Vista Canyon Draft EIR

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Volume 1

Table of Contents
Introduction
Executive Summary
References
Project Description
Environmental Setting
Cumulative Impact Analysis Methodology
Environmental Impact Analysis
Education
Library Services
Parks and Recreation
Fire Services
Sheriff Services
Human-Made Hazards
Visual Resources
Population, Housing, and Employment
Cultural Resources
Agricultural Resources
Geotechnical Hazards
Santa Clara River Corridor Analysis
Wastewater Disposal
Global Climate Change
Utilities
Ancillary Annexation Area
Flood
Traffic and Access
Air Quality
Noise
Biological Resources
Land Use
Water Quality
Water Service
Solid Waste Disposal
Unavoidable Significant Impacts
Project Alternatives
Growth-Inducing Impacts
Significant Irreversible Environmental Changes
List of EIR Preparers, and Organizations Consulted

Volume 2

Table of Contents
Appendix 4.1 - Geotechnical Hazards
Geotechnical Report for Tentative Tract Map
Appendix 4.2 - Flood
PACE - Drainage/Fluvial Study (2009)
PACE Technical Memorandum
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Appendix 4.3 - Traffic and Access
Transportation Impact Study for Vista Canyon Transit-Oriented Development
Appendix 1 - NOPs, Scoping Meeting Material, Comments Letters and Other Input

Volume 3

Table of Contents
Appendix 4.3 - Traffic and Access (continued)
Addendum #1 to Final Transportation Impact Study for Vista Canyon Transit-Oriented Development
Dr. Shoup, memorandum summarizing review of the Parking Demand Analysis
ITE Journal, "New Transit Cooperative Research Project Research Confirms Transit-Oriented Developments Produce Fewer Auto Trips"
Hidden in Plain Site: Capturing the Demand for Housing Near Transit
Travel Characteristics of Transit-Oriented Development in California
Transit Cooperative Research Program-Effects of TOD on Housing, Parking, and Travel
Travel and the Built Environment-Synthesis
Traffic Mitigation Agreement - Fair Share Payment
Appendix 4.4 - Air Quality
SCAQMD, Santa Clarita Subregional Analysis
URBEMIS2007 Construction Emissions
URBEMIS2007 Operational Emissions (Residential Overlay)
URBEMIS2007 Operational Emissions
Locomotive Idling Emissions
Wastewater Treatment Facility Emissions
Wastewater Treatment Facility Health Risk Assessment Tables
Vista Canyon Ranch Specific Plan Project - Construction Localized Significance Threshold Analysis
Dudek, Santa Clara River Watershed Study
Appendix 4.5 - Noise
Mestre-Greve Associates, One Valley One Vision Noise Element of the General Plan Technical Appendix
Noise Measurements - Existing Conditions (Long Term)
Noise Measurements - Existing Conditions (Short Term)
FHWA Noise Prediction Model, Off-Site CNEL Existing Conditions
Noise Measurements - Construction
FHWA Noise Prediction Model, Off-Site CNEL Interim Conditions
FHWA Noise Prediction Model, Off-Site CNEL Cumulative Conditions
Metrolink/Railroad Estimated Noise
Appendix 4.6 - Biological Resources
Rincon Consultants, Biological Resources Assessment for 80-Acre Lost Canyon Property, Santa Clarita, California (2005)
Forde Biological Consultants and Dr. E. Read, Biological Assessment, Vista Canyon Ranch, Los Angeles County, California (August 2008)
Compliance Biology, Results of Focused Western Spadefoot Toad Surveys, Backer Project, Los Angeles County, California (July 30, 2006)
Compliance Biology, Results of Focused Gnatcatcher Surveys, Backer Project, Los Angeles County, California (July 27, 2006)
Forde Biological Consultants, Silvery Legless Lizard Survey, Vista Canyon Ranch, Los Angeles County, California (August 2006)
Forde Biological Consultants, Special Status Plant Survey of Los Canyon Property, Santa Clarita, Los Angeles County, California (June 2006)
Compliance Biology, Results of Arroyo Toad Surveys, Backer Project, Los Angeles County, California (January 23, 2007)
Forde Biological Consultants, Preliminary Oak Tree Report, Vista Canyon Ranch, Los Angeles County, California (January 2007)
Compliance Biology, Mammal Survey Summary Letter, Vista Canyon Ranch, Los Angeles County (October 2007)
Edith Read, Survey for Special Status Plant Species, JSP Property, Santa Clarita, Los Angeles County, California (November 2007)
Forde Biological Consultants, Coast Horned Lizard Survey, Vista Canyon Ranch, Los Angeles County, California (revised April 2008)
Forde Biological Consultants, Burrowing Owl Survey, Vista Canyon Ranch, Los Angeles County, California
Dudek, California Rapid Assessment Methodology Report, Vista Canyon Ranch Property, Los Angeles County (February 2009)
Edith Read, Survey for Special Status Plant Species, Vista Canyon, Santa Clarita, Los Angeles County, California (September 2009)
Bloom Biological, Inc., Report on Winter Surveys of Special-Status Bird Species on Vista Canyon Property, Los Angeles County, California (May 2009)
Compliance Biology, Western Spadefoot Toad Habitat Enhancement and Monitoring Plan, Vista Canyon Project Site, Los Angeles County, California (May 2009)
Dudek, Conceptual Wetlands Mitigation and Monitoring Plan, Vista Canyon, Los Angeles County, California (May 2009)
Dudek, Slender Mariposa Lily Mitigation and Monitoring Plan, Vista Canyon, Los Angeles County, California (June 2009)
Forde Biological Consultants, Species Movement, Vista Canyon Ranch (September 2009)
Richard Johnson & Associates, City of Santa Clarita Vista Canyon Project Oak Tree Condition Status Update Letter (February 2010)
Richard Johnson & Associates, Vista Canyon Project Off Site Oak Tree Report, City of Santa Clarita (February 2010)
Appendix 4.7 - Land Use
City of Santa Clarita General Plan Consistency Analysis
OVOV General Plan Consistency Analysis


