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The Planning Department’s current pre‐qualified consultant pools with expertise in the preparation of environmental impact, transportation, historical resources, and archeological resources documents for both publicly and privately-sponsored projects, established in September 2012, will expire after two years on September 2014. The Planning Department will be issuing a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for As-Needed Consultant Services for Environmental, Transportation, Historic Resources, and Archeological Review in Summer 2014, in order to have the new pre‐qualified consultant pools in effect by September 2014.

The RFQ will be posted on the City’s Bids and Contracts Listing Database at http://mission.sfgov.org/OCABidPublication/ (select “Consultants and Professional Services” from the “Category” drop-down menu). If you wish to receive an email notification of RFQ availability, please subscribe to the Department’s email list for Contracting and Bid Opportunities.

Please note that the RFQ process is an independent and objective selection process, and consultation with the Environmental Review Officer (ERO) and Planning staff has no bearing on selection for the Planning Department’s pre‐qualified consultant pools.

If you have any questions regarding the upcoming RFQ, please contact Danny Yeung at danny.yeung@sfgov.org.

Sponsor Resources

Environmental Planning has compiled this list of useful documents and websites to aid you in your preparation of environmental review analysis documents for our department. These links include information on the Environmental Planning consultant pool, CEQA and technical analysis guidelines, document templates and forms, and general CEQA information. We will update these items periodically, so please check for updates on this web page to ensure that you are working with the most recent version.

Consultant Pools

The Planning Department has established pools of qualified consultants with expertise in the preparation of environmental impact, transportation, historical resources, and archeological resources documents. The following documents are lists of consultants included in the pools, procedures for administering the pools, and consultants selected from the pools for individual projects.

We welcome your feedback on this web page. Please email your comments to: Erik Jaszewski Environmental Planning Webmaster.

Document Date
Administration of Environmental Planning Consultant Pools 9/01/10
Administration of Historic Resource Consultant Pools 4/11/11
Archeological Review Consultant Pool 5/2/13
Environmental Consultant Pool 5/2/13
Historic Resources Consultant Pool 9/21/12
Transportation Consultant Pool 9/21/12
Selected Consultants 10/29/13

CEQA Document Preparation Guidelines

Document Date
Environmental Review Guidelines 10/5/2012
Environmental Review Guidelines Notice of Availability 10/5/2012
Environmental Review Guidelines Training Workshop Presentation 11/05/2012

Technical Analysis Guidelines

Document Date
Transportation Impact Analysis Guidelines for Environmental Review October 2002
San Francisco Preservation Bulletin No. 16: CEQA Review Procedures for Historic Resources 3/31/08
Greenhouse Gas Compliance Checklist Cover Sheet 4/20/12
Greenhouse Gas Compliance Checklist for Private Development Projects 3/19/14
Greenhouse Gas Compliance Checklist for Municipal Projects 3/19/14
Transportation Significance Criteria 9/27/13

Document Templates and Checklists

Document Date
Initial Studies
Initial Study Checklist (Environmental Review Guidelines Appendix B) 8/1/13
Initial Study Table of Contents (Environmental Review Guidelines Appendix C) 10/5/12
Mitigated Negative Declarations
Notification of Project Receiving Environmental Review (Environmental Review Guidelines Appendix F) 6/18/13
PMND Cover Page (Environmental Review Guidelines Appendix H) 10/5/12
Notice of Availability of and Intent to Adopt a MND (Environmental Review Guidelines Appendix I) 2/28/14
Notice of Completion January 2008
Agreement to Implement Mitigation Measures (Environmental Review Guidelines Appendix K) 10/5/12
Affidavit of Mailing 10/5/12
FMND Cover Page (Environmental Review Guidelines Appendix M) 2/28/14
Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program (Environmental Review Guidelines Appendix L) 10/5/12
PMND Appeal Packet Transmittal Memorandum 09/10/08
PMND Appeal Executive Summary 09/10/08
PMND Appeal Motion 09/10/08
PMND Appeal Exhibit A 09/10/08
Notice of Determination (NOD) (Environmental Review Guidelines Appendix N) 7/3/13
Environmental Impact Reports
Notice of Preparation of an EIR (Environmental Review Guidelines Appendix O) 8/1/13
Notice of Availability of the NOP (Environmental Review Guidelines Appendix P) 2/28/14
Notice of Availability of a Draft EIR (Environmental Review Guidelines Appendix R) 7/1/13
Notice of Completion January 2008
DEIR Cover (Environmental Review Guidelines Appendix T) 8/1/13
DEIR Distribution Notice (Environmental Review Guidelines Appendix U) 8/1/13
DEIR Table of Contents (Environmental Review Guidelines Appendix V) 10/5/12
Summary of Impacts of Proposed Project (Environmental Review Guidelines Appendix W) 10/5/12
Comparison of Significant Impacts of the Proposed Project and Alternatives (Environmental Review Guidelines Appendix X) 10/5/12
Agreement to Implement Mitigation Measures (Environmental Review Guidelines Appendix K) 10/5/12
Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program (Environmental Review Guidelines Appendix L) 10/5/12
DEIR Declaration of Posting (Environmental Review Guidelines Appendix S) 10/5/12
Scoping Meeting Materials (Environmental Review Guidelines Appendix Q) 7/16/13
FEIR Request Postcard (Environmental Review Guidelines Appendix Y) 10/5/12
Responses to Comments Cover (Environmental Review Guidelines Appendix Z) 10/5/12
Responses to Comments Distribution Notice (Environmental Review Guidelines Appendix AA) 2/7/14
Responses to Comments Table of Contents (Environmental Review Guidelines Appendix BB) 10/5/12
FEIR Cover (Environmental Review Guidelines Appendix CC) 10/5/12
FEIR Table of Contents (Environmental Review Guidelines Appendix DD) 8/1/13
Notice of Determination (NOD) (Environmental Review Guidelines Appendix N) 8/1/13
Forms
Kick-off Meeting Agenda (Environmental Review Guidelines Appendix E) 10/5/12
Progress Meeting Agenda (Environmental Review Guidelines Appendix FF) 10/5/12
Quality Assurance/Quality Control Plan (Environmental Review Guidelines Appendix D) 10/5/12
Affidavit of Mailing (Environmental Review Guidelines Appendix G) 10/5/12
EP Guidelines Exception Agreement (Environmental Review Guidelines Appendix A) 10/5/12
Consultant's Checklist for Document Submittal (Environmental Review Guidelines Appendix J) 10/5/12
Applications
Environmental Evaluation Application 1/10/14
Project Review Meeting Application 8/31/11
Shadow Analysis Application 10/21/11
Tree Planting and Protection Checklist 5/7/12
Historic Resources - Supplemental Information Form  5/1/12
Affidavit of Mailing 10/5/12

General CEQA Information

Document Date
CEQA Update: Senate Bill 743 Summary - Aesthetics, Parking and Traffic 11/26/13
Map of San Francisco Transit Priority Areas 1/16/14
Environmental Planning's Environmental Review Process Summary 3/17/11
Chapter 31 of the San Francisco Administrative Code  
Updates to Chapter 31 of the San Francisco Administrative Code 7/17/13
CEQA Statutes and Guidelines  
CEQA Process Flow Chart  
California State Clearinghouse Document Submission Requirements  

 

 
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