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  • LOS ANGELES COUNTY DRAINAGE AREA SEPULVEDA DAM BASIN ANGELFEST MUSIC AND ARTS FESTIVAL Draft Environmental Assessment Draft Finding of No Significant Impact Prepared by US Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District 915 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, California 90017-3401 With Technical Assistance by City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks April 2016

  • AngelFest i 150107 Draft Environmental Assessment April 2016

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    Chapter 1, Introduction ..................................................................................................................... 1-1  1.1 Proposed Project Site ....................................................................................................... 1-2 

    1.1.1 Woodley Park .................................................................................................... 1-7  1.1.2 Sepulveda Basin Cricket Fields ......................................................................... 1-8  1.1.3 Woodley Park Archery Range ........................................................................... 1-8  1.1.4 Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Area .......................................................................... 1-8  1.1.5 Japanese Garden................................................................................................. 1-8 

    1.2 Parking Areas .................................................................................................................. 1-8  1.2.1 Woodley Lakes Municipal Golf Course ............................................................ 1-9  1.2.2 Balboa Sports Center ......................................................................................... 1-9  1.2.3 Sepulveda Basin Sports Complex ...................................................................... 1-9  1.2.4 Van Nuys Model Airplane Field ........................................................................ 1-9  1.2.5 Orange Line Parking Lots .................................................................................. 1-9  1.2.6 Other Satellite Parking Areas (Outside the Basin) ............................................. 1-9 

    1.3 Surrounding Land Uses ................................................................................................. 1-10  1.4 Authority........................................................................................................................ 1-10  1.5 Background .................................................................................................................... 1-11  1.6 Purpose and Need .......................................................................................................... 1-11  1.7 RAP’s Project Objectives .............................................................................................. 1-12 

    Chapter 2, Alternatives ...................................................................................................................... 2-1  2.1 Alternatives Eliminated From Consideration .................................................................. 2-1 

    2.1.1 Alternate Locations in the Basin ........................................................................ 2-1  2.1.2 Two Day Event in Sepulveda Basin .................................................................. 2-2  2.1.3 Alternate Locations Outside of the Basin .......................................................... 2-3 

    2.2 Alternatives Carried Forward for Comparison .............................................................. 2-11  2.2.1 Alternative 2 .................................................................................................... 2-11  2.2.2 No Action Alternative ...................................................................................... 2-11 

    2.3 Proponent’s Preferred Alternative ................................................................................. 2-12  2.3.1 Festival Characteristics .................................................................................... 2-13  2.3.2 Festival Production Schedule ........................................................................... 2-30  2.3.3 Pre-Festival Site Preparation Activities ........................................................... 2-31  2.3.4 Post-Festival Restoration ................................................................................. 2-34 

    Chapter 3, Baseline Conditions ......................................................................................................... 3-1  3.1 Physical Land Resources ................................................................................................. 3-1 

    3.1.1 Earthquake Faults .............................................................................................. 3-1  3.2 Water Resources .............................................................................................................. 3-1  3.3 Air Quality ....................................................................................................................... 3-2 

    3.3.1 Local Air Quality ............................................................................................... 3-2 

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    AngelFest ii 150107 Draft Environmental Assessment April 2016

    3.3.2 Greenhouse Gas Emissions ................................................................................ 3-4  3.4 Climate Change ............................................................................................................... 3-5  3.5 Noise ................................................................................................................................ 3-6 

    3.5.1 Existing Noise Environment .............................................................................. 3-7  3.6 Biological Resources ..................................................................................................... 3-11 

    3.6.1 Vegetation Communities ................................................................................. 3-12  3.6.2 Common Wildlife ............................................................................................ 3-13  3.6.3 Federally Listed Species .................................................................................. 3-14  3.6.4 Jurisdictional Resources ................................................................................... 3-15  3.6.5 Wildlife Corridors ............................................................................................ 3-15  3.6.6 Protected Trees ................................................................................................ 3-15 

    3.7 Cultural Resources ......................................................................................................... 3-16  3.7.1 Known Cultural Resources .............................................................................. 3-16 

    3.8 Hazardous Materials and Wastes ................................................................................... 3-17  3.9 Socioeconomics and Environmental Justice .................................................................. 3-18  3.10 Transportation and Traffic ............................................................................................. 3-19  3.11 Utilities .......................................................................................................................... 3-21  3.12 Aesthetics ...................................................................................................................... 3-21  3.13 Recreation Resources .................................................................................................... 3-22  3.14 Public Health and Safety ............................................................................................... 3-22 

    3.14.1 Floodplain Management .................................................................................. 3-23  3.14.2 Emergency Responders .................................................................................... 3-24 

    3.15 Sustainability ................................................................................................................. 3-24 

    Chapter 4, Alternatives Impacts Assessment .................................................................................. 4-1  4.1 Physical Land Resources ................................................................................................. 4-1 

    4.1.1 Thresholds of Significance ................................................................................ 4-1  4.1.2 Proponent’s Preferred Alternative ..................................................................... 4-1  4.1.3 Alternative 2 ...................................................................................................... 4-2  4.1.4 No Action Alternative ........................................................................................ 4-3  4.1.5 Environmental Commitments ............................................................................ 4-3 

    4.2 Water Resources .............................................................................................................. 4-3  4.2.1 Thresholds of Significance ................................................................................ 4-3  4.2.2 Proponent’s Preferred Alternative ..................................................................... 4-4  4.2.3 Alternative 2 ...................................................................................................... 4-5  4.2.4 No Action