Volume 4

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Appendix 4.8 - Water Services
Amended water supply contract between CLWA and DWR
Friends of the Santa Clara River v. Castaic Lake Water Agency (2002) 95.Cal.App.4th
Judgment Granting Peremptory Writ of Mandate, Friends of the Santa Clara River v. Castaic Lake Water Agency, Case no. BS056954 (filed October 25, 2002)
Appellate court decision, Friends of the Santa Clara River v. Castaic Lake Water Agency, Second Appellate District, Division Four, Appellate no. B164027
Statement of Decision, California Water Network v. Castaic Lake Water Agency, Los Angeles County Superior Court, Case no. BS098724 (filed April 2, 2007) ["Chalfant Decision"])
California Water Impact Network, Inc., v. Castaic Lake Water Agency, Second Appellate District, Division Five, Appellate Case no. B205622
Santa Clarita Valley Water Report (2009)
Visit Canyon Water Supply Assessment (September 2010)
Urban Water Management Plan (2005)
Basin Yield Report (2005)
Basin Yield Update (2009)
Calibration Update of the Regional Groundwater Flow Model for the Santa Clarita Valley, Santa Clarita, California (August 2005)
Castaic Lake Water Agency Litigation Settlement Agreement

Volume 5

Table of Contents
Appendix 4.8 - Water Services (continued)
Ordering Granting Joint motion for Court Approval, Good Faith Settlement Determination and Entry of Consent Order (July 16, 2007)
Stipulation to Dismiss Plaintiff's Claims and Defendants' Counterclaim (August 20, 2007)
Memorandum of Understanding setting forth rights among water purveyors
Luhdorff Scalmanini Consulting Engineers, Impact and Response to Perchlorate Contamination, Valencia Water Company, Well Q2 (April 2005)
AMEC Geomatrix, Project letter report from Hassan Amini, Ph.D., to DTSC (September 15, 2009)
AMEC Geomatrix, Letter from Hassan Amini, Ph.D., to DTSC (June 8, 2009)
CLWA news release (September 14, 2009)
CLWA memorandum from Brian J. Folsom to CLWA Board of Directors (October 1, 2009)
U.S. EPA, "Perchlorate, and Region 9 Perchlorate Update"
Carollo Engineers, Treatment of Perchlorate Contaminated Groundwater from the Saugus Aquifer, TM 3 Bench and Pilot Test Results (February 2004)
Bulletin 132-06, Management of the California State Water Project (December 2007)
Biological Opinion for Delta smelt (2008)

