Credit photo to Billy Ortiz
East County News Service
August 17, 2015 (Lakeside) – The County is preparing an environmental impact report on a massive sand mining project proposed in El Monte Valley. The first step is to determine the “scope” of issues to be addressed. The County will host a scoping meeting on the project on Wednesday, August 26 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Lakeside Community Center, 9841 Vine Street in Lakeside.
Members of the public, agencies and organizations are invited to attend and submit comments to assist the in determining the scope and content of the environmental informational impact report. Details can be found at http://www.sdcounty.ca.gov/pds/ceqa_public_review.html . To have your comments entered into the official record, you must voice your comments at the public meeting or submit a letter before September 14 to:
Planning and Development Services
Reference PDS2015-MUP-98-014W2, PDS2015-RP-15-001, LOG NO. PDS2015-ER-98-14-016B
Attention Jim Bennett
5510 Overland Avenue, Suite 310
San Diego, CA 92123
Examples of issues that might be included in the scope of an environmental impact report include impacts on wildlife, habitat, livestock, human health, recreation, scenic views, loss of agricultural land, air pollution, greenhouse gas emission, aquifer and well water.