What is an Environmental Impact Report?

by Andrew Shaffer  on June 27, 2018 | | No comments

An EIR is prepared when there is a “fair argument” that a project may have significant environmental impacts despite imposition of mitigation measures, even if a different conclusion is well-supported. The EIR describes the project, objectives, environmental setting, analyzes potential impacts, and examines feasible alternatives and mitigation measures.

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Andrew Shaffer is the California Preservation Foundation’s Engagement Director. His job includes sharing stories of CPF’s work and collaborating with members and partner organizations on preservation issues across California. Prior to joining CPF, he studied at the University of San Francisco and the University of Wisconsin, where he specialized in LGBTQ history, preservation, and activism. Andrew is a transplant to San Francisco and loves showing off his adopted hometown to people from all over the world.