Monterey Bay Regional Water Project


APTR = Analysis of Impacts to Public Trust Resources and Values
CEQA = California Environmental Quality Act
EA = Environmental Assessment
EIR = Environmental Impact Report
EIS = Environmental Impact Statement
FONSI = Finding of No Significant Impact
IS = Initial Study
MND = Mitigated Negative Declaration
ND = Negative Declaration
NEPA = National Environmental Policy Act
NOI = Notice of Intent
NOP = Notice of Preparation


Electronic copies of CEQA documents prior to 2010 may be requested from:

Eric Gillies
Assistant Chief, Environmental Planning and Management Division

Apr 15, 2020 | CEQA, New-Current

Staff Update – April 2020

The Commission and Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, as lead agencies under the California Environmental Quality Act and the National Environmental Policy Act, anticipate releasing the joint draft Environmental Impact Report / Environmental Impact Statement (EIR / EIS) for the Monterey Bay Regional Water Project (Project) for public review in the first or second quarter of 2021. This revised schedule allows time for additional studies on the benthic environment and evaluation of alternative subsurface options.

Notice of Preparation / Notice of Intent – June 2015