County of Santa Barbara Long Range Planning Division


Gaviota Coast Plan Final Environmental Impact Report

The Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) was certified by the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors concurrently with adoption of the Gaviota Coast Plan. The certified FEIR and all of its appendices are available at the links below.


Gaviota Coast Plan
Final Environmental Impact Report
Certified November 8, 2016

EIR Revision Letter RV01

Volume 1: Environmental Analysis

Cover, Table of Contents (PDF)
Executive Summary (PDF)
Chapter 1: Introduction (PDF)
Chapter 2: Project Description (PDF)
Chapter 3: Environmental Setting (PDF)
Chapter 4: Environmental Impact Analysis (PDF)
4.1: Land Use and Development (PDF)
4.2: Transportation and Circulation (PDF)
4.3: Aesthetics/Visual Resources (PDF)
4.4 Agricultural Resources (PDF)
4.5: Air Quality (PDF)
4.6: Biological Resources (PDF)
4.7: Flooding and Water Resources (PDF)
4.8: Cultural and Historical Resources (PDF)
4.9: Public Services (PDF)
4.10: Noise (PDF)
4.11: Geologic Hazards/Soils/Mineral Resources (PDF)
4.12: Hazardous Materials/Risk of Upset (PDF)
4.13: Parks, Recreation, and Trails (PDF)
Chapter 5: Consistency with Plans and Policies (PDF)
Chapter 6: Alternatives (PDF)
Chapter 7: Other CEQA Mandated Sections (PDF)
Chapter 8: References, Persons Contacted, and Prepares (PDF)
Chapter 9: Letters of Comment and Responses (PDF)(large file)

Letters and responses to comments can also be downloaded as smaller, grouped files:

Chapter 9: Letters of Comment and Responses Intro and TOC
Agencies -- Letters 1-6B
Groups -- Letters 7-10
Groups -- Letters 11-14
Groups -- Letters 15-19
Groups -- Letters 20-23
Individuals -- Letters 24-52

Volume 2: Appendices

Cover (PDF)
Appendix A: Notice of Preparation, Environmental Scoping Document for the Gaviota Coast Plan, and Notice of Preparation Comments (PDF)
Appendix B: Proposed Ordinance Amendments Package (PDF)
Appendix C: Draft Gaviota Coast Plan Trail Siting Documents (PDF)
Appendix D: Draft Gaviota Coast Plan Design Guidelines (PDF)
Appendix E: Steep Slope Guidelines (PDF)
Appendix F: Results of Air Quality Modeling for Existing Conditions and Build Out (PDF)
Appendix G: Existing and Build Out Traffic Noise Calculations (PDF)
Appendix H: Sensitive Wildlife Species List (PDF)
Appendix I: Gaviota Overlay District (Coastal Zone only) (PDF)

Dan Klemann, Deputy Director:
David Lackie, Supervising Planner:
Julie Harris, Senior Planner: