The Draft EIR was circulated for a 45-day public review period that ran from December 29, 2016 through February 13, 2017 in compliance with Section 15105(a) of the State CEQA Guidelines. In compliance with State CEQA Guidelines, Section 15087, the Notice of Availability (NOA) was posted in the office of the Mono County Clerk on December 29, 2016 and published in The Sheet on December 31, 2016. Copies of the Draft EIR were placed at the Town Community & Economic Development Department and the Mono County Library – Mammoth Lakes Branch. The Draft EIR was also available for review on the Town’s website. In addition to the opportunity to provide written comments, the Town conducted a public meeting during the regularly scheduled Planning and Economic Development Commission meeting on February 8, 2017 to receive oral and written comments from agencies, organizations, and interested parties regarding the Draft EIR.
The Town received 46 written comment letters on the Draft EIR, including an acknowledgement from the State Clearinghouse that the Town has complied with CEQA environmental review requirements.
Responses to the comments on the Draft EIR are included in the Response to Comments, which is included as the Final Environmental Impact Report. In its entirety, the Final EIR is composed of the following items:
- Draft EIR,
- Comments received on the Draft EIR,
- Written responses to comments,
- Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program, and
- Revisions to the Draft EIR.