Additional Resourceswww.no710.com is the website of the No 710 Action Committee. It is a virtual library of documents and other information related to the project. Be sure to get familiar with it. You will find a wealth of information to help you document your concerns.
Be sure to follow the link to read and consider signing our online petition. Ask your family members, friends and neighbors to sign it as well.
No 710 Freeway Extension and No 710 Freeway Tunnel Facebook pages. Members of the No 710 Action Committee and other interested followers regularly post articles related to the project. Many deal with recent research on vehicle emissions and health impacts, trends in transportation, etc. Be sure to scroll backwards through the last couple of years of posts.
Metro's SR‐710 North Study web pages provide a general overview of the project, study area maps, presentations to the Technical Advisory Committee and various fact sheets.
The public comment period for the EIR/EIS has ended. You may still send your feedback to Caltrans and Metro but your comments will not be part of the final administrative record.
See below for information on
How to Submit Effective Written Comments
SR-710 Draft EIR/EIS:
What You Need to Know
The Draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/EIS) for the SR-710 North Study was released on March 6, 2015 by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans).
Helpful instructions on
how to respond to the EIR
The public is highly encouraged to submit written or electronic comments
postmarked by/prior to August 5, 2015 through the following options:
Garrett Damrath, Chief Environmental Planner
Caltrans District 7, Division of Environmental Planning
100 South Main Street, MS-16
Los Angeles, CA 90012
For questions only (213) 897-0357
Online through the Caltrans public comment website
WARNING - We do not recommend that you write your comment(s) directly in the window offered by Caltrans. Instead, prepare your comments as a document, so you can keep a copy of your work, then use it to copy and paste into the window provided by Caltrans. We would like to catalog all submissions; please send copies of your comment(s) to the following two email addreses listed below:
- Use Reference Numbers
For either comment method, it is important that you include at the top of your comment letter the following information:
State Clearinghouse Number: (SCH#) 1982092310
File Number: 07-LA-710 (SR 710)
Caltrans Project Number: EFIS 0700000191 (EA: 187900)
Title: State Route 710 North Study
(IMPORTANT: Leaving off this information may result in
the letter getting "lost" at the lead agency)
See Sample Letter Heading below:
Garrett Damrath, Chief Environmental Planner
SCH #: 1982092310
Dear Mr. Damrath,
(please see sample letter as an example of
introductory wording for your response)
Commenting on the Draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement: Make a Difference by Using Effective Written Strategies!
Powerpoint presentation by workshop facilitator Delaine W. Shane.
Writing an Effective CEQA Comment Letter: Getting Your Points Across (2015)
A chart by Delaine W. Shane. It summarizes tips, effective approaches and common pitfalls to avoid when writing CEQA comment letters.
Comment letter addressing the Interstate‐710 Corridor Project Draft EIR/EIS by Delaine Shane
This is the actual letter submitted by Delaine Shane to Caltrans in response to another project DEIR/EIS ‐‐the I710 Project (Long Beach Freeway. Ms. Shane is a professional with over 30 years of experience in preparation and processing of environmental documents. Examine her document for its writing style, format, use of references supporting her assertions, etc.
REVIEWING ENVIRONMENTAL DOCUMENTS: Tips For Evaluating Cumulative Impact Analyses
This is by Laurel Impett, an urban planner, and is reprinted from Eye on the Environment, a newsletter from a law firm. It points out vulnerabilities of agencies performing cumulative impact analysis and offers the reviewer tips on addressing cumulative impacts.
How To Comment on a CEQA Document
This very readable article is from Fremontia, a publication of the California Native Plant Society. It provides clear, easy‐to‐understand explanations of the various components of CEQA and the DEIR review process.
What Everyone Should Know About The Environmental Review Process: Basic Tips For Better Engagement
This was provided by National Resources Defense Council attorney Melissa Lin Perella at an Environmental Review workshop. It offers explanations of jargon and tips for staying engaged in the process. Although it is presented in the context of goods movement, the advice it offers is applicable to all impacts addressed in a DEIR/EIS.
Sections from CEQA Statute and Guidelines
Excerpts pertaining to public participation, public hearings, adequate time for review and comment and focus of review from the CEQA Statute and Guidelines. The entire Statute and Guidelines may be viewed online at http://resources.ca.gov/ceqa/.