Environmental Review Committee
The function of the Environmental Review Committee (ERC) is to review public projects in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) to determine whether a Mitigated Negative Declaration or an Environmental Impact Report is required. The evaluation is based on review of a project description and an environmental document (called an Initial Study).
The Environmental Review Committee is composed of six members:
- One representing the California Department of Fish and Wildlife;
- One from the Sonoma County Agricultural Commissioner’s Office;
- One member from the Sonoma County Department of Transportation and Public Works;
- Three from the Permit and Resource Management Department, representing various disciplines.
All County projects are considered by the Environmental Review Committee at meetings that are convened on an as-needed basis, and the public is welcome to attend and provide input on proposed projects.
Agendas will be available by the Monday prior to the meeting.