Volume 6

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Appendix 4.8.1 - Water Quality
Geosyntec Consultants, Water Quality Technical Report, May 2010
Appendix 4.8 - Water Services (continued)
Biological Opinion for Chinook salmon/sturgeon (2009)
NOAA/NMFS release summarizing the 2009 Biological Opinion (June 4, 2009)
Coalition for a Sustainable Delta/Kern County Water Agency release concerning litigation filed challenging the 2009 Biological Opinion (August 28, 2009)
CH2MHill, Effect of Urbanization on Aquifer Recharge in the Santa Clarita Valley (February 22, 2004)
CH2MHill, Analysis of Perchlorate Containment in Groundwater Near the Whittaker-Bermite Property, Santa Clarita, California (December 2004)
DWR's 2009 Comprehensive Water Package, Special Session Policy Bills and Bond Summary (November 2009)
DWR release responding to the 2009 Biological Opinion (June 4, 2009)
SWP Contractors release concerning litigation filed challenging the 2009 Biological Opinion (August 6, 2009)
Castaic Lake Water Agency Board of Directors meeting packet (October 2010)

Volume 7

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Appendix 4.10 - Education
Student generation calculations
Agreement for Fair Share Funding of School Facilities
Appendix 4.11 - Library Services
Library facilities calculations
County of Los Angeles Public Library response to request for library services information
Appendix 4.12 - Parks and Recreation
Parkland calculations
Appendix 4.13 - Fire Services
Dudek, Preliminary Fuel Modification Plan (2010)
Conceptual Landscape and Irrigation Plan (2010)
Appendix 4.15 - Human-Made Hazards
Rincon Consultants, Inc., Phase I Environmental Site Assessment, Approximately 80-Acre Property, Santa Clarita, California (November 2005)
R.T. Frankian & Associates, Inc., Phase I Environmental Site Assessment, Vista Canyon Ranch (Waldron Property), 27556 Woodfall Road, Los Angeles County, APN 2840-004-021 (June 2007)
Jacob Hefner Associates, Inc., Phase I Environmental Site Assessment for an Approximate 13 Acres of Land in Planning Area 4 Between the Antelope Valley Freeway (SR-14) and the Santa Clara River Vista Canyon Ranch, Santa Clarita, California (August 2009)
Written correspondence from Malou Rubio, Head of the County of Los Angeles Public Library (June 28, 2004)
W&S Consultants, Phase I and II cultural resource surveys and test excavation reports (September 2008, March 2009)
Appendix 4.18 - Cultural Resources
Signed Memorandum of Agreement Between Vista Canyon Ranch and the Fernandeno Tataviam Band of Mission Indians
Tribal Administration Cultural Resources Agreement Letter (February 1, 2010)
Appendix 4.20 - Santa Clara River Corridor Analysis
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Appendix 4.21 - Wastewater Disposal
Sewer Siphon Pre-Design Report for the Santa Clara River Crossing at Vista Canyon (2009)
Engineering Report for the Vista Canyon Factory (Municipal Wastewater Treatment Facility) (2009)
Appendix 4.22 - Global Climate Change
ENVIRON Climate Change Technical Report: Vista Canyon (January 2010)
Global Climate Change and Its Effects on California Water Supplies
Global Climate Change and Its Effects on Sensitive Biological Resources
CO2 Sequestration/Greenhouse Gas Emissions Tables
ENVIRON, Life Cycle Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Building Materials
Energy Information Administration (EIA) - Household Vehicles Energy Use: Latest Data & Trends
Life Cycle Green house Gas (GHG) Emissions Tables, Vista Canyon, Santa Clarita, California
Appendix 4.9 - Solid Waste Disposal
Solid waste generation calculations
Appendix 6.0 - Project Alternatives
Emissions calculations
Fehr & Peers, Memorandum: Traffic Evaluation of Corridor Alternative for Vista Canyon (December 4, 2009)