This document includes a compilation of the public comments received on the CIP 005, Sewer Replacement Project in the Nevada Avenue and Bodger Street Area Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration (collectively, “MND”; State Clearinghouse No. 2021030096) and the City of El Monte’s (City) responses to the comments.
Under the Section 15074(b) of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), prior to approving a project, the Lead Agency must consider the proposed MND together with any comments received during the public review process. The Lead Agency must adopt the proposed MND only if it finds, on the basis of the whole record before it, that there is no substantial evidence that the project would have a significant effect on the environment and that the MND reflects the Lead Agency’s independent judgment and analysis. In the spirit of public disclosure and engagement, the City—as the lead agency—has responded to all written comments submitted on the MND during the 30-day public review period, which began March 3, 2021, and ended April 1, 2021.