The California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) applies to certain activities of state and local public agencies. A public agency must comply with CEQA when it undertakes an activity defined by CEQA as a "project." A project is an activity undertaken by a public agency or a private activity which must receive some discretionary approval (meaning that the agency has the authority to deny the requested permit for approval) from a government agency which may cause either a direct physical change in the environment or a reasonably foreseeable indirect change in the environment. For more background, visit the California Natural Resources Agency page.
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- Is my project exempt?
- How long is the review period for a draft EIR?
- Is my city the lead agency?
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