NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING AND NOI

NOTICE OF SPECIAL PUBLIC MEETING AND NOTICE OF INTENT TO ADOPT A NEGATIVE DECLARATION

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Environmental Quality Control Board (EQCB) of the City of Seal Beach will hold a special public meeting in the City Council Chamber at 211 Eighth Street, Seal Beach on Tuesday, October 11, 2022, at 6:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as the matter may be considered. The EQCB will consider a draft Negative Declaration prepared for the following project:

Project Description and Location (G&M Oil): An application for Conditional Use Permit (CUP 19-07) and Variance (VAR 22-01), involving the demolition of an existing fueling station at 1300 Pacific Coast Highway, Seal Beach (APN 043-133-20) and the removal of a surface parking lot at 328 13th Street, Seal Beach (APN 043-133-18) and the reconstruction of a new service station, including a new canopy along with a new 1,200 square foot mini market. The new development will be located at 1300 Pacific Coast Highway and 328 13th Street. The Variance involves a request for waiver of various development standards. The project also includes a change of zone for property at 328 13th Street from Residential High Density -20 to General Commercial and an amendment to the General Plan Land Use Designation from Residential High Density to Commercial General.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT  the City of Seal Beach proposes to adopt a Negative Declaration for the above-cited Project. The Negative Declaration is based on the finding that the project will not have a significant effect on the environment. Copies of the Negative Declaration (ND) and supporting materials are available for review at the following locations during the Public Comment Period (September 15, 2022 through October 17, 2022):

1. City of Seal Beach Community Development Dept., 211 Eighth Street, Seal Beach, California 90740. 2. City of Seal Beach website: http://www.sealbeachca.gov(Departments/Community Development/Planning & Development/Environmental Documents Under Review)
3. Gas Station IS-ND (KH 8-11)

Written comments on the Negative Declaration must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. Monday, October 17, 2022 to:

Art Bashmakian, AICP, Interim Senior Planner
211 Eighth Street
Community Development Department
Seal Beach, CA 90740
Splanner@sealbeachca.gov
(562) 431-2527, ext. 1316

A separate notice will be mailed and published announcing the public hearing meeting date - when the Planning Commission meets to consider the Negative Declaration and the Project.




490 PACIFIC COAST HIGHWAY (GAS STATION WITH CONVENIENCE STORE)

INITIAL STUDY AND MITIGATED NEGATIVE IMPACT REPORT (IS/MND)

490 PACIFIC COAST HIGHWAY (GAS STATION WITH CONVENIENCE STORE) (POSTED 11/23/2020)

An application has been submitted to construct a new gas station with a convenience store on a 26,793 square foot parcel (or a .62 acres site). The proposed gas station will involve the installation of 16 gas pump dispensers and the construction of an approximately 2,400 square foot convenience store. The site was previously a gas station that was demolished in 2011. The site has been an active environmental remediation area (with operating groundwater and soil vaper recovery systems) since 1986to remove leaked gasoline from the previous gas station. Variance application VAR 18-2 has also been submitted as the site does not meet the minimum frontage on a public street of 150 feet along the south property line. The project site is included on the list of Leaking Underground Storage Tank Sites from the State Water Board’s Geo Tracker database but not on the hazardous materials facilities, hazardous waste properties, or hazardous waste disposal sites enumerated under Section 65962.5 of the California Government Code (Cortese List).

The City of Seal Beach proposes to adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration for the above-cited Project. The Mitigated Negative Declaration is based on the finding that, with the above-referenced mitigation measures, the project will not have a significant adverse effect on the environment. The 30-day public comment period for this item concluded on December 23, 2020. However, the project is still under review. Additional opportunity to comment on the proposed project is identified below. The environmental documents can be viewed via the following links:

490 Pacific Coast Highway Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration
490 PCH Mitigation Monitoring Program

Public Meetings: The Seal Beach Environmental Quality Control Board (EQCB) considered this item during their December 9, 2020 meeting. The video from this meeting can be viewed here.

The Seal Beach Planning Commission is to consider the project next. However, a meeting date has yet to be scheduled at this time.

For questions or inquiries regarding this project, please contact:

Alexa Smittle, Community Development Director
211 Eighth Street
Community Development Department
Seal Beach, CA 90740
asmittle@sealbeachca.gov
(562) 431-2527, ext. 1313