2016 Final BDCP/California WaterFix EIR/EIS - Volume II: Response to Comments

Volume II of the Final EIR/EIS presents all of the comments received on the Draft EIR/EIS and RDEIR/SDEIS during the public review periods along with responses to all of the comments, as required by CEQA and NEPA. Volume II of the Final EIR/EIS is organized into four parts. Part 1 presents 47 master responses developed to provide responses to important common themes identified in individual comments. Part 2 presents individual comments and responses provided in a tabular format. All comment letters received were assigned a number. The indices in Part 2 can be used by commenters to look up their comment letter number and then locate the responses to their specific comments in the tables provided. Commenters can also look up their letter number using the master index provided in an Excel format. Part 3 lists sources cited in the master responses and the individual responses to comments. The final part of Volume II is Appendix A, which is provided in two parts and provides copies of all comments received.

The tables which appear in Part 2 will on occasion skip numbers. This is due to several possibilities:

  • Where the comment was a request for information, such as a request for an electronic copy of the document, that letter may have been assigned a number, but was not included in this table, since it did not include any substantive comment on the 2013 Draft EIR/EIS or the 2015 RDEIR/SDEIS. These requests have all been responded to.
  • Commenters occasionally would send a comment via email and then follow it with a hard copy via US Postal Service. Both letters may have been assigned a number, but only one copy is included in the table for response.
  • The comment may have been erroneously sent to the designated email address for public comments on the BDCP/California WaterFix, but was in fact intended for one of the lead agencies regarding a different project.

Final EIR/EIS Volume II: Introduction and Part 1

Final EIR/EIS Volume II, Part 2-1

Note: Table 1 is provided in 40 separate files. Responses to comments are organized in numeric order by letter number.  The Table 1 files are organized in order by letter number and the files are clearly titled to help readers locate responses to comments. For example, responses to comment letter 50 on the Draft EIR/EIS will be provided in the portion of Table 1 titled DEIRS Comment Responses Letters 1-99. An index is provided to locate comment letters by author/organization. Table 1 meets the requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended in 1998 for all of the comment letters submitted on the Draft EIR/EIS. This section requires federal agencies to make all electronic documents and data accessible to people with disabilities in a manner comparable to those without disabilities. This section requires that documents should be able to be read with screen readers.

Volume II, Table 2-1

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DownloadDEIRS Comment Responses Letters 1-9912/22/20160.97 MB
DownloadDEIRS Comment Responses Letters 100-19912/22/20160.78 MB
DownloadDEIRS Comment Responses Letters 200-29912/22/20160.99 MB
DownloadDEIRS Comment Responses Letters 300-39912/22/20161.33 MB
DownloadDEIRS Comment Responses Letters 400-49912/22/20161.47 MB
DownloadDEIRS Comment Responses Letters 500-59912/22/20122.44 MB
DownloadDEIRS Comment Responses Letters 600-69912/22/20162.09 MB
DownloadDEIRS Comment Responses Letters 700-79912/22/20163.94 MB
DownloadDEIRS Comment Responses Letters 800-89912/22/20123.55 MB
DownloadDEIRS Comment Responses Letters 900-99912/22/20160.58 MB
DownloadDEIRS Comment Responses Letters 1000-109912/22/20160.55 MB
DownloadDEIRS Comment Responses Letters 1100-119912/22/20160.56 MB
DownloadDEIRS Comment Responses Letters 1300-139912/22/20160.54 MB
DownloadDEIRS Comment Responses Letters 1400-149912/22/20162.83 MB
DownloadDEIRS Comment Responses Letters 1500-154812/21/20163.80 MB
DownloadDEIRS Comment Responses Letters 1549-155912/22/20161.67 MB
DownloadDEIRS Comment Responses Letters 1560-156912/22/20164.19 MB
DownloadDEIRS Comment Responses Letters 1570-157912/22/20160.46 MB
DownloadDEIRS Comment Responses Letters 1580-158912/22/20160.33 MB
DownloadDEIRS Comment Responses Letters 1590-159912/22/20164.28 MB
DownloadDEIRS Comment Responses Letters 1600-160112/21/20165.00 MB
DownloadDEIRS Comment Responses Letters 1602-162912/22/20163.94 MB
DownloadDEIRS Comment Responses Letters 1630-164912/22/20162.71 MB
DownloadDEIRS Comment Responses Letters 1650-165912/22/20162.32 MB
DownloadDEIRS Comment Responses Letters 1660-166912/22/20162.45 MB
DownloadDEIRS Comment Responses Letters 1670-167312/22/20162.45 MB
DownloadDEIRS Comment Responses Letters 167412/22/20164.59 MB
DownloadDEIRS Comment Responses Letters 1675-169912/22/20163.55 MB
DownloadDEIRS Comment Responses Letters 1700-171912/22/20162.15 MB
DownloadDEIRS Comment Responses Letters 1720-172912/22/20163.58 MB
DownloadDEIRS Comment Responses Letters 1730-174912/22/20163.06 MB
DownloadDEIRS Comment Responses Letters 1750-176912/22/20161.84 MB
DownloadDEIRS Comment Responses Letters 1770-177912/22/20160.40 MB
DownloadDEIRS Comment Responses Letters 1780-178912/22/20165.24 MB
DownloadDEIRS Comment Responses Letters 1790-179912/22/20160.52 MB
DownloadDEIRS Comment Responses Letters 1800-184912/22/20162.44 MB
DownloadDEIRS Comment Responses Letters 1850-189912/22/20165.24 MB
DownloadDEIRS Comment Responses Letters 1900-194912/22/20161.18 MB
DownloadDEIRS Comment Responses Letters 1950-210012/22/20161.91 MB

