Central Utility Plant Expansion Project Draft EIR

Draft EIR & Notice of Availability and Public Comment Opportunity

Public participation is an essential part of the CEQA process. UC Davis has released for public review the Draft EIR for the UC Davis Sacramento Campus Central Utility Plant Expansion Project as stated in the Notice of Availability (NOA) for a 45-day review period.

Where to Review the Draft EIR

The Draft EIR is available for review at the following locations:

Online: https://environmentalplanning.ucdavis.edu/CUP_Expansion-DEIR. Please see below for links to the Draft EIR chapters.

Public Review Copies:

  • UC Davis Health, Facilities Planning and Development, 4800 Second Avenue, Suite 3010, Sacramento, CA 958178
  • UC Davis Office of Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability, 436 Mrak Hall on the UC Davis campus, Davis, CA 95616
  • Reserves at Shields Library on the UC Davis campus, Davis, CA 95616
  • Colonial Heights Library, 4799 Stockton Blvd, Sacramento, 95820

Draft EIR Public Review and Comment Period

The 45-day public review period for the Draft EIR begins on Thursday, September 21, 2023 and ends on Monday, November 6, 2023 at 5:00 p.m.

The purpose of the public review period is to provide the public an opportunity to review and comment on the California Hospital Tower Project Draft EIR. Please send your written or electronic responses, with contact information for your agency or yourself, to the following address:

Heather Davis, AICP
Interim Director of Environmental Planning
Campus Planning and Environmental Stewardship
University of California, One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616

Public and agency comments must be received no later than 5:00 PM on November 6, 2023.

Draft EIR Public Hearing

UC Davis will also conduct a virtual public hearing during the public comment period. The hearing objective is to provide a verbal comment opportunity for the public on the environmental impact details of the proposed project. The public hearing will be on October 4, 2023 beginning at 5:30 p.m. and ending at 6:30pm The hearing will be conducted virtual via Zoom, an online video conferencing service. If you are interested in attending, please register in advance using the link below. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

The public hearing is scheduled for the following date and time:

  • Wednesday, October 4, 2023 starting at 5:30 p.m. online via Zoom webinar.
  • Register in advance by clicking HERE


UC Davis Sacramento Campus Central Utility Plant Expansion Project Draft EIR (22.6MB)

 Individual Draft EIR chapters:

Please visit the prior scoping period overview and Notice of Preparation webpage for details regarding the May 2023 start of the CEQA effort for the CUP Expansion Project.

CEQA EIR Process Timeline

  • Distribute Notice of Preparation – May 23, 2023
  • Publication of Draft EIR – September 21, 2023
  • Public Review of Draft EIR – September 21 to November 6, 2023
  • Public Hearing on Draft EIR – October 4, 2023 at 5:30pm
  • Final EIR Publication - Winter 2023
  • University Review & Decision – Tentative UC Board of Regents Approval in January 2024