Notice of Intent to Adopt an Initial Study/Negative Declaration for the Airport Land Use Compatibility Plans for Santa Barbara Airport, Santa Maria Airport, Lompoc Airport, Santa Ynez Airport, And Vandenberg Space Force Base
Santa Barbara County Association of Governments (SBCAG), acting in its role as the Airport Land Use Commission for Santa Barbara County, has prepared a notice of intent to adopt a Negative Declaration and supporting Initial Study for the Airport Land Use Compatibility Plans (ALUCPs) for Santa Barbara Airport, Santa Maria Airport, Lompoc Airport, Santa Ynez Airport, and Vandenberg Space Force Base.
The ALUCPs were prepared in compliance with the State Aeronautics Act (Pub. Util. Code § 21670 et seq.) and are planning documents intended to promote land use compatibility between the airports and the surrounding environment.
This is accomplished through regulation of future development of residential and non-residential land uses within each airport’s Airport Influence Area.
The ALUCPs examine land use within Airport Influence Areas for five airports in Santa Barbara County. The Negative Declaration and supporting Initial Study conclude that there is no substantial evidence in the record that this project may have direct, indirect, or cumulative effects on the environment that may be significant or any adverse effects that fall within the Mandatory Findings of Significance contained in §15065 of the State California Environmental Quality Act Guidelines.
The Initial Study/Negative Declaration may be obtained, and all corresponding documents may be reviewed at SBCAG offices, 260 N. San Antonio Road, ste. B, Santa Barbara. They are also available online at http://www.sbcag.org/airport-land-use-commission.
The public has several options between Oct. 27 and Dec. 2 to provide comments related to the notice of intent to adopt a Negative Declaration and supporting Initial Study for the ALUCPs in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act.
North County ALUCPs Virtual Public Meeting: noon-1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15. via Zoom Webinar ID: 899 7874 3216; Passcode: 288521; or phone 669-900-9128.
Santa Barbara Airport ALUCP Virtual Public Meeting: 5-6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15. Zoom Webinar ID: 899 7874 3216; Passcode: 288521; or phone 669-900-9128.
Airport Land Use Commission Public Hearing: Thursday, Dec. 17 during the regularly scheduled SBCAG meeting. An agenda will be available online within 48 hours of the public hearing at www.sbcag.org.
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, accommodation requests should be made 48 hours in advance of a meeting to SBCAG at 805-961-8900 or email email@example.com.
Those unable to attend the public meetings may submit written comments by 5 p.m. Dec. 2 via mail or email to Andrew Orfila, principal transportation planner, 260 N. San Antonio Road, ste. B, Santa Barbara, CA, 93110, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Verbal comments by phone will also be accepted by the deadline at 805-961-8900.