City of Lemoore
2030 General Plan
Draft EIR
December 2007

Table of Contents

1 Introduction
        1.1 Purpose
        1.2 General Plan Process and Public Involvement
        1.3 EIR Approach and Assumptions
        1.4 Issues Addressed in this EIR
        1.5 Documents Incorporated by Reference
        1.6 Intended Uses of the EIR
        1.7 Approval and Review of the Plan and EIR
        1.8 Organization of the EIR

2 Project Description
        2.1 Regional Location and Planning Boundaries
        2.2 Purpose and Objectives of the General Plan
        2.3 The Proposed General Plan
        2.4 Buildout Under the Proposed General Plan
        2.5 Key Plan Policies
        2.6 Implementation of the Proposed General Plan

3 Settings, Impacts, and Mitigation Measures
        3.1 Land Use and Agriculture
        3.2 Transportation
        3.3 Public Utilities and Services
        3.4 Parks, Recreation, and Public Open Space
        3.5 Biological Resources
        3.6 Hydrology and Water Quality
        3.7 Air Quality
        3.8 Noise
        3.9 Seismic and Geologic Hazards
        3.10 Hazardous Materials and Wildfires
        3.11 Cultural Resources
        3.12 Visual Resources
        3.13 Energy Use and Climate Change

4 Analysis of Alternatives
        4.1 Background of Alternatives Development
        4.2 Description of Alternatives
        4.3 Comparative Impact Analysis
        4.4 Environmentally Superior Alternative

5 CEQA - Required Conclusions
        5.1 Significant Unavoidable Environmental Impacts
        5.2 Significant Irreversible Environmental Changes
        5.3 Growth-inducing Impacts
        5.4 Cumulative Impacts

6 Bibliography

7 Persons and Organizations Consulted

8 Report Authors

9 Glossary

10 List of Acronyms


List of Figures

        Figure 2.1-1: Regional Location
        Figure 2.1-2: Planning Area Boundaries
        Figure 2.3-1: General Plan Land Use Diagram
        Figure 3.1-1: Existing Land Use
        Figure 3.1-2: Farmland
        Figure 3.2-1: Roadway Classification
        Figure 3.2-2: Existing Traffic Volumes
        Figure 3.2-3: Truck Routes
        Figure 3.2-4: Transit and Bikeways
        Figure 3.2-5: Planned Improvements
        Figure 3.2-6: Future Traffic Volumes
        Figure 3.3-1: Existing and Proposed Parks and Schools
        Figure 3.3-2: Public Facilities and Utilities
        Figure 3.5-1: Special Status Species and Habitats
        Figure 3.6-1: Hydrology and Flood Zones
        Figure 3.7-1: San Joaquin Valley Air Basin
        Figure 3.8-1: Typical Sound Levels
        Figure 3.8-2: Existing Noise Contours
        Figure 3.8-3: Future Noise Contours
        Figure 3.9-1: Soils
        Figure 3.9-2: Regional Faults
        Figure 3.10-1: Hazardous Materials and Wildfire Threat
        Figure 3.11-1: Cultural and Historic Resources
        Figure 3.12-1: Lemoore's Visual Resources
        Figure 4.2-1: Alternative A
        Figure 4.2-2: Alternative B
        Figure 4.2-3: No Project Alternative

