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CEQA Report – Environmental Processing For Land Development

The initial study checklist will help determine the type of CEQA document required for a project. It can be either a negative declaration or a mitigated negative declaration. In the preparation of an environmental impact report, the significance threshold can be set by the initial study checklist.

Based on responses to 89 questions that cover 18 environmental issues, the California Natural Resources Agency has determined what type of NEPA and CEQA reports are needed for a project.

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The California Natural Resources Agency states that Appendix G is a sample form that may be modified to fit the needs of the lead agency or the specific circumstances of the project. The Third District Court of Appeal also recently issued an opinion clarifying that all substantial evidence concerning potential impacts of a particular project must be considered .

For easy reference, each of the 18 environmental topics described in Appendix G is covered in separate chapters. CEQA document preparers can choose the environmental issue that interests them and access all information in that chapter.

This book is not meant to be read from cover to cover. It can instead be used as a reference for any environmental topic that the initial study checklist author is interested in. You can even search online for more information about the CEQA report.