What is CEQA Appendix G?

ENVIRONMENTAL CHECKLIST FORM. NOTE: The following is a sample form and may be tailored to satisfy individual agencies’ needs and project circumstances. It may be used to meet the requirements for an initial study when the criteria set forth in CEQA Guidelines have been met.

What is the difference between NEPA and CEQA?

NEPA is purely a procedural document and narrower than CEQA in process and in practice. The CEQA lead agency is usually local or state government. NEPA and CEQA are used at the national and state/local levels to ensure the environmental impact is being considered in the decision-making process.

What does CEQA stand for?

California Environmental Quality Act
Key resources for understanding and implementing the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).

What is the CEQA process?

The CEQA process requires the public agency in charge of permitting the project, known as the “lead agency,” to conduct an environmental review. This review is pulled together in one document, either a negative declaration if no adverse impact is projected, or an environmental impact report.

What triggers CEQA?

The lead agency must: Determine if the proposed activity is a “project” is subject to CEQA; if subject to CEQA, then: If the Initial Study finds substantial evidence that the project will have a significant effect on the environment, then an EIR must be prepared.

What is a CEQA initial study?

An initial study is a preliminary analysis conducted by the lead agency to determine if a project may have a significant effect on the environment. The initial study also aids in determining what type of environmental document to prepare.

What are NEPA requirements?

NEPA requires federal agencies to assess the environmental effects of their proposed actions prior to making decisions. The range of actions covered by NEPA is broad and includes: making decisions on permit applications, adopting federal land management actions, and.

What triggers a CEQA?

Who does CEQA apply?

All projects undertaken by a public agency are subject to CEQA. This includes projects undertaken by any state or local agency, any special district (e.g., a school district), and any public college or university. CEQA applies to discretionary projects undertaken by private parties.

How long does the CEQA process take?

CEQA does contain some processing time requirements. For example, for private projects, an agency has 30 days to check an application and let you know if additional information is required (this process is commonly referred to as “884 review”). This requirement can be extended 15 days with the applicant’s consent.

What triggers a CEQA review?

Who is subject to NEPA?

C.F.R. § 1508.18(a), (b)(4) (elec. 2007). Virtually every activity involving federal lands or federal min- erals (including development of federal split estate minerals) that requires approval from a federal agency is potentially subject to NEPA.