Determining whether a development project will create an environmental impact is an important part of the development approval process. The City of Fremont Planning Division currently processes Environmental Impact Assessments for most projects within the City.
Depending on the scope of the project and its anticipated impacts, one or more of the following documents may have to be prepared:
- Initial Study - A preliminary analysis prepared to determine whether a negative declaration, mitigated negative declaration or environmental impact report should be prepared
- Negative Declaration - A statement briefly describing the reasons that a proposed project will not have a significant effect on the environment
- Mitigated Negative Declaration - A statement similar to a negative declaration that includes measures to reduce or mitigate potential impacts to a point where no significant effect on the environment will occur
- Environmental Impact Report (EIR) - Detailed report that identifies potentially significant impacts which may include significant and unavoidable impacts of the project
Decisions about environmental impacts are governed by the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Please review the documents below for information on each environmental review.
The following documents are provided for public review (Section 15087 of the CEQA Guidelines). Technical appendices for the following environmental documents can be made available upon request by contacting the Project Planner.