List of Tables

       Table 2.3-1: Lemoore General Plan Land Use Density Assumptions
       Table 2.4-1: Lemoore General Plan Additional Land Use Acreage at Plan Buildout
       Table 2.4-2: Population and Households at Plan Buildout
       Table 2.4-3: Additional Housing Units by Type
       Table 2.4-4: Existing Employment by Sector
       Table 2.4-5: Employment Assumptions
       Table 2.4-6: Additional Private Sector Employment
       Table 2.4-7: Jobs Housing Balance
       Table 3.1-1: Existing Land Use within the Planning Area
       Table 3.1-2: Farmland in Lemoore Planning Area, 2007
       Table 3.1-3: Farmland Conversion with Proposed General Plan Buildout
       Table 3.2-1: Qualitative Description of Level of Service
       Table 3.2-2: Peak Hour Level of Service Criteria for Roadway Segments in Lemoore
       Table 3.2-3: Analysis Roadway Segments
       Table 3.2-4: Existing Local Roadway V/C Ratios and Peak Hour Levels of Service
       Table 3.2-5: Existing Highway V/C Ratios and Peak Hour Levels of Service
       Table 3.2-6: Trip Generation
       Table 3.2-7: Daily Vehicle Trip Patterns under the Proposed General Plan
       Table 3.2-8: Local and Regional Vehicle Miles Traveled
        Table 3.2-9: Future Local Roadway V/C Ratios and Peak Hour Levels of Service
        Table 3.2-10: Future Freeway V/C Ratios and Peak Hour Levels of Service
       Table 3.3-1: Existing Public Schools in Lemoore 2006-2007
       Table 3.3-2: Water Production, 1996-2006
       Table 3.3-3: Current and Projected Water Demand
       Table 3.3-4: Current and Projected Wastewater Treatment Needs
       Table 3.3-5: Kings County Solid Waste Diversion Rates, 1998-2005
       Table 3.3-6: Annual Calls for Police Service
       Table 3.3-7: Student Generation Assumptions
       Table 3.3-8: Additional Public School Students Based on Plan Buildout
       Table 3.3-9: Buildout Student Population and School Demand
       Table 3.3-10: Estimated Solid Waste Generation in 2030
       Table 3.3-11: Additional Police and Fire Personnel Needed for General Plan Buildout
       Table 3.4-1: Existing Public Parks and Recreation Facilities
       Table 3.4-2: Summary of Existing Recreation Facilities
       Table 3.4-3: Summary of Proposed Parks in Lemoore
       Table 3.5-1: Habitat Types in the Planning Area
       Table 3.5-2: Potential Habitat Conversion at Buildout
       Table 3.6-1: Urban Uses within the Floodplains
       Table 3.7-1: State and National Criteria Air Pollutant Standards, Effects and Sources
       Table 3.7-2: Annual Average Concentrations and Health Risks for Toxic Air Contaminants in the San Joaquin Valley Air Basin (1995-2005)
       Table 3.7-3: Attainment Status of the San Joaquin Valley Air Basin for State and National Ambient Air Quality Standards
       Table 3.7-4: Ozone, Nitrogen, Carbon Monoxide, and Particulate Matter Air Pollution for Kings County (1999-2005)
       Table 3.7-5: Vehicle Emissions - Proposed Lemoore General Plan
       Table 3.8-1: Existing Land Use Exposure to Traffic Noise
       Table 3.8-2: Typical Noise Generated by a Train
       Table 3.8-3: Future Land Use Exposure to Traffic Noise
       Table 3.8-4: Land Use Compatibility for Community Noise Environments
       Table 3.8-5: Proposed General Plan Land Use Exposure to NAS Lemoore Noise
       Table 3.8-6: Aircraft Noise Mitigation Measures
       Table 3.9-1: Soil Types
       Table 3.9-2: Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale
       Table 3.10-1: Location of LUFT, Toxic Release, and SLIC Sites in the Planning Area
       Table 3.10-2: Existing Wildfire Hazards
       Table 3.11-1: Locally Designated Buildings of Historic Significance
       Table 3.13-1: Proposed General Plan Annual Greenhouse Gas Emissions
       Table 4.2-1: Comparison of the Proposed General Plan and Alternatives at Buildout
       Table 4.2-2: Buildout and Existing (2006) Conditions: Proposed General Plan and Alternatives
       Table 4.3-1: Planned Land Use at Buildout by Alternative
       Table 4.3-2: Farmland and Williamson Act Land Conversion at Buildout by Alternative
       Table 4.3-3: Trip Generation by Alternative
       Table 4.3-4: Daily Vehicle Trip Patterns by Alternative
       Table 4.3-5: Local and Regional Vehicle Miles Traveled by Alternative
       Table 4.3-6: Level of Service Comparison at Buildout by Alternative
       Table 4.3-7: Demand for Public Schools at Buildout by Alternative
       Table 4.3-8: Projected Water Demand at Buildout by Alternative
       Table 4.3-9: Demand for Police and Fire Personnel at Buildout by Alternative
       Table 4.3-10: Total Parkland at Buildout by Alternative
       Table 4.3-11: Urban Uses within Floodplains at Buildout by Alternative
       Table 4.3-12: Vehicle Emissions at Buildout by Alternative
       Table 4.3-13: Urban Land Exposure to Noise from NASL at Buildout by Alternative
       Table 4.3-14: Transportation Energy Greenhouse Gas Emissions at Buildout by Alternative
       Table 4.3-15: Electricity Greenhouse Gas Emissions at Buildout by Alternative