The California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) was put in place to assure that local and state agencies identify any activities of a development project that will cause a significant (direct or indirect) environmental impact. The Act was passed in the California legislature in 1970, and was an extension of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969. The purpose of CEQA is to create a minimize and mitigate damage to the environment, as well as increase public awareness and public input of any given local and state project that could potentially effect the environment.
What does this mean for your development project and can we help?
An environmental impact report (EIR) will be compiled, detailing any possible impact the project will have on environmental quality, fish and wildlife, plant, soil and water sources.