If an environmental impact statement on the closure and reuse of Fort Ord has been prepared and filed pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. Sec. 4321 et seq.), the board may proceed in the following manner:
(a) A notice of the preparation of an environmental impact report on the Fort Ord Reuse Plan shall be prepared pursuant to either Section 21080.4 or Section 21080.6 of the Public Resources Code, and shall include a description of the reuse plan and a copy of the environmental impact statement. The notice shall indicate that the board intends to utilize the environmental impact statement as a draft environmental impact report and requests comments on whether, and to what extent, the environmental impact statement provides adequate information to serve as a draft environmental impact report, and what specific additional information, if any, is necessary to comply with the California Environmental Quality Act (Division 13 (commencing with Section 21000) of the Public Resources Code). The notice shall also indicate the address to which written comments may be sent and the deadline for submitting comments.
(b) Upon the close of the comment period on the notice of preparation, the board may proceed with preparation of the environmental impact report on the reuse plan. The board shall, to the greatest extent feasible, avoid duplication and utilize information in the environmental impact statement consistent with this division. The draft environmental impact report shall consist of all or part of the environmental impact statement and any additional information that is necessary to prepare a draft environmental impact report in compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act.
(c) In all other respects, the environmental impact report for the reuse plan shall be completed in compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act.