Environmental Review: Introduction

UC Davis seeks to enhance public participation in the environmental planning process through implementation of California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and the opportunities for public and agency comments associated with the CEQA process.  UC Davis makes publicly available descriptions of proposed projects, environmental impact analysis and mitigation measures for many projects.

The public is invited to participate through public notices, review of environmental documents, and public comments and responses. UC Davis will issue a Notice of Preparation (NOP) for the LRDP EIR and conduct a public and agency scoping process to consider input on the range of impacts and approach to the environmental analysis process. For more information on the NOP, please see the EIR Scoping and NOP webpage.

To contact UC Davis environmental planners, e-mail questions to environreview@ucdavis.edu.

CEQA tiering process

The concept of CEQA "tiering" refers to the coverage of general environmental matters in broad program-level environmental impact reports (EIRs), with focused environmental documents for individual projects that carry out the broader program.  CEQA guidelines encourage the use of tiered environmental documents to reduce delays and excessive paperwork. This eliminates repetitive analyses of issues adequately addressed in the program EIR, by simply referencing those analyses.

For prior campus projects, the 2003 Long Range Development Plan (LRDP) and its EIR were approved by the University of California Board of Regents on Nov. 20, 2003. Prior environmental review of projects developed before the 2017 LRDP can be viewed at the UC Davis Sustainable 2nd Century website.