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    City of Oxnard

    CEQA

    Guidelines

  • CEQA Guidelines

    City of Oxnard Page i

    CEQA GUIDELINES

    Table of Contents Page

    Acronyms and Abbreviations ........................................................................................................................ v Introduction and Organization of Document ............................................................................................... 1

    Legal Background ................................................................................................................................ 1 Objective .............................................................................................................................................. 1 Overview of the Environmental Review Process ................................................................................. 9 Does CEQA Apply to My Project? ........................................................................................................ 9 Organization of Document ................................................................................................................ 11

    1. Aesthetics and Urban Design .................................................................................................. 13 1.1 Background ............................................................................................................................. 13 1.2 Significance Thresholds ........................................................................................................... 14 1.3 Methods .................................................................................................................................. 16

    2. Agricultural Resources ............................................................................................................. 17 2.1 Background ............................................................................................................................. 17 2.2 Significance Thresholds ........................................................................................................... 18 2.3 Methods .................................................................................................................................. 18

    3. Air Quality ................................................................................................................................ 19 3.1 Background ............................................................................................................................. 19 3.2 Significance Thresholds ........................................................................................................... 20 3.3 Methods .................................................................................................................................. 21

    4. Biological Resources ................................................................................................................ 25 4.1 Background ............................................................................................................................. 25 4.2 Significance Thresholds ........................................................................................................... 25 4.3 Methods .................................................................................................................................. 26

    5. Climate Change and Greenhouse Gas Emissions .................................................................... 27 5.1 Background ............................................................................................................................. 27 5.2 Significance Thresholds ........................................................................................................... 28 5.3 Methods .................................................................................................................................. 28

    6. Cultural Resources and Tribal Cultural Resources................................................................... 31 6.1 Background ............................................................................................................................. 31 6.2 Significance Thresholds ........................................................................................................... 34 6.3 Methods .................................................................................................................................. 34

    7. Geology and Soils .................................................................................................................... 37 7.1 Background ............................................................................................................................. 37 7.2 Significance Thresholds ........................................................................................................... 38 7.3 Methods .................................................................................................................................. 38

    8. Hazards and Hazardous Materials ........................................................................................... 41 8.1 Background ............................................................................................................................. 41

  • CEQA Guidelines

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    8.2 Significance Thresholds ........................................................................................................... 41 8.3 Methods .................................................................................................................................. 43

    9. Hydrology and Water Quality .................................................................................................. 45 9.1 Background ............................................................................................................................. 45 9.2 Significance Thresholds ........................................................................................................... 46 9.3 Methods .................................................................................................................................. 46

    10. Land Use and Planning ............................................................................................................ 49 10.1 Background ............................................................................................................................. 49 10.2 Significance Thresholds ........................................................................................................... 50 10.3 Methods .................................................................................................................................. 50

    11. Mineral Resources ................................................................................................................... 53 11.1 Background ............................................................................................................................. 53 11.2 Significance Thresholds ........................................................................................................... 53 11.3 Methods .................................................................................................................................. 54

    12. Noise ........................................................................................................................................ 55 12.1 Background ............................................................................................................................. 55 12.2 Significance Thresholds ........................................................................................................... 56 12.3 Methods .................................................................................................................................. 57

    13. Population, Education, and Housing ....................................................................................... 59 13.1 Background ............................................................................................................................. 59 13.2 Significance Thresholds ........................................................................................................... 60 13.3 Methods .................................................................................................................................. 61

    14. Public Services and Recreation ................................................................................................ 63 14.1 Background ............................................................................................................................. 63 14.2 Significance Thresholds ........................................................................................................... 64 14.3 Methods .................................................................................................................................. 64

    15. Transportation and Circulation ............................................................................................... 67 15.1 Background ............................................................................................................................. 67 15.2 Significance Thresholds ........................................................................................................... 67 15.3 Methods .................................................................................................................................. 68

    16. Utilities and Energy .......................