Public Review Documents



  • NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the County of San Diego is extending the public review period for the Draft Recirculated Environmental Impact Report for the following project:
    • Alpine Park Project, State Clearinghouse No. 2021030196 Chapters and Associated Technical Appendices
  • On December 16th, 2022 a Notice of Availability was issued for the Draft Recirculated Environmental Impact Report for the proposed Alpine Park Project that set a 60-day public comment period that was to end on February 14th, 2023. The County has since replaced the Preface, Executive Summary, Hazards and Hazardous Materials, Wildfire, and Alternatives sections to correct minor typographical errors, including those with the strikeout/underline changes in the document, to provide clarity for the reader. No new information is presented in these replaced documents. The County is extending the public comment period for the Draft Recirculated Environmental Impact Report by 14 days from the date of February 14th, 2023, for a total of 74 days.
  • All comments on the Draft EIR must be received by the County no later than 5 p.m. on February 28th, 2023, to be considered. Pursuant to Section 15088a of the CEQA Guidelines, late comments will be considered only at the County’s discretion.
  • Documents will also available for review between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, at County of San Diego Department of Parks and Recreation headquarters (except for February 20th, as it is a County holiday), located at 5500 Overland Avenue, Suite 410, San Diego, CA 92123 - and at Alpine Branch Library located at 1752 Alpine Boulevard, Alpine, CA 91901 during their normal business hours (Tuesday: 12 PM – 7 PM, Wednesday: 10 AM – 6 PM, Thursday: 10 AM – 6 PM, Friday: 10 AM – 5 PM, and Saturday: 10 AM – 5 PM)
  • Direct any comments to Anna Prowant at (619) 756-4548 or

In September 2021, the County (County) of San Diego Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) prepared the Draft EIR for the Alpine Park Project to analyze the potential significant environmental impacts resulting from construction and operation of the proposed project. Upon review of comments received on the Draft EIR, the County DPR determined that certain portions of the Draft EIR were deficient and needed to be corrected. The Recirculated Sections have been prepared to correct the deficiencies or provide additional information.

Pursuant to CEQA, if revisions to the EIR are limited to chapters or portions of the EIR, the lead agency need only recirculate the chapters or portions that have been modified (CEQA Guidelines, Section 15088.5[c]). Therefore, the Recirculated Sections include changes to the Executive Summary, Section 4.4, Biological Resources; Section 4.9, Hazards and Hazardous Materials; Section 4.20, Wildfire; Chapter 6, Alternatives; and associated technical appendices. The Table of Contents is not provided in strikeout/underline because it has been replaced in its entirety.

Section 4.4, Biological Resources and the appendices are not provided in strikeout/underline because they are new or have been replaced in their entirety. See the link below for the original documents for reference.

The proposed project would involve the development of an approximately 25-acre active park that would include potential multi-use turf areas, baseball field, all-wheel area, bike skills area, recreational courts, fitness stations, leash-free dog area, restroom facilities, administrative facility/ranger station, equestrian staging with corral, nature play area, community garden, volunteer pad, picnic areas with shade structures, picnic tables, game table plaza, and trails. The remaining approximately 70 acres would be open space/preserve that would allow for restoration/habitat enhancement.


Recirculated DEIR Documents for Public Review:

2021 Original DEIR Biological Sections (for reference):

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The County of San Diego Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) has released a Notice of Preparation (NOP) of an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the East Otay Trail Alignment Study. The County is soliciting input and feedback from various agencies, stakeholders and the public pertaining to the scope and content of the environmental information that will be included in the EIR. 

The proposed project would provide a planning framework for future development of approximately 80.5 linear miles of trails and pathways within an interconnected trail system among the communities of Eastlake, Otay Ranch, Rolling Hills Ranch, Bella Lago, San Miguel Ranch, and Jamul (within the County of San Diego), along with nine separate ecological preserves and habitat management areas in the East Otay Trail Alignment Study area.

The Proposed Plan includes conceptual plans for 13 new trails and pathways that would provide opportunities for recreation including hiking, biking and horseback riding. Seven staging areas and two trailheads are also proposed to provide access to trails and pathways from various parts of the study area.

Scoping Meeting and Availability: The NOP Scoping Meeting will be held on Thursday, January 12, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. via Zoom. The link to the Zoom Scoping Meeting will be available the day prior to the meeting on this page

Due to time limits mandated by state law, your environmentally related comments must be sent no later than 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2023.

Mail your comments:
County of San Diego, Department of Parks and Recreation
Attn: EOTAS Environmental Review
5500 Overland Avenue, Suite 410
San Diego, California 92123

Email your comments: Send an email to and include “East Otay Trail Alignment Study” in the subject line.

For questions on this Notice of Preparation, please contact Juliette Orozco, DPR Environmental Planner, at (619) 777-3203 or by email at

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The Tijuana River Valley Needs and Opportunities Assessment (NOA) Report provides a comprehensive review and assessment of potential management strategies to address transboundary flows of sewage, trash, and sediment into the Tijuana River Valley located within the United States (U.S.). The NOA Report is intended to provide information and guide decisions on the future implementation of projects to reduce impacts on the Tijuana River Valley from the transboundary flows. The NOA Report includes an analysis of existing transboundary flow water quality conditions and management practices, a needs assessment and data gap analysis, potential proposed projects, evaluation of proposed project alternatives benefits and costs, and project recommendations.

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