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ESP171_Class_6_lectu - ESP 171 Environmental Planning 4/27 CEQA and the Environmental Review Process National Environmental Protection Act(NEPA

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ESP 171 Environmental Planning 4/27 CEQA and the Environmental Review Process National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA) – 1969 EISs for federally funded projects California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) – 1970 EIRs for publicly funded projects and for government actions Functions of CEQA Basic goal: “to develop and maintain a high-quality environment now and in the future” Specific goals: 1. Identify: identify the significant environmental effects of their actions; and, either 2. Avoid: avoid those significant environmental effects, where feasible; or 3. Mitigate: mitigate those significant environmental effects, where feasible. Functions: - Inform: To inform decision-makers about significant environmental effects - Disclose: To disclose to the public why a project is approved even if it leads to environmental damage Applies to any “project” – activities that have potential to impact the environment, including: 1. Adoption of general plan, zoning ordinance, other plans and policies 2. Approval of projects and issuance of development permits Guidelines: Governor’s Office of Planning and Research and the Resource Agencies required to prepare
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This note was uploaded on 09/21/2009 for the course ECI 165 taught by Professor Salon during the Fall '09 term at UC Davis.

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ESP171_Class_6_lectu - ESP 171 Environmental Planning 4/27 CEQA and the Environmental Review Process National Environmental Protection Act(NEPA

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