Current Environmental Reviews

Below are links to environmental documents prepared pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), available for public review for projects currently in process. Links are also provided below for documentation of additional selected current projects of interest.

City of Irvine CEQA Manual

CEQA is a state statutory scheme that requires public agencies to study and identify potentially significant environmental impacts of proposed projects and avoid or reduce those impacts to a level of insignificance, to the extent feasible.

The City of Irvine CEQA Manual includes procedures for environmental review, including the Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) Impact Analysis Guidelines in accordance with Senate Bill 743 (refer to Appendix I of Volume 3). The comprehensive update to the CEQA Manual was approved by the City Council on June 23, 2020.

  1. Volume 1. CEQA Procedures
  2. Volume 2. Technical Guidelines
  3. Volume 3. Technical Appendice

For additional information on VMT, please click here

Title: Cartwright Affordable Apartments – Addendum to the IBC Environmental Impact Report (EIR)

Project Description:

A conditional use permit for a 60-unit entirely affordable apartment project, comprised of 44 base units and 16 density bonus units. The project also includes a Park Plan for onsite private recreation amenities and an Affordable Housing Plan. Pursuant to Section 15168 of the State CEQA Guidelines, this project is within the scope of the project covered by previously certified Program EIR for the IBC Residential / Mixed Use Vision Plan and Overlay Zone. There is no public review period required. The effects of the proposed project were examined in the Program EIR and all feasible mitigation measures and alternatives developed and identified in the Program EIR have been incorporated into the resolution approving the project.

CEQA Notice of Determination

Hoag Hospital Expansion 

An Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration consistent with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) was prepared for the proposed Hoag Hospital Expansion project (00816357-PCPM). The Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration is supported by technical studies in the areas of Air Quality, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Noise, and Traffic. The scope of the environmental document evaluates and considers all potential impacts resulting from the proposed Hoag Hospital Expansion project, which includes classifying up to approximately 432,152 square feet of the hospital expansion as additive development intensity. The Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration concludes that although the proposed project could have a significant effect on the environment, there will not be a significant impact because revisions in the project have been made or agreed to by the applicant.  Therefore, there is no substantial evidence that the proposed project would have a significant effect on the environment. Therefore, there is no substantial evidence that the proposed project would have a significant effect on the environment.  Click on links below to view document(s):