CEQA

California Environmental Quality Act

 

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The primary environmental protection law in the state

 

 

Make public involvement a REQUIRED part of the land development process

 

 

Purpose:

Inform governmental decision-makers and the public about potential significant environmental effects of proposed activities

Identify the ways that environmental damage can be avoided or significantly reduced

Prevent significant, avoidable damage to the environment through project alternatives or mitigation measures

         Disclose to the public the reasons for project approval if significant environmental effects are involved
 

 

Enforcement::

Review by other (often understaffed) governmental agencies

Public review by YOU


 

Environmental Impact Evaluation Areas:

 

Aesthetics

 

Agriculture Resources

 

Air Quality

 

Biological Resources

 

Cultural Resources

 

Geology/Soils

 

Hazards & Hazardous Materials

 

Hydrology/Water Quality

 

Land Use/Planning

 

Mineral Resources

 

Noise

 

Population/Housing

 

Public Services

 

Recreation

 

Transportation/Traffic

 

Utilities/Service Systems

 

Mandatory Findings of Significance

 

   

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