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DRAFT CEQA SPECIES REPORT

The East Contra Costa County Habitat Conservancy has prepared a draft document entitled "Assessment of Plan Effects on California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Species."

This draft report provides an assessment of the effects of the East Contra Costa County HCP/NCCP on 59 special-status species that were not covered by the Plan but are often addressed in CEQA analyses ("CEQA species"), 41 plant and 18 animal species. The purpose of the assessment is to provide a programmatic, cumulative CEQA effects analysis for CEQA species taking into account impacts of all covered activities, including all adverse and beneficial effects of covered development activities and conservation measures. The cumulative effect on each species was determined to be beneficial, neutral, or adverse but less-than-significant, by considering the number of known populations and extent of suitable habitat that could be adversely affected within areas of anticipated development as well as those that would benefit from being in areas that may be preserved, enhanced, and managed for covered species and communities by the Plan. The Final Report could be referenced in future CEQA documents for individual covered projects and may enable these analyses to be completed more efficiently and effectively.

The full draft document is available for download:

The East Contra Costa County Habitat Conservancy's Public Advisory Committee (PAC) will receive written comments on the document through January 31st. The PAC will also hear public input at their February 12, 2015 meeting at 1 pm at the City of Pittsburg offices. The PAC will convey their recommendations on the document to the Conservancy Governing Board who has the final authority to approve the report.

Please address comments on the document by email to Maureen Parkes at: Maureen.Parkes@dcd.cccounty.us or by paper mail to: Maureen Parkes, East Contra Costa County Habitat Conservancy, 30 Muir Road, Martinez, CA 94553.

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2013 Annual report

The 2013 Annual Report and Year in Review document were approved at the April 28th meeting of the East Contra Costa County Habitat Conservancy Governing Board.

Mitigation Fee Adjustments

HCP/NCCP Fees were adjusted on March 15, 2014 pursuant to cost indices and formulas prescribed by the HCP/NCCP (summary).