern California. (Federal Register, Vol. 58, No. 236, December 10, 1993, emphasis added) 

The above excerpts from the Special Rule indicate that:

(1) the NCCP planning process can serve as a means of comprehensively addressing coastal sage scrub habitat conservation concerns at a regional and subregional scale;

(2) the standard of review of such plans by the USFWS will be consistency with the NCCP Conservation Guidelines and compliance with the requirements of Section 10(a)(1)(B) of FESA (the Habitat Conservation Plan provisions of FESA); and

(3) the 1991 USFWS/CDFG MOU is to serve as the guiding document for USFWS involvement in the review and approval of NCCP plans. Thus, the Special Rule provides the regulatory bridge for integrating the State’s NCCP program into the HCP/incidental take requirements of Section 10(a)(1)(B) of FESA.

The addition of the state MSAA to the NCCP as a component of the combined NCCP/MSAA/HCP does not affect the above discussion. Because the MSAA and NCCP definition of riparian habitat are essentially the same, the identification and mitigation of impacts to streambeds and related habitat meeting the riparian definition support both the regulatory and long-term management goals, objectives and requirements under FESA. Arguably, the addition of the state MSAA regulatory provisions to the original NCCP/HCP strengthens the ability of the County, participating landowners and Wildlife Agencies to implement the NCCP/MSAA/HCP in a manner that addresses the long-term conservation requirements of all three statutory programs.

Draft NCCP/MSAA/HCP page 1-25

1994  NEPA/CWA Section 404 Integration process for Surface Transportation Projects applies to projects needing both FHWA action under NEPA and ACOE individual permit under section 404 of the CWA. The signatory agencies to NEPA/Section 404 MOU include FHWA, EPA, ACOE, USFWS, National Marine Fisheries (NMFS) and Caltrans. https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=ien.35556035565274&view=1up&seq=32 page ES-2
September 1994 Eastern Transportation Corridor Agency Final Environmental impact Statement Volume 2 of 4 TCA EIS 2-1
September 1994 Eastern Transportation Corridor State Route 231 Final Environmental Impact Statement Volume 4 of 4 TCA EIS 2-1
September 29, 1994 NCCP Act of 1991 lists the California Pacific Pocket Mouse as an endangered species. page ES-5 Natural Community Conservation Plan & Habitat Conservation Plan County of Orange Central & Coastal Subregion Parts 1 & 11: NCCP/HCP ES-5
December 16, 1994 NCCP Act of 1991 lists the California Southwestern Arroyo toad as an endangered species. page ES-5 Natural Community Conservation Plan & Habitat Conservation Plan County of Orange Central & Coastal Subregion Parts 1 & 11: NCCP/HCP ES-5
1995-96

RMV DID NOT SIGN THE NCCP AGREEMENT FOR THE SOUTHERN REGION

A combination of the lengthy recession and a need by RMV to re-think its estate planning resulted in the Southern Subregion program going into hiatus, a pause that lasted until the middle of 1997. During this pause in the process, RMV and the County re-considered the overall scope of the NCCP/HCP process and decided to expand the overall planning process to address aquatic resources concurrent with upland resources through preparation of a Special Area Management Plan (SAMP) under the direction of the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and Master Streambed Alteration Agreement (MSAA) under the direction of CDFG as companion pieces to the NCCP/HCP.

RANCHO MISSION VIEJO DUBDIVIDES ADDITIONAL PARCELS
March 21, 1995

SUBDIVISION MAP ACT: RMV STARTS CREATING NEW PARCELS

Certificate of Compliance CC 95-01 Instrument No: 199500112516, further subdivided Parcel 7 of CC-82-2 and established 8 new parcels.

Owner of Record: San Juan Partnership No. 1
28811 Ortega Highway PO Box 9
San Juan Capistrano CA 92693
Anthony Moiso, General Partner
Richard J O'Neill, General Partner

The 241 Subdivides Parcel 3 and Parcel 4. Oso Parkway splits Parcel 1 from Parcel 3 and Parcel 2 from Parcel 4.

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