Adoption of a Negative Declaration

Before Approving a Project, the Lead Agency shall:

  • Consider the proposed ND together with any comments received during the public review process.
  • The lead agency shall adopt the proposed ND only if:
    • It finds that there is no substantial evidence the project will have a significant effect on the environment, and
    • The ND reflects the lead agency’s independent judgment and analysis.

Reference: 14 CCR Section 15074

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