Environmental Studies

State and federal laws require a formal review of projects that may affect the environment. An environmental document will be prepared to address the state law, the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), and the federal law, the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). A joint state and federal document, Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Assessment (EIR/EA), will be prepared to evaluate the potential alternatives for environmental impacts, while taking into account the Project Criteria. Environmental studies prepared for the environmental document will include: an historic Section 106 evaluation, a parklands Section 4(f) report and a visual analysis. The required evaluation of potential alternatives will consider a “no-build” alternative as well as several “build” alternatives.
Initiate Formal Environmental Process - Summer 2007
Draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Assessment (EIR/EA) - Now Available!

The District, in cooperation with the California Department of Transportation as assigned by the Federal Highway Administration, has released a Draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Assessment (Draft EIR/EA) for the Golden Gate Bridge Physical Suicide Deterrent System Project.

View the Draft EIR/EA.

Click to view the DEIR/EA citizens guide, which serves as a summary of the environmental document.

Final Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Assessment (EIR/EA) Late 2008
A Final EIR/EA will be prepared that will include any changes in the proposed action or mitigation measures resulting from comments received on the Draft EIR/EA. The public and interested agencies will have an opportunity to comment on the Final EIR/EA during a 30-day review period.