Final EIR/EIS Volume II, Part 2-2

Note: Table 2 is provided 38 separate files. The Table 2 files are organized in order by letter number and the files are clearly titled to help readers locate responses to comments. For example, responses to comment letter 50 on the RDEIR/SDEIS will be provided in the portion of Table 1 titled RECIRC Comment Responses Letters 1-99. Table 2 meets the requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended in 1998 for all of the comment letters submitted on the RDEIR/SDEIS. This section requires federal agencies to make all electronic documents and data accessible to people with disabilities in a manner comparable to those without disabilities. This section requires that documents should be able to be read with screen readers.

Volume II, Table 2-2

 NameDateSize
DownloadRECIRC Comment Responses Letters 1-9912/22/20161.15 MB
DownloadRECIRC Comment Responses Letters 100-19912/22/20160.66 MB
DownloadRECIRC Comment Responses Letters 200-29912/22/20160.77 MB
DownloadRECIRC Comment Responses Letters 300-39912/22/20160.94 MB
DownloadRECIRC Comment Responses Letters 400-49912/22/20160.88 MB
DownloadRECIRC Comment Responses Letters 500-59912/22/20161.08 MB
DownloadRECIRC Comment Responses Letters 600-69912/22/20160.91 MB
DownloadRECIRC Comment Responses Letters 700-79912/22/20160.52 MB
DownloadRECIRC Comment Responses Letters 800-89912/22/20160.48 MB
DownloadRECIRC Comment Responses Letters 900-99912/22/20160.49 MB
DownloadRECIRC Comment Responses Letters 1000-109912/22/20160.46 MB
DownloadRECIRC Comment Responses Letters 1100-119912/22/20160.53 MB
DownloadRECIRC Comment Responses Letters 1200-129912/22/20160.50 MB
DownloadRECIRC Comment Responses Letters 1300-139912/22/20160.53 MB
DownloadRECIRC Comment Responses Letters 1400-149912/22/20160.50 MB
DownloadRECIRC Comment Responses Letters 1500-159912/22/20160.49 MB
DownloadRECIRC Comment Responses Letters 1600-179912/22/20160.72 MB
DownloadRECIRC Comment Responses Letters 1700-179912/22/20160.53 MB
DownloadRECIRC Comment Responses Letters 1800-189912/22/20160.48 MB
DownloadRECIRC Comment Responses Letters 1900-199912/22/20160.60 MB
DownloadRECIRC Comment Responses Letters 2000-209912/22/20160.82 MB
DownloadRECIRC Comment Responses Letters 2100-219912/22/20160.75 MB
DownloadRECIRC Comment Responses Letters 2200-229912/22/20160.55 MB
DownloadRECIRC Comment Responses Letters 2300-239912/22/20161.36 MB
DownloadRECIRC Comment Responses Letters 2400-249912/22/20162.01 MB
DownloadRECIRC Comment Responses Letters 2500-254912/22/20162.46 MB
DownloadRECIRC Comment Responses Letters 2550-256912/22/20161.55 MB
DownloadRECIRC Comment Responses Letters 2570-259912/22/20163.66 MB
DownloadRECIRC Comment Responses Letters 2600-264912/22/20163.77 MB
DownloadRECIRC Comment Responses Letters 2650-269912/22/20164.37 MB
DownloadRECIRC Comment Responses Letters 2700-279912/22/20161.94 MB
DownloadRECIRC Comment Responses Letters 2800-289912/22/20161.23 MB
DownloadRECIRC Comment Responses Letters 2900-299912/22/20160.78 MB
DownloadRECIRC Comment Responses Letters 3000-309912/22/20160.88 MB
DownloadRECIRC Comment Responses Letters 3100-399912/22/20161.92 MB
DownloadRECIRC Comment Responses Letters 4000-499912/22/20161.99 MB
DownloadRECIRC Comment Responses Letters 5000-599912/22/20162.06 MB
DownloadRECIRC Comment Responses Letters 6000-699912/22/20160.67 MB

Final EIR/EIS Volume II, Part 2-3--Part 4



Final EIR/EIS Volume I (Executive Summary - Chapter 35)

Final EIR/EIS Volume II, Public Comments on the 2013-2014 Draft EIR/EIS (Appendix A-1)

Final EIR/EIS Volume II, Public Comments on the 2015 RDEIR/SDEIS (Appendix A-2)

A Record of Decision under the National Environmental Policy Act will be issued by Reclamation no sooner than 30-days after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Federal Register publication of the notice of availability. Certification of the EIR and final decision-making under the California Environmental Quality Act by DWR would not occur until after the 30-day Federal Register notice of availability as well. This distribution of the Final EIR/EIS, including the written proposed responses to comments submitted by public agencies, is intended to satisfy the requirement to provide these responses to commenting public agencies at least 10 days prior to certification, consistent with CEQA Guidelines Section 15088(b). In addition, the end of the Federal Register notice period is intended by DWR to close the period by which any person may submit to DWR any grounds for noncompliance with CEQA, consistent with CEQA Section 21177(a).