Under CEQA, public agencies are required to publish Negative Declarations, Mitigated Negative Declarations, Environmental Impact Reports, and Sustainable Communities Environmental Assessments. CEQA also requires agencies to solicit public comment on these documents.
For an overview of the CEQA review process, click here.
Negative Declarations / Mitigated Negative Declarations
The link below collects published Negative Declarations and Mitigated Negative Declarations, listed by the date they appeared in the Los Angeles Times.
Environmental Impact Reports (EIR)
Follow the link below for Notices of Preparation, Draft EIRs, and Final EIRs.
Sustainable Communities Environmental Assessment (SCEA)
Sustainable Communities Environmental Assessments (SCEA) are designed to help local governments use the CEQA streamlining benefits of Senate Bill 375, as well as the new exemptions for projects consistent with the Sustainable Communities Strategy and regional greenhouse gas reduction targets.
City CEQA Guidance
In December 2018, the California Supreme Court issued a decision on the Sierra Club v. County of Fresno (Friant Ranch) court case, addressing new standards of review for air quality analyses prepared under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) for land use projects.
In response to the court ruling, City Planning prepared a paper to demonstrate the current infeasibility of directly linking a specific project’s emissions with a particular localized health effect. This paper may be utilized in Environmental Impact Reports (EIRs) prepared by the City for certain plans or projects with significant air quality impacts.