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California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)

The California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) was adopted in 1970 and incorporated in the Public Resources Code Section 21000-21177.

California Environmental Quality Act document fees are pursuant to Fish and Game Code §711.4(a),(b),(c) and (e).

CEQA applies to projects undertaken, funded, or requiring an issuance of a permit by a public agency.

Its basic purposes are to:

  • Inform government decision-makers and the public about the potentially significant environmental effects of proposed activities.

  • Identify ways that environmental damage can be avoided or significantly reduced.

  • Require changes in the project through the use of alternatives or mitigation measures when feasible, and disclose to the public the reasons why a project was approved if significant environmental effects are involved.