Environmental Impact Reports/CEQA
The California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), Public Resources Code, Section 2100, is intended to:
- Maintain a quality environment as a matter of statewide concern.
- Insure that state government takes steps to safeguard the environment.
- Assure that all agencies whose actions impact the environment or who regulate the activities of individuals, corporations or other public agencies that are found to affect the environment, shall give major consideration to preventing environmental damage.
When planning a facility development project, the district staff consults an environmental consultant who is aware of updates in the process and applicable case law regarding similar circumstances. The environmental consultant will develop an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the project, which includes the preparation of an Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration (IS/MND) to analyze the project's potential environmental effects in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).