Ocean Outfall Final EIR

Post Date:02/10/2012

Ocean Outfall Final EIR

The Orange County Sanitation District (OCSD) has prepared a Final Environmental Impact Report for the Outfall Land Section and Ocean Outfall Booster Station (OOBS) Piping Rehabilitation.
OCSD proposes to rehabilitate the land portion of its outfall system which presently discharges wastewater to the Pacific Ocean through its 120-inch diameter, five-mile outfall.

Two alternatives are evaluated in the Final EIR for the proposed project, one to construct a bypass and continue discharge to the five-mile outfall or temporarily divert effluent to the one-mile, short outfall to discharge to the Pacific Ocean.

The Final EIR includes responses to comments received on the Draft EIR.  The Draft EIR was circulated for public review from December 14, 2011 through January 27, 2012; responses to oral comments received at the January 12, 2012 public hearing have also been included in the Final EIR.
The Final EIR for the Outfall Land Section and Ocean Outfall Booster Station Piping Rehabilitation will be considered for certification by the Sanitation District’s Board of Directors at its regularly scheduled Board Meeting at 6:30 PM on February 22, 2012. 

The EIR concluded Alternative 2 is the environmentally superior and preferred alternative evaluated in the EIR, with implementation of construction Options A or C, and is the Project recommended for approval.  Following EIR certification, the Sanitation District may proceed with adoption of Findings of Fact, a Statement of Overriding Considerations, adoption of a Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program and Project approval.

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