How to Read an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) Workshop

Local environmental studies expert Ed Almanza is offering a free, informal workshop to provide an overview on the basic elements of an EIR. Almanza has managed the environmental review process for numerous South Bay projects and is the Project Coordinator for BCHD’s Healthy Living Campus EIR process.

The “How to Read an EIR” workshop will:

  • Provide an overview of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) requirements for conducting an EIR process
  • Explain the standard format, content and vocabulary of an EIR
  • Discuss the methods used in an EIR to study and disclose potential environmental effects of proposed projects

Registration is required. Space is limited to ensure an interactive setting. Registration for the Thursday, December 5th How to Read an EIR Workshop has reached full capacity and is CLOSED. Space is still available for the below December 9 workshop.

Monday, December 9: 6 – 8 p.m.

Redondo Beach Main Library

303 N. Pacific Coast Hwy, Redondo Beach


Environmental Impact Report

Beach Cities Health District (BCHD) is preparing an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) as the Lead Agency for the BCHD Healthy Living Campus Master Plan (Project) as required by the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).

Technical Studies

View All Public Comments

All submitted comments are now posted here. Audio recordings from the oral comment portion of each of the four public scoping meetings and one agency scoping meeting are also available. 

Listen to the Oral Public Comment Section For:

Notice of Preparation and Scoping Meetings
A Notice of Preparation (NOP) has been issued to inform interested members of the public, trustee agencies, responsible agencies, and other public agencies that an EIR is being prepared. The NOP provides information describing the proposed Project and its potential environmental impacts to those who wish to comment regarding the scope and content of the information to be included in the EIR.

Four (4) Public Scoping Meetings were held from 6 to 8 p.m. on the following dates:

  • Monday, July 15, 2019 - Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center, 1935 Manhattan Beach Blvd, Redondo Beach
  • Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - Joslyn Community Center, 1601 North Valley Drive, Manhattan Beach
  • Thursday, July 18, 2019 - West High School (Cafeteria 4), 20401 Victor St., Torrance
  • Monday, July 22, 2019 - Hermosa Beach City Council Chambers, 1315 Valley Drive, Hermosa Beach

Additionally, an Agency Scoping Meeting for staff was held on Monday, July 15, 2019 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at Beach Cities Health District, located at 514 North Prospect Avenue, Beach Cities Room – Lower Level, Redondo Beach.

The public review period for the NOP extended from June 27, 2019 to July 29, 2019 and is now closed. Comments received are reviewed and used to determine the scope of the EIR.

Mr. Nick Meisinger, Environmental Planner
Wood Environmental & Infrastructure, Inc.
9210 Sky Park Court, Suite 200
San Diego, CA 92123