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Draft PEIR Available for Public Review

The Draft Program Environmental Impact Report (PEIR) is available for public feedback and comments from December 21, 2023, through February 5, 2024*.​ The electronic version of the document and appendices are linked at the bottom of this page. 

*On January 26, 2024, a notice announced that the public comment period has been extended to Tuesday, February 20, 2024 at 5:00 PM to allow the public a total of 60 days to submit public comments on the Replenish Big Bear Program DPEIR.

Written comments and questions should be submitted to:

Bridgette Burton 



Big Bear Area Regional Wastewater Agency

121 Palomino Drive

P.O. Box 517

Big Bear City, CA 92314

A printed copy of the Draft PEIR and reference documents is available at BBARWA’s offices and the

San Bernardino County Library Big Bear Lake Branch
41930 Garstin Drive
Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

Environmental Review Process

The next major step in the Replenish Big Bear Program is completing its environmental review. This process allows BBARWA, its Program Partners, and the public to explore and understand the Program’s potential impacts on the community and environment.


Steps in the Environmental Review Process

During the environmental review process, the Program Team will prepare a Program Environmental Impact Report (PEIR). Development of the PEIR includes three phases and public involvement opportunities.

  1. Scoping Phase: Complete

    1. The first part of the environmental review process is the scoping phase, which is initiated by a Notice of Preparation that tells public agencies and interested parties that an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) will be prepared. Feedback is encouraged to help identify environmental issues and raise questions and concerns for further study in the EIR. Project alternatives, community impacts, and mitigation measures are also considered.

      1. ​​Scoping meetings were held on January 5th and 10th, 2023.

  2. Draft PEIR Released December 21, 2023

    1. ​​The Draft PEIR will be available for public review to allow community members, interested parties, and agencies the opportunity to provide feedback and comments. The Program Team will review comments, prepare responses, and revise the PEIR as needed.

  3. Final PEIR Certification: 2024

    1. ​​The BBARWA Governing Board will review and consider certification of the Final PEIR during a board meeting which will be open to the public.

Environmental Documents

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