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Environmental Planning (CEQA)

Environmental Planning is responsible for assuring campus compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).

CEQA is the basis of environmental law and policy for the state of California. It requires multi-disciplinary review of environmental impacts and identification of possible measures to reduce or mitigate impacts. Consideration of these impacts and mitigation measures are required prior to approval of projects by UCR and/or University of California Board of Regents.

In addition to advising campus units during project design to determine the appropriate level of environmental documentation, Environmental Planning also leads and manages the preparation of environmental documents (Initial Studies, Environmental Impact Reports, and Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Programs) in accordance with CEQA, and NEPA when federal funding is involved, to inform the decision makers (UC Regents or UCR Chancellor) of the environmental consequences of project approval.

Environmental Planning is responsible for mitigation monitoring and reporting programs, as well as specialized environmental studies required for campus actions that may affect the physical environment, and prepares or manages the preparation of documentation and applications for environmental permits for campus activities requiring consultations and agreements with other agencies, including the California Department of Fish & Game, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the Regional Water Quality Control Board.

Environmental Planning works cooperatively with campus affinity units to advance campus projects in a way that minimizes environmental impacts and maintains UCR’s unique natural resources and setting.

 

2021 Long Range Development Plan

Community Meetings

CEQA Notices

Comments on the CEQA documents below may be submitted during the indicated public review period via email to CEQA@ucr.edu or regular mail to Stephanie Tang, Campus Environmental Planner, UCR Planning, Design & Construction, 1223 University Avenue, Suite 240, Riverside, CA 92507. If submitting comments via email, please reference the project name in the subject line.

Projects Pending Environmental Approval

Completed CEQA Documents

Approved Projects

  • Parking Structure 1
    • Public Review completed January 6, 2020
    • Project approved January 27, 2020
    • Notice of Determination filed on January 31, 2020
    • Final IS/MND documents available under “Completed CEQA Documents”
  • Student Success Center
    • Public Review completed September 17, 2019
    • Project approved on October 10, 2019
    • Notice of Determination filed on October 11, 2019
    • Final IS/MND documents available under “Completed CEQA Documents”
  • North District Development Plan
    • Public Review completed April 15, 2019
    • Project approved on May 16, 2019
    • Notice of Determination filed on May 16, 2019
    • Final EIR documents available under “Completed CEQA Documents”
  • Plant Growth Environment Facility
    • Public Review completed March 18, 2019

    • Project approved on May 1, 2019

    • Notice of Determination filed on May 2, 2019

    • Final IS/MND documents available under “Completed CEQA Documents”

  • Mobility Hub and Central Campus Linkages
    • Public Review completed December 5, 2018
    • Project approved on January 18, 2019
    • Notice of Determination filed on January 23, 2019
    • Final IS/MND documents available under “Completed CEQA Documents”
  • Dundee Residence Hall and Glasgow Dining Project
    • Project approved on July 19, 2018
    • Notice of Determination filed on July 19, 2018
  • University Cottage Outbuilding Demolition
    • Project approved on May 21, 2018
    • Notice of Exemption filed on June 14, 2018
  • 2017-2019 DEFERRED MAINTENANCE & FACILITY INVESTMENT (DMFI) PROGRAM
    • Project Approved on May 2, 2018
    • Notice of Exemption filed May 21, 2018
  • Batchelor Hall Interiors
    • Project Approved on May 7, 2018
    • Notice of Exemption filed May 11, 2018
  • Pierce Hall Interiors
    • Project Approved on March 8, 2018
    • Notice of Exemption filed March 12, 2018
  • Pierce Hall Improvements
    • Project Approved on March 8, 2018
    • Notice of Exemption filed March 12, 2018
  • Barn Expansion Project
    • Public Review completed May 26, 2017
    • Project Approved on November 27, 2017
    • Notice of Determination filed December 4, 2017
    • Final IS/MND documents available under “Completed CEQA Documents”
  • Multidisciplinary Research Building 1
    • Public Review completed on May 4, 2016
    • Project Approved on July 19, 2016
    • Notice of Determination Filed July 22, 2016
    • Final IS/MND documents available under "Completed CEQA Documents"
  • Batchelor Hall Building Systems Renewal
    • Project Approved on June 6, 2016
    • Notice of Exemption filed on June 15, 2016
  • Highlander Hall Demolition project
    • Public Review Completed October 29, 2015
    • Project Approved on November 30, 2015
    • Notice of Determination filed December 18, 2015
    • Final IS/MND documents available under "Completed CEQA Documents"
  • TAPS Storage Yard Replacement
    • Project Approved on November 24, 2014
    • Notice of Exemption filed on December 1, 2014
  • Lothian Loading Dock Improvements
    • Project Approved on August 15, 2014
    • Notice of Exemption filed on August 18, 2014
  • West Campus Solar Farm
    • Project Approved on September 17, 2013
    • Notice of Determination filed on September 20, 2013
    • Addendum No. 1 to the 2005 UCR LRDP EIR available under "Completed CEQA Documents"
  • Student Recreation Center Expansion
    • Public Review Completed April 26, 2012
    • Project Approved on June 19, 2012
    • Notice of Determination filed on July 10, 2012
    • Final IS/MND documents available under "Completed CEQA Documents"
  • Environmental Health & Safety Expansion
    • Public Review Completed January 11, 2012
    • Notice of Consideration for Approval & Certification of EIR posted February 15, 2012
    • Project Approved on March 8, 2012
    • Notice of Determination filed on March 9, 2012
    • Final EIR documents available under "Completed CEQA Documents"
  • Glen Mor 2 Students Apartment
    • Public Review Completed April 1, 2011
    • Project Approved on May 18, 2011
    • Notice of Determination filed on May 19, 2011
    • Final EIR documents available under "Completed CEQA Documents"
    • Budget Amendment and Modification to Adopted Project Mitigation approved October 3, 2012
    • Notice of Determination filed October 8, 2012
    • Addendum # 1 to the FEIR available under "Completed CEQA Documents"
  • Health Sciences Teaching Center (School of Medicine – Education Building)
    • Project Approved on January 25, 2011
    • Notice of Exemption filed on February 1, 2011
  • East Campus Infrastructure Phase 2
    • Public Review Completed
    • Project Approved on November 14, 2010
    • Notice of Determination filed on November 20, 2010
    • Final IS/MND documents available under "Completed CEQA Documents"